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GE LOGIQ E Portable Ultrasound Features and Specifications

by Jeff Hough Program Manager

Ultrasound machines are used by physicians and specialists, such as sonographers and radiographers, to get a non-intrusive look into the body. Unlike other imaging options like MRI machines and CT scanners, ultrasound machines do not emit any radiation, can produce images in real-time for point-of-care situations, and are relatively inexpensive. 

Portable Ultrasound Machines

Portable ultrasound machines are lightweight and transportable versions of the classic ultrasound machine. About the size of a laptop, these machines exchange the processing power of a standard ultrasound machine for greater mobility and accessibility. This allows them to be easily moved to and from patients in hospitals and point-of-care situations, even if there is limited space or no electricity available. Most portable ultrasound machines can be carried by hand, and some can even be operated on battery power alone for an extended period of time.

The popularity of portable ultrasound machines in the healthcare industry has risen dramatically over the past decade. This rise has coincided with an increased sophistication in technology, allowing more accurate, high-quality images at a fraction of the cost and time of a large console machine. Likewise, their compact shape and portability are added advantages for smaller facilities that cannot afford or house a standard ultrasound machine. Many healthcare practices also choose to acquire a portable ultrasound machine to use as a second, backup system in case the need arises.

For today’s discussion, we will be talking about the GE LOGIQ E, one of the most popular and best-selling portable ultrasound machines on the market, which includes variants like:

  • GE LOGIQ E BT11 
  • GE LOGIQ E BT12 
  • GE NextGen LOGIQ E (R7)

More specifically, we will be discussing its features and specifications.

GE LOGIQ E Portable Ultrasound

The LOGIQ E is a popular GE ultrasound machine that was reengineered to produce high quality images with a range of new tools and features; this high-performance point-of-care imaging system has a small size that does not impede its functionality or capability. Fully digital, the GE LOGIQ E also enables exportation of data to external storage devices and PACS systems.  It balances affordability and capability, enabling it for features tailored to each facility’s specific needs. For example, you can customize all aspects of image quality and programmable buttons for a smoother workflow. You can also manually optimize images and use dedicated imaging settings with anatomy specific presets to improve their quality and resolution. 

Clinical Applications

The GE LOGIQ E is one of the most popular ultrasound machine for sale around the world because of its advanced imaging capabilities. For example, Power Doppler Imaging sensitivity aids in detecting blood flow, and easy 3D modality allows for the scanning and reconstructing of volumetric images.  In addition, the operator can control the console from the transducer, reducing the need for assistance during procedures.  Some clinical uses for the LOGIQ E are:

  • Interventional Radiology - Localization of vascular structures, PICC line placement, needle aspirations, drainage and simple biopsies
  • Anesthesiology – Nerve block and vascular access (pediatric and adult)
  • Head and Neck procedures – essential for fine needle aspirations and biopsies in the thyroid bed and neck.  
  • Obstetrics – Localization of fetus, placenta, umbilical cord and fluid.  
  • Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal – Location of interarticular fluid and blood flow.  

A more complete list of features includes:

  • B, CFM, M, PW, PDI
  • Anatomical M-Mode
  • 15-Inch High-Resolution Color LCD Screen
  • 325 Frames (15 Secs) Standard CINEMemory (64MB)
  • 40 GB Hard Drive and Image Archive
  • Auto Tissue Optimization (ATO)
  • Auto CFM Optimization (ACO)
  • Auto Spectrum Optimization (ASO)
  • Adaptive Color Enhancement (ACE)
  • TruScan Architecture (TruAccess, SmartScan, ComfortScan)
  • External USB DVD-RW Drive
  • Fetal Trending
  • Vascular Calcs
  • Cardiac Calcs
  • OB Calcs and Tables
  • Multi Gestational Calcs
  • Hip Dysplasia Calcs
  • Gynecological Calcs
  • Urological Calcs
  • Renal Calcs

And the following optional features as well:

  • PW/CW/Color/Power Doppler
  • ECG Module
  • CrossXBeam
  • Easy 3D
  • Coded Harmonic Imaging
  • Automatic Image Optimization
  • DICOM 3.0 Connectivity
  • LogiqView

With these features, the GE LOGIQ E portable ultrasound can be used for a range of applications as discussed above that include:

  • Abdominal
  • Intraoperative
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neonatal
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatric
  • Small Parts and Superficial
  • Urology
  • Vascular

The GE LOGIQ E portable ultrasound’s specifications are as follows: 

Console Dimensions
  • Height: 2.49 In (6.1cm)
  • Width: 13.88 In (34cm)
  • Depth 11.71 In (28.7cm)
  • Weight: 10.1 lbs (4.6 kg)

Console with Handle Dimensions
  • Height: 3.12 In (7.6cm)
  • Width: 13.88 In (34cm)
  • Depth 13.35 In (32.7cm)

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

Design
  • Integrated HDD (40GB)
  • Wireless LAN Support
  • USB ECG (AHA / IEC) Support
  • CWD Support
  • One Probe Port with micro-connector
  • Rear handle

Screen
  • 15-Inch High-Resolution Color LCD
  • 1024x768 Resolution
  • Interactive Dynamic Software Menu
  • 0 to 60-degree angle adjustment
  • Integrated Speakers
  • Brightness Adjustment
  • Volume Adjustment

Transducer Types
  • Convex Array
  • Micro-Convex Array
  • Linear Array
  • Phase Array

Compatible Probes
  • 4C-RS Wide Band Convex Probe
  • 3S-RS Wide Band Phase Probe
  • 8L-RS Wide Band Linear Probe
  • 12L-RS Wide Band Linear Probe
  • E8C-RS Wide Band Micro-Convex Probe
  • 8C-RS Wide Band Micro-Convex Probe
  • i12L-RS Wide Band Linear Probe

Operating Modes
  • B-Mode
  • M-Mode
  • Anatomical M-Mode
  • Color Flow Mode (CFM)
  • Power Doppler Imaging (PDI)
  • Continuous Wave Doppler (Optional)
  • Pulse Wave Doppler (PWD)

Final Thoughts

Portable ultrasound machines are used in varying departments for a range of purposes that include checking pregnancies, examining breast or testicular lumps, detecting genital and prostate abnormalities, evaluating blood flow, assessing joint inflammation, and much more. The GE LOGIQ E, one of the most popular and widely used portable ultrasound machines around the world, combines a portable, laptop-style design with powerful customizable features that appeal to medical facilities if all shapes and sizes. Meridian Leasing can assist you with leasing new or refurbished ultrasound machines. 


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About Jeff Hough Freshman   Program Manager

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