Attendees of the American Heart Association’s annual meeting in Chicago witnessed GE Healthcare’s unveiling of new features for its Vivid i, the miniaturized portable cardiovascular ultrasound system the company released two years ago.

The system is designed to help clinicians assess cardiovascular anatomy and left ventricular function with greater accuracy. The system’s new features include velocity imaging and tissue tracking; a stress echo protocol; five new probes, including a 5S cardiac transducer and a 9T TEE transducer for pediatric exams; wireless capabilities; and more.

GE developed Vivid i by miniaturizing the components of a full-scale echocardiography system into a portable system weighing only 10 pounds, allowing patients to receive diagnostic exams almost anywhere.