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A History of Voluson

  • 1967
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    Two-dimensional ultrasonic B-mode images are now possible with the Combison compound ultrasound system (Kretz/GE technology).

  • 1977
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    World’s first real-time sector ultrasound system. New technology of probes and ultrasound system provides gray scale images with high detail ‘state-of-the-art’ resolution.

  • 1982
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    First computerized, compact ultrasound system (Combison 320) that is software controlled – helping optimize ease of use and comfort

  • 1985
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    First endovaginal probe and panoramic ultrasound system is launched. This new technology enables clinicians to see early OB and GYN pathologies like they have never been seen before!

  • 1989
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    World’s first 3D ultrasound and abdominal volume probe is launched (Combison 330). Volume acquisition takes 1-2 seconds and rendering of the image takes up to 20 minutes on an external PC.

  • 1992
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    World’s first transvaginal volume probe. A leap forward in technology with the Combison 530 - now it takes 2-3 seconds to render the 3D image.

  • 1997
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    Combison 530D is the hallmark of innovation - live 3D is now possible with an acquisition of 4 volumes per second.

  • 2000
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    Launch of the renown Voluson 730 with Real Time 4D and acquisition time of 16 volumes per second.

  • 2002
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    First time introduction of STIC (Spatio Temporal Image Correlation) technology – semi automatic views of the fetal heart with the push of one button.

  • 2004
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    Introduction of SRI (Speckle Reduction Imaging) on Voluson has an enormous impact on IQ. Micro-curved probe with Micro4D technology introduced for fetal head.

  • 2005
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    Introduction of HD-Flow™ improving sensitivity in vascular studies and reduce overwriting. Launch of matrix probes introduces major image quality improvements.

  • 2006
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    • Launch of RIC6-12 endovaginal probe enabling clinicians to see small details clearly.
    • Launch of Volume matrix probes.
    • Introduction of Voluson i and Voluson 3 compact systems.
    • Introduction of SonoVCADheart automation software for fetal heart imaging.
  • 2007
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    Continuing innovations in automation technology – SonoAVCfollicle (Sonography-based Automated Volume Count) for easy-to-use follicle assessment.

  • 2008
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    SonoVCADlabor (Sonography-based Volume Computer Aided Display labor) automatically documents labor progression with objective ultrasound data.

  • 2009
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    Revolutionizing image quality (IQ) capabilities with the launch of the Dynamic Rendering Engine on the Voluson E-Series platform.

  • 2010
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    SonoNT – (Sonography-based Nuchal Translucency) the first, easy to use semi-automated tool to provide quantifiable NT measurements as early as 11 weeks, enhancing the accuracy and reproducibility of these critical metrics.

  • 2011
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    HDlive – Next generation rendering tool which provides exceptional anatomical realism and helps increase depth perception. This imaging capability can help achieve a deeper understanding of relational anatomy, enrich patient communication and help enhance diagnostic confidence.

GE Healthcare is a global leader in women’s health ultrasound imaging.

We work constantly to improve the quality of our ultrasound images and create specialized tools to help clinicians see more anatomical details so that they are able to provide their patients the best possible care.

The Voluson family of products offer a range of solutions tailored to meet your budgetary and clinical needs.

Voluson imaging diagrams depicting scans of a baby's face.

For more than three decades Voluson has led the way in women’s health imaging, building on its successes by incorporating feedback from ultrasound engineers and thought leaders in women’s healthcare.

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the Voluson family of ultrasound platforms

Expert Series
Voluson E8 Voluson E8
Voluson E6 Voluson E6
Signature Series
Voluson S8 Voluson S8
Voluson S6 Voluson S6
Compact Series
Voluson i Voluson Family Compact Series e
Voluson e Voluson Family Compact Series i
The 730 Series
Voluson 730 Expert Voluson 730 Expert
Voluson 730 PRO Voluson 730 PRO
Voluson 730 PRO V Voluson 730 PRO V
  • Voluson E8

    The E-Series – Expert Series

    Voluson E8

    The Voluson® E8 premium imaging platform helps take women’s health ultrasound to greater heights - allowing you to see small details in 1st trimester scans. It also provides you advancements in image quality, automation, probes technology and image analysis.

  • Voluson E6

    The E-Series – Expert Series

    Voluson E6

    The Voluson® E6 is the entry level into the Expert-series, and is designed specifically to give you the exceptional imaging you need today so you have the flexibility to meet your emerging needs. This versatile expert-level system helps deliver expandable capabilities to grow with your practice.

  • Voluson S8

    The Signature Series

    Voluson S8

    Reflecting GE Healthcare’s leadership in women’s ultrasound, the Voluson® S8 provides excellent clinical imaging, while also enabling the efficiency and productivity that busy practices demand in a new ergonomically designed system.

  • Voluson S6

    The Signature Series

    Voluson S6

    The Voluson® S6 system hits the price-performance target in women’s health ultrasound, with hard-working capabilities that fit your practice, your patient base, and your budget.

  • Voluson Family Compact Series i

    Compact Series

    Voluson i

    Voluson i is the world’s first compact Volume ultrasound system. The power of Voluson i enables you to achieve advanced console-quality performance in a portable package that can easily go with you to your patient.

  • Voluson Family Compact Series e

    Compact Series

    Voluson e

    Voluson e helps provide you enhanced clinical confidence with excellent 2D and 3D image quality. This compact, portable system enables you to easily and efficiently integrate ultrasound into your clinical settings.

  • Voluson 730 Expert

    730 Series

    Voluson 730 Expert

    The Voluson® 730 is known world-wide for it’s Volume Ultrasound capabilities. The Voluson 730 Expert provides you 3D/4D applications - enabling you to see abnormalities clearly. Its excellent 2D image capabilities and automation and productivity tools will support clinical decision-making and help to grow your business.

  • Voluson 730 PRO

    The 730 Series

    Voluson 730 PRO

    The Voluson® 730 Pro is a price-sensitive system that provides you with excellent 2D and Volume Ultrasound imaging tools to help you achieve diagnostic confidence in your obstetrical, gynecologic, breast and general imaging studies.

  • Voluson 730 PRO V

    The 730 Series

    Voluson 730 PRO V

    The Voluson® 730 Pro V is a price-sensitive system that provides you with excellent 2D and Volume Ultrasound imaging tools to help you achieve diagnostic confidence in your obstetrical, gynecologic, breast and general imaging studies.