GE NextGen LOGIQ e Ultrasound Machine

The GE Logiq e is one of the most popular portable ultrasound system covering wide range of application. Since launched in 2006, The GE Logiq e has been upgraded year by year with differnt BT(Break Through) versions, and added various features and probes to strengthen its usability, especially in Point of Care application. The Logiq e R7 has the outfit like the Logiq e BT12, but the internal H/W and S/W has been fully upgraded so that its image quality, system response time, features, and probes are one or two levels higher than that of the Logiq e BT12; however, its price point becomes generally $10,000 higher with the same option and probe configuration.

Features

GE NextGen LOGIQ e Features:

• Laptop Style
• Integrated SSD (128 GB)
• CPU

– Intel Duo Core i7

• Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (standard)

– One hour scan time (mode dependent)

• Wired, wireless LAN Support

– For DICOM communication

– For Network Storage (Image store to PC without DICOM system)

• 1 probe port with micro-connector
• Rear handle
• High Resolution 15-inch Color LCD
• Integrated Solid State Drive
• Automatic Optimization
• CrossXBeam
• Speckle Reduction Imaging (SRI-HD)
• Virtual Convex/Virtual Apex
• Fine Angle Steer
• HD Zoom (Write Zoom)
• Code Harmonic Imaging (CHI)
• Raw Data Processing
• Quicksave
• On-board User Manual (Help)
• InSite EXC capability
• Loop storage – from live scanning and from memory
• Patient Information Database
• Customizable User Interface
• Full M&A Calculation Package with Real Time Auto Doppler Calculations
• Vascular Calcs
• Cardiac Calcs
• OB Calcs and Tables
• Fetal Trending
• Multi Gestational Calcs
• Musculoskeletal and Hip Dysplasia Calcs
• Rheuma Meas & Calcs
• Gynecological Calcs
• Urological Calcs
• Renal Calcs
• Small Parts Calcs
• Pediatric Meas & Calcs
• Report Writer Package

Overview

GE NextGen LOGIQ e Dimensions and Weight:

• Height: 70 mm (2.75 in) console only 100 mm (3.94 in) with handle
• Width: 340 mm (13.38 in)
• Depth: 346 mm (11.63 in) console only 372 mm (14.4 in) with handle
• Weight with Battery: approx. 5.2 kg (11.5 lb.)

 

GE NextGen LOGIQ e Specifications:

• Digital beamformer
• Displayed imaging depth: 0 – 30 cm (probe dependent)
• Minimum depth of field: 0 – 1 cm (probe dependent)
• Maximum depth of field: 0 – 30 cm (probe dependent)
• Continuous dynamic receive focus/continuous dynamic receive aperture
• Adjustable dynamic range upto 174dB

 

GE NextGen LOGIQ e Electrical power:

• Voltage: 100–240 VAC
• Frequency: 50/60 Hz
• Power: Max. 130 VA with Peripherals

 

Review

GE NextGen LOGIQ e Review:

A physician considers to have a portable high end ultrasound system for general imaging, musculoskeletal, anesthesiology, interventional, emergency, and critical care application, then the GE NextGen Logiq e R7 could be one of the options. Due to the high-end operation S/W and comtemporary CPU, the system response time is improved a lot than that of the GE Logiq e BT11 and BT12. No lagging. The number of channels are doubled from the GE Logiq e BT11 and BT12, so its image quality, especially the cardiac grayscale, has improved a lot. But, the GE NextGen Logiq e R7 still requires to optimize Doppler images compared to M7 and CX50. However, the purpose of having a portable system is to perform not dedicated cardiac, it should be a choice with early $30K price point.