GE Healthcare has rolled out the LOGIQ e, a new compact ultrasound system for the growing market for clinically specialized, real-time point of care imaging especially in emergency settings. GE showed the system for the first time last week at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
As proof of the need for such systems, the company is citing a Yale University School of Medicine study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine which states that two-thirds of Emergency Departments report that they do not currently have access to ultrasound for Emergency Physician use.
“We’ve designed the LOGIQ e to help extend the reach and utility of advanced ultrasound imaging to emergency patient care – providing Emergency Physicians with valuable diagnostic information to support life-critical situations such as trauma, abdominal aortic aneurysm or heart conditions,” said Omar Ishrak, president and CEO, Clinical Systems, GE Healthcare.
The LOGIC e is designed to enable clinicians to view even small anatomy clearly, and includes advanced connectivity features that streamline clinical workflow by allowing clinicians to take the ultrasound exam to the patient, wherever that may be, GE said.
LOGIQ e is built on GE’s software-based TruScan architecture and patented miniaturization technologies Features of the system include Coded Harmonics, Automated Image Optimization, Easy 3D and LOGIQView which are included to help boost physicians’ diagnostic capabilities for a diverse array of patient conditions encountered in the ER.
Raw data acquisitions and automated applications translate to less time obtaining diagnostic information, GE said, as does the system’s 20-second boot up and single-hand probe.