GE Logiq E9 Ultrasound Machine
The GE Logiq E9, is a premium shared service ultrasound machine capable of top of the line women’s health and 4D imaging along with top notch imaging for radiology, cardiac and vascular applications. GE’s breakthrough technology is the Logiq E9 with XDclear, which uses advanced transducers with a single crystal, acoustic amplification and a cooling technology to improve image quality especially at deeper penetration when image quality typically fades.
The GE healthcare Logiq E9 is perfect for a multi application clinic. Whereas the GE Vivid line specializes in cardiovascular applications and the GE Voluson line specializes in women’s health and 4D, the GE Logiq line can do both of these as well as radiology and general imaging. Medical professionals that will use the system exclusively for one or two applications should instead consider the GE Voluson E8 for OB/GYN and 4D or the GE Vivid E9 for a cardiac focus. The Logiq E9 has been in production since 2009 and is extremely stable and reliable even in older versions back to BT11 (also known as R3 or revision 3).
Logiq E9 FAQ:
GE Logiq E9 Dimensions & Weight:
Height: (adjustable), (maximum) 1410 mm (55.5 in.), (minimum) 1130mm (44.5 in.)
Width: 585 mm (23 in)
Depth: 830 mm (32.8 in)
Weight: 140 kg (309 lbs.), approx 400 lbs with packaging
Logiq E9 XDclear Specifications:
Displayed Imaging Depth: 0 – 36 cm
Minimum Depth of Field: 0 – 2 cm (Zoom, probe dependent)
Maximum Depth of Field: 0 – 36 cm (probe dependent)
Adjustable Dynamic RanGE
Logiq E9 Electrical power:
VoltaGE 100 – 240 VAC
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption maximum of 1.2 KVA with on-board peripherals; 0.7 KVA without peripherals
GE Logiq E9 BT09 to BT15 revisions:
GE first launched the Logiq E9 in 2009. That first version was designated as BT09. “BT” is an abbreviation of “Break Through” and the number designates the year in which this version was launched. So the GE Logiq E9 BT09 was launched in 2009 and was in production till the next version in 2010, the Logiq E9 premium BT10. The BT versions are also referred to as a Rev. or revision. The BT09 is Rev 1, BT10 is Rev 2, and so on. Each version fixed bugs in the Logiq E9, improved hardware or software and gave access to new transducers.
The Logiq E9 BT10 is upgradable to BT11. The Logiq E9 BT11 added strain-based elastography, and Elasto QA as an option. BT13 added XDClear as an option along with access to the new C1-6D and C2-9D convex transducers that were made specifically with the new XDClear technology. The Logiq E9 BT13 is also based on a new BEP (back end processor) to improve performance. BT14 again upgraded the BEP and added optional Shear Wave Elastography.
All revisions of the GE Logiq E9:
GE Logiq E9 BT09 (Rev 1)
GE Logiq E9 BT10 (Rev 2)
GE Logiq E9 BT11 (Rev 3)
GE Logiq E9 BT13 (Rev 4)
GE Logiq E9 BT14 (Rev 5)
GE Logiq E9 BT15 (Rev 6) Current version in 2016
Popular configurations of the Logiq E9 in 2016:
GE Logiq E9 BT11 with 3 transducers
This is a General imaging (GI) and Women’s health configuration
GE Logiq E9 BT13 XDclear with 3 transducers
This is a General imaging (GI) and Women’s health configuration
C1-6D Convex XDclear
GE Logiq E9 BT11 with 2 transducers
This is a 4D & OB/GYN configuration
RAB4-8-D 4D Convex
GE Logiq E9 premium BT11 with 2 transducers
This is a Cardio/Vascular configuration
M5S-D Cardiac Sector Matrix
All GE Logiq E9 probes / transducers:
4D Convex RAB6 [ 2 – 8 MHz ] 80° field of view, real-time 4D
4D Convex RAB2-5-D [ 1 – 5 MHz ] 85° field of view, real-time 4D
4D Convex RAB4-8-D [ 2 – 8 MHz ] 90° field of view, real-time 4D
4D Micro-convex RNA5-9-D [ 3 – 10 MHz ] 115° field of view, real-time 4D
4D Intracavitary RNA5-9-D [ 4 – 9 MHz ] 145° field of view, real-time 4D
4D Linear RSP6-16-D [ 6 – 18 MHz ] 38mm field of view, real-time 4D
Convex XDClear C1-6-D [ 1 – 6 MHz ] 80° field of view
Convex XDClear C2-9-D [ 2 – 9 MHz ] 70° field of view
Convex C1-5-D [ 1 – 6 MHz ] 70° field of view
Convex Matrix M6C-D [ 2 – 7 MHz ] 55° field of view
Intracavitary IC5-9-D [ 3 – 10 MHz ] 145° field of view
Linear 9L-D [ 2 – 8 MHz ] 44mm field of view
Linear 11L-D [ 3 – 11 MHz ] 38mm field of view
Linear Matrix ML6-15-D [ 4 – 15 MHz ] 50mm field of view
Intraoperative Linear L8-18i-D [ 4 – 15 MHz ] 25mm field of view
Cardiac sector matrix M4S-D [ 1 – 4 MHz ] Cardiac Sector 6S-D [ 1 – 5 MHz ] 90° field of view
Sector S1-5-D [ 1 – 6 MHz ] 90° field of view
Cardiac sector matrix M5S-D [ 2 – 8 MHz ] 120° field of view
Pediatric cardiac sector S4-10-D [ 3 – 9 MHz ] 90° field of view
Pencil P2-D [ 2.0 MHz ] CW split crystal
Pencil P6-D [ 6.3 MHz ] CW split crystal
TEE Transesophegeal 6Tc [ 2 – 8 MHz ] 90° field of view
Advanced Logiq E9 probes: 4D and TEE
The Logiq E9 BT13 supports 23 different transducers including the [ 2 – 8 MHz ] 6Tc TEE probe for cardiac applications (though without 4D) and a full range of six volume transducers including the rare [ 3 – 10 MHz ] RNA5-9-D 4d microconvex transducer, and the equally rare [ 6 – 18 MHz ] RSP6-16-D 4d linear transducer. Very few ultrasound machines besides the Logiq E9 support all these probes in one unit. This is a fantastic cost savings for a multi-application clinic or radiology department that can purchase one unit that does the same work as 2 or 3 others. The [ 4 – 15 MHz ] L8-18i-D intraoperative linear is perfect for scanning in the small area within a surgical incision.
Popular GE Logiq E9 transducers:
The [ 1 – 6 MHz ] C1-5-D convex is the most popular convex transducer for the Logiq E9 in general applications because of its versatility and affordable price. The [ 3 – 11 MHz ] 11L-D linear transducer is likewise versatile and able to handle peripheral vascular, abdominal, small parts and MSK imaging. The [ 3 – 10 MHz ] IC5-9-D is the most popular intracavitary transducer for the Logiq E9 balancing affordability with good OB/GYN and Urology imaging.
GE Ultrasound machines similar to the GE Logiq E9:
The GE Logiq E9 is the successor to the older Logiq 9. The “E” in the Logiq E9 name stands for the “expert” series, used for the premium level products from GE. The Logiq S8 is a high-end system just below the Logiq E9 in price and features. Other “E level” products similar to the Logiq E9 are the Voluson E8 and Vivid E9. The Logiq E9 is targeted toward Radiology but can also perform well in women’s health and cardiology. If you specialize in women’s health and will never need to access the cardiac applications of the Logiq E9 then the Voluson E8 might be a better choice. Likewise a cardiologist that needs only cardiovascular applications might use a Logiq E9 but would be better suited to the Vivid E9.
Logiq E9 competitors from other brands:
The Philips Epiq 5 is similar to the Logiq E9 in price and features. It offers deeper cardiac functions and a 4D TEE probe but is not as strong in 4D as the Logiq E9. The Samsung RS80A are similar in price and features to the GE Logiq E9. The RS80A is very comparable except it lacks the depth of transducers for cardiac (such as the TEE) or for 4D (such as a 4D endocavitary.)
GE Logiq E9 Standard Features:
19” high resolution LCD monitor with 90°, and fold-down and lock mechanism for transportation
10.4” high resolution LCD touch panel
4 active probe ports
SRI HD (Speckle Reduction Imaging)
Fine Angle Steer
Coded Harmonic Imaging
Coded Contrast Imaging
Raw Data Analysis
Real-time automatic Doppler calculations
Hip Dysplasia Calculations
InSite ExC capability
Cine Memory: 776 MB, Dual/Quad Image, Review Loop and Speed.
Public SR Template
On-board electronic documentation
Integrated 250 GB HDD, with 137 GB for Image Storage
Patient Information database
Image Archive on integrated CD/DVD and hard drive
On-board storage of thermal printer
Integrated locking mechanism for rolling lock and caster swivel lock
Integrated cable management
Front and rear handles
Easily removable air filters
Foot Switch with programmable functionality
Console Protective Cover
GE Logiq E9 technology definitions:
CrossXBeam: Combines several images from different angles into a single, real-time image that
allows for improved border definition and high contrast resolution.
SRI-HD: High-definition speckle reduction imaging on the Logiq E9 that increases contrast resolution by reducing speckle noise while maintaining true tissue appearance.
Coded Harmonic Imaging: This improves near-field resolution for clearer small parts imaging and for far field penetration on the Logiq E9.
Coded Contrast Imaging: This enhances the view of the Fallopian tubes vs. other tissue.
TUI: Tomographic ultrasound imaging on the Logiq E9 allows you to view volume data in multiple slices.
Q-Analysis: This plots the velocity information of discrete points for graphical analysis on the Logiq E9.
Auto IMT: Reduces the time it takes to evaluate the carotid artery’s intima-media thickness by automatically detecting the edges of the intima-media.
GE Logiq E9 Accessories:
Sony UPD-897MD Digital Black & white thermal printer
Sony UPD-898MD Digital Black & white thermal printer
Sony UPX-898MD Digital Black & white thermal printer
Sony UPD-25MD Digital Color thermal printer
Mitsubishi P95DW Digital Black & white thermal printer
Mitsubishi CP30DW Digital Color thermal printer
Sony DVO-1000 DVD Recorder
CIVCO disposable biopsy guides (for Convex, Linear and Endo-cavity transducers)
Logiq E9 Supplies:
Aquasonic ultrasound gel
Sono ultrasound wipes
Sony UPP-110HG thermal printing paper
Sony UPC-21L color thermal printing pack
Mitsubishi CK30L printing paper
Mitsubishi K95HG high gloss thermal printing paper
Logiq E9 ports:
4 active transducer ports
External USB printer connection
DVI-I output available for compatible devices
Ethernet network connection
GE Logiq E9 Options:
These are features that are not standard on the Logiq E9 BT13 with XDClear, but which can be added to the configuration for an additional cost.
LOGIQView (Extended Field of View)
4D Real Time
Breast Productivity Package
Thyroid Productivity Package
OB Measure Assistant
Breast Measure Assistant
Coded Contrast Imaging
Quantitative Flow Analysis
Physiological input panel
Integrated DVD-R Multi Drive
GE Logiq E9 optional technology definitions:
LOGIQView: A type of panoramic imaging on the Logiq E9 that combines images over an extended length of anatomy, improving visualization and giving greater clinical information.
VOCAL II: Volume Calculation on the Logiq E9 that helps evaluate irregular structures by automatically calculating volumes based on a tracing of a region of interest.
Beta View: This allows for the adjustment of the Volume O-Axis position of 3D
probes in 2D mode. The green line in the displayed symbol indicates the position of
the acoustic block. + and – defines the corresponding sweep direction on the Touch
Volume Navigation: A Logiq E9 technology that combines volume ultrasound with an advanced navigation to overlay real-time ultrasound images with saved CT, MR, PET or other ultrasound images for comparison. It can also be used to do needle guidance, and to visually track your position during an exam and mark points of interest.
Scan Assistant: Automated step by step help for those new to scanning on the Logiq E9.
Compare Assistant: View a patient’s prior and current studies side-by-side during an exam.
OB Measure Assistant: Automatic measurements on the Logiq E9 that can be easily edited or accepted in a click.
Elasto QA Quantitative Analysis (Logiq E9 BT14 option): Elastography in quantitative data as a value to determine the stiffness and elasticity of tissue.
Shear Wave Elastography (Logiq E9 BT14 option): With the Shear Wave option, the scanner creates distortion by generating shear waves in tissue using a diagnostic ultrasound transducer. Shear waves “push” the tissue at a low frequency in either a single burst of high amplitude, long duration pulses or a series of short pulses. Shear Wave Elastography is superior to the earlier Strain-based Elastography.
Elastography: Elastography shows the spatial distribution of tissue elasticity properties in a region of interest by estimating the strain before and after tissue distortion caused by external or internal forces. The strain estimation is filtered and scaled to provide a smooth presentation when displayed. With Elastography active, the image will show a color map/bar indicating the level of elasticity detected by the system. The Elastography image is achieved by pulsating the probe manually while you are scanning the anatomy of interest.
TVI: Tissue Velocity Imaging on the Logiq E9 measures myocardial velocities longitudinally, evaluating systolic and diastolic function.
GE Logiq E9 Imaging Modes:
Color Flow Mode (CFM)
Power Doppler Imaging (PDI)
Logiq E9 Optional Imaging Modes:
Extended Field of View (LOGIQView)
Coded Contrast Imaging
Real Time 4D
GE Logiq E9 Applications:
Applications or Apps are the types of exams or studies that an ultrasound machine can do. More than this if an ultrasound machine supports a specific application it will have calculations, measurement and reporting software included to support those apps and make them useful in a clinical environment.
The GE Logiq E9 offers the broadest selection of applications in the GE lineup.