The Vivid IQ from GE Healthcare is a high-performance, portable laptop ultrasound system with digital spectral and colour-flow Doppler, suitable for advanced cardiac and abdominal imaging.
GE’s patented beamforming technology and digital filtering techniques help to provide fantastic image quality. Broadband curvilinear and linear probes, operating at between 5 and 12 MHz, facilitate high resolution abdominal imaging in patients of all bodyweights.
Cardiac imaging is provided by 3 phased array probes, ranging from 3 to 12 MHz – 5 probes in total. In addition, an ECG attachment is always used for accurate timing of cardiac measurements.
NVi has a veterinary specific video gastroduodenoscope with a 7.9mm outer diameter, a 2.8mm channel for large biopsies, and a 1.5 metre working length. The veterinary specific nature of this videoscope allows for pyloric intubation of all patients from approximately 3-60kg, and for ileocolic intubation in patients over 10kg. A 3.9mm veterinary fibrescope is suitable for bronchoscopy in patients of all sizes.
Both have a range of biopsy and retrieval devices. We use mucus collection traps for bronchoalveolar lavage, as when used with suction these produce a vastly higher yield than lavages performed using catheter aspiration techniques.
There is also a range of rigid endoscopes (2.1mm forward-facing, and 2.7mm 30 degree) to permit rhinoscopy and cystoscopy with sheaths which have fluid ingress taps for continuous flushing to optimise visualisation, and again a range of interventional accessories to permit biopsy and retrieval.
There is a portable video monitor display which accommodates both video and fibre-scopes, with digital image retrieval.