What’s the Difference Between the GE Venue 40 and the GE Venue 50?
The Venue 40 and the Venue 50 are usually used to guide needles. They both feature needle recognition capabilities, but the Venue 50 has enhanced needle visibility. The Venue 50 has a 12.1-inch screen which is about 2-inches larger than the Venue 40 with a 10.4-inch screen. With the larger screen, the GE Venue 50 weighs a little more at 8.8 lbs compared to the 8 lbs of the GE Venue 40. Even though the Venue 50 has a larger screen and weighs more, both the Venue 50 and 40 have the same dimensions.
GE Venue 50 and GE Venue 40 Dimensions
Height: 11.1 In (28.2 cm)
Width: 10.8 In (27.4 cm)
Depth: 2.2 In (5.6 cm)
The Venue 40 and 50 feature a very user-friendly cart. They can be easily moved around ensuring quick mobility. The height can be adjusted with a foot pedal on the bottom of the cart. You can also adjust the angle of the screen for optimal viewing. The consoles of these devices feature 1 probe port that can be safely connected by inserting and locking them into the device. Both of these systems feature wireless capabilities. The Venue 50 cart features 1 Ethernet port, 3 USB type A ports, removable SD card, and 1 HDMI Port. The Venue 40 Cart features 1 Ethernet port, 1 USB Mini B Port, 1 USB Type A port, removable SD card, and 1 DVI port. The 40 and 50 both have high-resolution displays with automatic image optimization.
Venue 50 and Venue 40 Operating Modes
Color Flow Mode (CFM)
Power Doppler Imaging (PDI)
Both devices start and recharge quickly. The sleek and portable design of the Venue 40 and the Venue 50 allow the device to fit in tight spaces. Since the screen is single-surface, it is easy to clean and can be swabbed with medical-grade disinfectants. The high-resolution imaging with multiple transducer options, can take care of a broad spectrum of patients in emergency, anesthesia, musculoskeletal, point-of-care, interventional, and vascular access applications.
Venue 50 and Venue 40 Compatible Transducers
Both can support the following: Linear, Phased, and Convex array transducers
12L-SC Wide Band Linear Transducer
- FOV (Field of View): 38.4 mm
- Steered Angle: +/- 20
- M-Mode Imaging Frequency: 8-13 MHz
- CFM Imaging Frequency: 4-6.67 MHz
- Number of Elements: 192
- Applications: Peripheral Vascular, Pediatric, Small Organ, Conventional Musculoskeletal, Superficial Musculoskeletal, Thoracic (fluid, Pleural and motion detection), Non-vascular (including Nerve Block), Interventional, Abdominal, Neonatal Cephalic, Intraoperative, Vascular Access and Tissue Biopsy
3S-SC Wide Band Phased Array Transducer
- FOV (Field of View): 60 – 90 degrees
- B-Mode Imaging Frequency: 1.5-5 MHz
- CFM Imaging Frequency: 1.85-2.5 MHz
- Number of Elements: 64
- Applications: Abdominal, Fetal/OB, Pediatric, Neonatal Cephalic, Adult Cephalic (transcranial), Cardiac (Adult and Pediatric), Thoracic (fluid, Pleural and motion detection), Tissue Biopsy and Intraoperative
4C-SC Wide Band Convex Transducer
- FOV (Field of View): 35-55 degrees
- B-Mode Imaging Frequency: 2.5-6 MHz
- CFM Imaging Frequency: 2.22-2.67 MHz
- Number of Elements: 128
- Applications: Fetal/OB, GYN, Urology, Abdominal, Pediatric, Thoracic (fluid, Pleural and motion detection), Conventional Musculoskeletal, Non-vascular (including Nerve Block), Interventional, Intraoperative and Tissue Biopsy
L8-18i-SC Wide Band Linear Transducer
- FOV (Field of View): 25.2 mm
- Steered Angle: +/- 20
- B-Mode Imaging Frequency: 8-18 MHz
- CFM Imaging Frequency: 4.44-8.7 MHz
- Number of Elements: 168
- Applications: Peripheral Vascular, Pediatric, Small Organ, Conventional Musculoskeletal, Superficial Musculoskeletal, Non-vascular (including Nerve Block), Thoracic (fluid, Pleural and motion detection), Interventional, Abdominal, Neonatal Cephalic, Intraoperative, Vascular Access and Tissue Biopsy
E8CS-SC Wide Band Convex Transducer
- FOV (Field of View): 145 degrees
- B-Mode Imaging Frequency: 3.48-9 MHz
- CFM Mode Imaging Frequency: 4-5 MHz
- Number of Elements: 128
- Applications: Fetal/OB, GYN, Urology, and Transvaginal
The GE Venue 50 has one more compatible transducer that isnt compatible with the GE Venue 40
10C-SC Wide Band Convex Probe
- FOV (Field of View): 75-102 degrees
- B-Mode Imaging Frequency: 5.5-10 MHz
- CFM Imaging Frequency: 4-5 MHz
- Applications: Applications: Abdominal, Pediatric, Small Organ, Neonatal Cephalic, Superficial Musculoskeletal, Thoracic/Pleural, Intraoperative and Ophthalmic
Venue 40 and Venue 50 System
Both the 40 and the 50 have a very quick startup and transducer loading time. The Venue 50 is a little faster by 1 second for the startup time, and 2 seconds for the transducer loading time.
GE Venue 50 System Startup and Load Time
- System Startup: 16 Seconds
- Transducer Loading: 3 Seconds
GE Venue 40 System Startup and Load Time
- System Startup: 17 Seconds
- Transducer Loading: 5 Seconds
CINE Memory and Image Memory
Both systems feature Cine review and are capable of the frame by frame viewing or replaying a loop. They have both Live Scan Save in which the user can configure a save button to save an image during live scanning. The GE Venue 40 has 120 MB of Standard Cine memory, while the GE Venue 50 has 250 mb. Both devices have an image browser to see archived images from past patients, as well as images stored from the current patient. The Image browser allows you to delete images. If you have a compatible printer connected to either system you can even print the displayed image. You can store or archive image frames in one of two ways. The first is single, this stores a single frame while in freeze mode. The second is multiple, which stores image loops while in live scan mode.
Soma Technology refurbishes both the GE Venue 40 and the GE Venue 50. When the units come into our facility they undergo a rigorous refurbishment process. They are inspected, disassembled, tested, calibrated, parts are replaced, and then cosmetics. It is here where our units get cleaned, sanded, repainted, and new decals are applied. The machine is put back together and undergoes a quality control test. Like these ultrasound machines, all of our equipment is brought back to OEM specifications.
If you have any questions about our refurbishment process, what products we carry, or if you need a quote, contact Soma Technology at [email protected] or call, 1-800-GET-SOMA. Not only does Soma Technology refurbish ultrasound machines, we also refurbished anesthesia machines, C-arms, ventilators, blanket warmers, stress test systems, patient monitors and more! Buying refurbished capital medical equipment over the original manufacturer can save you up to 50% from original new pricing. Our products also come with the same warranty as new.