GE Healthcare has just introduced a new ultrasound system, LOGIQ® E9, designed “for radiology and vascular applications,” in other words, a general ultrasound system. The beauty of LOGIQ® E9 is in its new image technology and real-time capability to merge an ongoing ultrasound exam with previously acquired CT, MR or ultrasound images.
The new LOGIQ® E9 includes Volume Navigation, an innovative tool which incorporates two key components to maximize the system’s new agile ultrasound architecture: ‘Fusion’ to combine the advantages of real-time ultrasound imaging with the high spatial and contrast resolution of CT, MR or PET; and a ‘GPS-like technology’ to track and mark a patient’s anatomy during the ultrasound exam, bringing confidence and productivity to both diagnostic and interventional studies.
“GE’s new LOGIQ E9 helps address the biggest challenge in ultrasound radiology and vascular care – how to leverage clinical images from previous diagnostic imaging studies for interventional or diagnostic ultrasound procedures,” said Terri Bresenham, GE’s Vice President of Diagnostic Ultrasound and Information Technology. “We worked closely with a global team of radiologists and sonographers to develop this new ultrasound architecture, giving clinicians the advantages of imaging modalities – MR, CT and PET – and it is already reigniting the imagination of the ultrasound industry.”
This new GE architecture, called Agile Ultrasound, replaces old assumptions of conventional ultrasound systems with new, modular mathematical models that provide more accurate measurements of how sound interacts with different body tissue types. The result of the LOGIQ E9 architecture is an improved, more life-like image without a lot of manual adjustments to view specific anatomy.
Another key feature for the LOGIE E9 is Scan Assistant, which aids clinicians to put the emphasis on diagnosis rather than on keystrokes. This tool allows a clinician to pre-program the actions most often performed, and then let the system do the detailed manipulations as the patient is scanned. It improves exam time up to 54 percent, automatically inserts comments, completes measurements, steers Color Doppler, sets up imaging controls and modes, and improves ergonomics.
“GE Healthcare’s broader ultrasound objective is to bring quality images, better workflow, and innovative tools to clinicians,” said Bresenham. “This LOGIQ E9 system is an entirely innovative for a groundbreaking new generation of ultrasound systems.”
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