Renaissance Ultrasound Blog

April 10, 2010

GE’s Logiq E9 Improves Interventional Procedures

GE showcased their new volume navigation technology on the GE Logiq E9 at the Society of Interventional Radiology.  The needle features a highly sensitive electromagnetic tip which improves accuracy and avoidance of key anatomy.

A company representative states “LOGIQ E9’s advanced needle tracking can now help medical professionals utilize ultrasound during in-plane and challenging out-of-plane interventional procedures,” said Brian McEathron, general manager of General Imaging Ultrasound, GE Healthcare. “This can reduce time, limit repeat procedures, improve outcomes and result in a better overall patient experience.”

In addition, “Before the skin is even penetrated, the LOGIQ E9’s advanced technology projects the path to the target, helping to plan the optimal angle and point of entry. During the procedure, the system displays the needle’s position in real-time graphics that are overlaid on the image of the scan plane. The trajectory can then be monitored as it progresses toward the target.”

To read more about the GE Logiq 9 ultrasound system click here

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March 18, 2010

SonoSite’s NanoMaxx and GE’s Venue Ultrasound Systems

Filed under: Anesthesia,GE Ultrasound,Portable Ultrasound,SonoSite — Leslie @ 4:19 pm
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It seems like yesterday when I first plugged in my computer and connected to AOL, I can still hear the unmistakable sound of connection as a new world opened up.  As technology in our computers and cell phones change daily, so does the technology in ultrasound.  Sure some of the systems are smaller and faster, but do they truly provide the same diagnostic accuracy as their big brothers?

Behold the SonoSite  NanoMaxx ultrasound system which, according to the company, “is an extremely portable, high-resolution imaging tool that provides point-of-care visualization to a variety of medical specialties. Empowering physicians to meet the highest standard of patient care, the NanoMaxx system targets applications that will improve patient safety and minimize complications. With one-dial control, advanced proprietary imaging algorithms, a 20 second boot-up time, and a rugged form factor (successfully drop-tested from three feet), the NanoMaxx system is a breakthrough technology that truly meets an unmet clinical need.”

Although SonoSite has been the leader in portable ultrasound systems, GE’s Venue(TM) ultrasound system is like an a la carte diagnostic device: Choose your desired modality and you are off and running.  The system is without a keyboard and instead contains a USB and SM card so that the clinician can plug in the probe, scan, review results.  The portable ultrasound system was designed for vascular, anesthesia, interventional,  musculoskeletal  and point of care modalities.

There is definitely a need for the light-weight and portable in a point of care environment, time will tell how these mighty systems compare to the dinosaurs before them.

SonoSite Nanomaxx


GE Venue 40


Learn more at www.SonoSite.com and www.GeHealthcare.com

March 12, 2010

Upcoming Ultrasound Tradeshows

Ahhhh, the sound of happy feet not having to support me for 8 hours while standing in the trade show booth greeting and educating customers on the latest and greatest innovations.  It’s kind of hard to explain why our technology was so much better than the competition’s when they essentially were the same – ugh.

Now I travel to network my company, Renaissance Ultrasound, and learn about the new technologies so that I can ensure my team is up to date.  Kudos to those writing and submitting clinical papers!

Here’s a list of some of the upcoming tradeshows over the next few months – hope to see you there!


SIR Society of Interventional Radiology March 14-17 Tampa, FL
ACC American College of Cardiology March 14-16 Atlanta, GA
AIUM American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine March 24-27 San Diego, CA
SPA Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology April 16-17 San Antonio, TX
AMSSM American Medical Society for Sports Medicine April 17-20 Cancun, Mexico
ACP American College of Physicians April 22-24 Toronto, Canada
ASRA American Society of Regional Anesthesia April 22-25 Toronto, Canada
ASBS American Society of Breast Surgeons April 29-May 1 Las Vegas, NV

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