GE upgrades Logiq ultrasound platforms

November 22, 1995

Ultrasound will be the featured attraction at GE's RSNA booth.The Milwaukee vendor has repositioned its Logiq family of scannersand will show the latest upgrades and enhancements to the platforms. Logiq 700 will be repositioned as a super-premium scanner

Ultrasound will be the featured attraction at GE's RSNA booth.The Milwaukee vendor has repositioned its Logiq family of scannersand will show the latest upgrades and enhancements to the platforms.

Logiq 700 will be repositioned as a super-premium scanner targetedat developing advanced clinical applications for ultrasound, accordingto Omar Ishrak, general manager for global ultrasound. GE willmarket Logiq 500 as a premium system that can go head-to-headwith high-end scanners from other vendors, Ishrak said. Advancedapplications developed with 700 will be migrated to the 500 platform.

New upgrades to Logiq 700 include an expansion of its AdaptiveColor Enhancement color-flow processor. The improvement adds additionalsensitivity and allows visualization of smaller vessels deeperin the body without tissue-motion artifacts. Another enhancementis simultaneous multi-image viewing, which allows clinicians tosimultaneously view live imaging of the same anatomy with andwithout color flow. GE will also release three new transducersfor Logiq 700.

On Logiq 500, GE's new AL upgrade provides several expanded applicationsfor the system. A new triplex mode provides simultaneous gray-scale,color and Doppler scanning on all transducers while maintainingreal-time frame rates. The mode allows the gray-scale and colorimages to be used as a continuous guide in placing the Dopplercursor, which can reduce exam time, according to Jeff Peiffer,marketing manager.

GE will also display a new cardiac package for Logiq 500 thatfor the first time enables the system to conduct cardiac studies.GE will market Logic 500 as a multipurpose radiology/cardiac scannerrather than as a dedicated cardiac system, Peiffer said. GE hasshipped over 1000 Logic 500 scanners since the system hit themarket 18 months ago (SCAN 4/6/94).