Part of the GE Logiq ultrasound series, the GE Logiq e ultrasound is perhaps one of the most widely used and well-known portable ultrasounds on the market today. Designed as a mid-range, laptop-sized device, the GE Logiq e balances features and price for its shared-service capabilities for OB/GYN, abdominal, GI, point-of-care, and cardiovascular applications. Some of the main benefits of the GE Logiq e ultrasound include: Range of customization capabilities to speed workflow and meet your exact needs, portable ultrasound technology that doesn’t compromise on image quality, true Shared Services capabilities with a stress echo option and is an excellent ultrasound machine for MSK, orthopedic, vascular, venous, and needle guided injections.
There are a few key reasons as to why the GE Logiq e has remained as a popular ultrasound machine, including its price, its ability to perform, and its wide range of capabilities. In fact, the Logiq e has always been an affordable solution for a quality, feature-laden portable ultrasound machine.
The GE Logiq E that is updated to BT12 means that the system was updated with new software that was "Breakthrough" in 2012. The BT12 system is far more advanced than the previous systems and provides more cutting edge imaging technology. Compatible with an ultrasound cart, the GE Logiq E can be utilized both as a stationary system, or in portable scenarios.
GE Logiq E Features and Specifications:
- B-Mode, M-Mode
- Color Doppler, Power Doppler, PW Doppler, CW Doppler
- Freehand 3D
- 15" color LCD monitor
- Integrated speakers
- Raw data processing
- Anatomical M-Mode
- On-board patient data management
- Advanced Image compare
- Image archiving
- CINE loop
- CW Doppler
- GE 8L-RS Linear Array Probe
- GE 9L-RS Linear Array Probe
- GE 12L-RS Linear Array probe
- GE 3S-RS Sector Array Probe
- GE 6S-RS Sector Array Probe
- GE 4C-RS Curved Array Probe
- GE E8C-RS Endocavitary Probe
- GE P2D-RS Pencil Probe
Great question! Portable ultrasound machines tend to be easier to move from office to office. They are also almost always cheaper than the stationary ultrasounds, but offer the same, or similar advanced ultrasound image enhancing technology. The ability to employ a laptop-sized ultrasound either stand alone, or attached to a rolling cart, adds an additional layer of adaptability to an already versatile ultrasound machine.
GE portable ultrasound machines require special probes in general - probes who's name end in "rs" like the GE E8C-RS for example. Although many probes / transducers that are engineered for portable ultrasound machines are compatible with a variety of the GE portable machines, the probes that are compatible with the Logiq e are; GE 8L-RS Linear Array Probe, GE 9L-RS Linear Array Probe, GE 12L-RS Linear Array probe, GE 3S-RS Sector Array Probe, GE 6S-RS Sector Array Probe, GE 4C-RS Curved Array Probe, GE E8C-RS Endocavitary Probe, GE P2D-RS Pencil Probe
BT in ultrasound refers to the ultrasound machine's software. BT stands for breakthrough - as in breakthrough technology. The numbers that follow, 12 in this care, refer to the year of the breakthrough. The newer the BT, the better the ultrasound system. It is always important to inquire before purchasing an ultrasound machine what year software the machine is.