GE Ultrasound with its cutting edge technology is the leading manufacturer of console and portable ultrasound machines in the United States. With 34 models, GE Ultrasound makes a wide range of systems for a variety of specialties including but not limited to: Obstetrical, Gynecological, Abdominal, Cardiac, Vascular, Breast, Small Parts, Musculoskeletal, Urological, Neonatal, Pediatric, Orthopedic, Veterinarian, Fetal Cardiac and General Radiology.
Every medical practice strives to provide the best medical care for their patients with the best tools and equipment possible. Buying an ultrasound machine is an important investment and should not be taken lightly. This blog will compare 2 GE ultrasound machines – portable vs console based.
We will be looking at the GE NEXTGEN LOGIQ e R6 and the GE LOGIQ P9 Color Console.
Let’s talk about the similarities first. Both ultrasound machines have Automatic Optimization, CrossXBeamTM, Speckle Reduction Imaging (SRI-HD), Fine Angle Steering, Coded Harmonic Imaging, Patient Information Database, Virtual Convex/Virtual Apex, Raw Data Analysis and Processing. They both have Full M&A Calculation Package with Real Time Auto Doppler Calculations for Vascular, Cardiac, OB, Multi Gestational, Musculoskeletal and Hip Dysplasia, Gynecological, Urological, Renal & Small Parts, and Fetal Trending. Both machines have a report writer package. Both units are suitable for use in these medical applications: Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, OB-GYN, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Rheumatology & Urology. Both units are compatible with these probe types: 12L-RS - 5-13 MHz Wideband Linear Probe; 3Sc-RS Phased Array Sector; 6S-RS Phased Array; 8C-RS Convex; 9L-RS Wide Band Linear Array; C1-5-RS Wide Band Convex (2-5 MHz); E8C-RS Micro-Convex Endocavity & L8-18i-RS Wide Band Linear.
Of course, now we need to look at the differences between the two ultra sound machines. As a portable device the GE NEXTGEN LOGIQ e R6 has a 15" High Resolution Color LCD, Integrated SSD, HD Zoom (Write Zoom), Quicksave, On-board User Manual (Help), InSiteTM ExC capability, Loop storage and Customizable User Interface. This machine is compatible with these probes: L10-22-RS Wide Band Linear; L4-12t-RS Wide Band Linear with Buttons.
The GE LOGIQ P9 Color Console has a The21.5" wide screen LCD and an Advanced user interface with high resolution. It has a 10.4" wide LCD touch screen, Image Archive on integrated CD /DVD±R/W and hard drive. Keep your posture in place with an Ergonomic full size keyboard and Swivel & Height adjustable unit. The unit also has a Digital TGC and Digital A/N keyboard, 3 active probe ports and holders, On board storage for BW printer, integrated speakers, and Front handle for easy movement. Plenty of connections on this device: HDMI Out, Ethernet Network (RJ45), S-Video Out, Composite Video Out, USB (2x in front, 3x in rear, 2x monitor), AC Power Input Operating Modes: B-Mode, Coded Harmonic Imaging, M-Mode, Color Flow Mode (CFM), Power Doppler Imaging (PDI), PW Doppler with High PRF, M-Color Flow Mode, Anatomical M-Mode, Curved Anatomical M-Mode. This ultrasound machine can also be used for these cases: Abdominal, Breast, and Superficial, Endocavity, Pediatric & Neonatal, Intraoperative, Transcranial. In addition to all the medical applications listed above, this device is also recommended for these situations: 3D/4D, Basic Cardiac, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Needle Guidance, Nephrology, Neurology, Otorhinolaryngology, Podiatry and Vascular. This console is compatible with these probes: ML6-15-RS Matrix Linear Array; P8D CW Split Crystal for Cardiovascular & RAB2-6-RS Convex Volume.