Powered by digital technology, GE Healthcare launches a high-end radiology ultrasound system ‘LOGIQ™ E10’

Powered by digital technology, GE Healthcare launches a high-end radiology ultrasound system ‘LOGIQ™ E10’

Powered by digital technology, GE Healthcare launches
a high-end radiology ultrasound system ‘LOGIQ™ E10’

 

  • Backed by its digital technology, the system offers 48X data throughput and 10X processing power of previous systems
  • Significant improvement in image quality enables clinicians to spot tiny lesions, enhancing diagnostic accuracy
  • With its next generation of digital platform, the system provides extensive ultrasound offerings

 

Seoul– 15 May 2018 – GE Healthcare today announced that it will officially launch its new generation of high-end radiology ultrasound system, the LOGIQ™ E10[1] in Korea at the upcoming Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 2018 (AFSUMB), which will be held from May 23 to 26. The LOGIQ™ E10 integrates various digital technology and capabilities including advanced algorithms to acquire and reconstruct data faster than ever before, enabling confident diagnosis with comprehensive tools and concise workflow.

With today’s increasing patient volumes, the LOGIQ E10 adapts to contemporary challenges – and anticipates those of tomorrow – by leveraging technologies to create incredibly detailed images in real-time:

 

Integrating the next-generation of imaging technology with digital platform 

  • cSound™ Architecture: The same technology that is powering driverless cars and the next generation of 3D video gaming is now used in the new generation of intelligent medical devices. It is also behind this ultrasound system’s platform –cSound™ Architecture. This advanced GPU hardware technology acquires and reconstructs data in a similar way to an MRI or CT system, enabling 48 times the data throughput and 10 times the processing power of previous systems. cSound™ Architecture is so powerful that it can process an amount of data equivalent to playing two entire DVDs in just one second, in real-time. The system eliminates the need for focal zones, as the entire image is always in focus throughout the exam.
  • Digital Platform: With hospital systems growing and expanding their geography, many ultrasound exams are now read by a clinician not on site. The new Photo Assistant App enables users to photograph relevant anatomy and include the photos with the clinical images sent to the radiologist, providing valuable context and documentation. Another tool – called remote clinical application – allows radiologists to manipulate the ultrasound’s settings with a remote control on their tablet or smartphone. Clinicians can also analyze how the system is being used with a web-based secure portal or get assistance remotely.

 

“We perform an average of 30 ultrasound exams every day and more than 1,000 ultrasound-guided interventional procedures in a year for which we need advanced tools to guide us,” says Dr. Knut Brabrand, head of the ultrasound at the department of radiology at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet. “I’ve noticed an impressive and significant improvement in image quality with the LOGIQ E10. We achieved a better penetration with high frequency transducers. As a result, I was able to spot tiny lesions in the liver that I have not seen with our previous technology. The image was focused at all times – eliminating the need to look for focal zones, and the B-Flow technology allowed me to clearly visualize the blood flow. Ultimately, it gives us, as the clinicians, improved diagnostic confidence particularly in difficult cases.”

“Our engineers have come up with an entirely new way to create an image with image formation algorithms that are software based and allow for further development in the future,” said Brian McEathron, general manager of GE Healthcare General Imaging Ultrasound. “From liver, OB/GYN and breast imaging to musculoskeletal and interventional radiology, ultrasound has the potential to dramatically improve patient care. We are confident that the LOGIQ E10 will lead that transformation, improving imaging for patients from head to toe – no matter their age or size.”

“Compared to the past, solutions today are equipped with various digital capabilities including data collection and analysis which are redefining the value of imaging technologies and enabling clinicians and medical institutions to improve productivity,” said Francis Van Parys, the President & CEO of GE Healthcare Korea. “By introducing a high-end radiology ultrasound system ‘LOGIQ™ E10’ in Korea, we want to enable clinicians to improve their patient care.”

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About GE Healthcare

Harnessing data and analytics across hardware, software and biotech, GE Healthcare is the $19 billion healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE). As a leading provider of medical imaging equipment, with a track record of more than 100 years in the industry and more than 50,000 employees across 100 countries, we transform healthcare by delivering better outcomes for providers and patients. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter or The Pulse for latest news. For more information, please visit www.gehealthcare.com.

 

 

[1] ‘LOGIQ™ E10 is not yet approved in Korea – is currently in the process of receiving MFDS approvals for commercialization