The Canon Xario 200 Platinum is a compact and rich featured system that is positioned as a mid-range system. The Canon Xario 200 Platinum is designed to support a full range of applications and can be used as a general-purpose system or a specialized system, depending on the installed software. The Canon Xario 200 Platinum with Canon’s well-known extensive selection of 28 transducers supports a wide range of clinical applications including fetal, abdominal, intra-operative(abdominal), laparoscopic, pediatric, small organs, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, trans-rectal, trans-vaginal, musculo-skeletal (conventional), musculo-skeletal (superficial), cardiac adult, cardiac pediatric, trans-esoph(cardiac) and peripheral vessel.
The Canon Xario 200 Platinum shares its platform with the Canon Xario 100 Platform. Both systems have the basic configuration as standard, but there are number of selectable options that can extend the use of systems for many clinical applications. The standard package of the Canon Xario 200 Platinum are as follows: 19-inch LCD monitor, LCD touch screen, DVD/CD drive, Wide View, Precision Imaging, ApliPureTM plus, and B/W printer mounting brackets (side-access type).
The Canon Xario 200 and 100 Platinum were originally developed from the Canon Xario XG, launched in 2007. With a couple of revisions and technology migration from the Aplio series and also integration of full-digital transmission and reception processing technology, the Canon Xario 200 and 100 Platinum became more stable and reliable. The user selectable options of the Canon Xario 200 are as follows: CW, 4D, Gel warmer, MD-TEE hanger, Wireless LAN, Stress Echo, CHI(Contrast Harmonic Imaging), Panoramic View, Differential THI, Precision Plus, Dynamic FlowTM, Superb Micro Vascular Imaging, Protocol Assistant, Elastography, Elastography-FLR, FLEX-M, Auto NT, Smart 3D, and Luminance.
Apart from those all selectable options, the Canon Aplio Platinum series supports total of 28 transducers including sector, convex, 4D volume, linear, micro convex, TEE, and Pencil transducers. Among those 28 transducers, the Canon Xario Platinum series supports 5 different intra-operative and biopsy enhancement transducers that can improve clinical productivity in interventional Radiology. Also available are motor-driven volume transducers for in-depth 3/4D Obstetrics and Gynecology applications.
The GE Logiq S8 with XDClear is a high-end multi-purpose ultrasound machine designed for abdominal, obstetrics, gynecology, breast, small parts, vascular/peripheral, transcranial, pediatric and neonatal, musculoskeletal, urological, cardiac with 27 sets of transudcers supporting from routine exams to in-depth procedures required quality and proven clinical history. The GE Logiq S8 with XDClear now has a wide 23″ LCD monitor, instead of 19″LCD monitor at the previous version. The application coverage of the GE Logiq S8 with XDClear has become wider with adding BE9CS(Bi-directional rectal probe), RSP6-16-D, 4D linear probe, and more options of intraoperative and application dedicated probes. Combining to those additional probes and options, the needle tracking of the GE Logiq S8 with XDClear becomes one of key features for this upgrade. Additional break-through this version-up is Shear Wave Elastography that migrated from Logiq E9, GE general imaging flagship product. A user can improve productivity of liver biopsy with the GE Logiq S8 with XDClear now. The GE Logiq S8 with XDClear integrated many automation tools from the early version. Out of those automation tools, with this new GE Logiq S8 with XDClear, Cardiac Automated Function Imaging(Cardiac AFI) supports better quantitative and accurate myocardial motion data that makes easy and fast cardiac examination and finally helps efficient diagnosis.
The GE Vivid iq is a new and upgraded GE’s Vivid line cardiovascular portable ultrasound system from the base of Vivid q and Vivid i. The Vivid iq has integrated the full touch screen control 15.6″ monitor on conventional user control panel upgrading the user’s intuitive control and operation quality. The Vivid iq applies the trackpad design instead of the trackball interface. The GE Vivid iq is light weight, and with the dedicated cart, three RS and one DLP to support 6VT-D ports are available. Optional three batteries enable to scan more than 180 min with the system battery. The GE Vivid iq enables to support cardiac, transesophageal, peripheral vascular, fetal/OB, abdominal adults, pediatric, small organ, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, musculoskeletal.
The GE Vivid S70 is a full-featured high-end cardiovascular ultrasound machine designed to take the position of the Vivid S6. Through cSound’s advanced architecture, the S70 provides outstanding image quality, and a complete set of cardiac features including 4D TEE.
The 19″ wide HD LCD display and the 12” wide multi-touch LCD screen improves the ergonomics and intuitiveness of the GE Vivid S70. Due to its compact size, lightweight, and battery backup for standby, it can easily be transported to the patient’s site and used for scanning.
The GE Vivid S70 delivers an outstanding imaging performance along with the modern XDclear probe series. The 4D TEE option, which is unique for a high-end system, can also extend the clinical application of interventional cardiac procedures.
Although the GE Vivid S70 is mainly designed for cardiovascular applications, it also supports adult cardiac, stress echo, abdominal, peripheral vascular, fetal heart, pediatrics, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, small parts, thyroid, musculoskeletal, urology, rodent, transesophageal, OB/GYN, coronary, LVO contrast, and nerves.
The GE Logiq Book and Logiqbook xp were the first portable ultrasound machines from GE. The Logiqbook provided a large screen for the time though reliability was not up to GE standards. The Logiq-e replaced the Logiq book.
The GE Logiq-e BT 11 is mid to economy portable ultrasound system designed for abdominal, cardiac, gynecology, intraoperative, musculoskeletal, obstetrical, nerve block, pediatric , neonatal, small parts, superficial, urology, and vascular. The BT11 is introduced after BT09 via adding Auto IMT, Esmart trainer software, Stress Echo, pediatric echo with 6S-RS, and TEE option with 6Tc-RS. The Logiq e BT11 shares the similar system architecture with the BT12. However, the Logiq e BT11 keeps the original Logiq e case design and LCD monitor, but the Logiq e BT12 has incorporated the case design and LCD monitor.
The GE Logiq e is perhaps the most well-known and best selling portable in the world. It is a midrange to economy system with a good balance between features and price. The Logiq-e is shared service with GI, OB/GYN, and cardiovascular applications but not 4D. The Logiq e replaced the older Logiq book with a more standard laptop style form factor.
The GE Logiq F6 is a economy multipurpose system. Its performanc and capability are almost same like Logiq F8(Elder brother) except some hardware limitations such as LCD touch panel, articulate arm, and probe ports, etc. In terms of system performce, it performs exactly same like F8. It stengthens the fundamenation quality of all needs for daily practices as a multipurpose ultrasound with excellent imagq quality and easy workflow that migrated from the GE premium system such as Logiq E9.
The GE Logiq P6 provides a combination of performance, ergonomics and value to help meet a broad range of applications—including vascular, abdominal, small parts, OB/GYN and cardiac. It is a midrange ultrasound machine that looks similar to the lower priced Logiq P5 but adds many high-end features.
The GE Logiq P7 is a midrange ultrasound that can replace the position of Logiq P5. GE introduced Logiq P7 as a full featured, multi purpose diagnostic ultrasound. GE Logiq P7 share the same hardware and software architectures of Logiq P9 except some of advanced features such as coded contrast imaging and a couple of high perfomable transducers. The GE logiq P7 is for a customer who does not want to miss the consistent image quality, comprehensive application coverage, and ease of use that enable clinicians to make timely, confident decisions.
The GE Logiq S7 with XDClear is a mid range multi-purpose ultrasound machine. The GE Logiq S7 with XDClear has been fully upgraded, 23″ large LCD monitor and 10.1″ LCD touch screen. It becomes very reliable and trustworthy while reaching the revision 3.0, and GE incorporated single crystal transducers, so called XDClear transducers such as C1-6-D and C3-10-D. With one of the market most demanding technologies, XDClear, the user can enjoy premium image resolution, penetration, and wide bandwidth from two XDClear options. The GE Logiq S7 with XDClear built with the same system platform of GE Logiq S8 with XDClear, S-agile architecture, but just some of the features and transducer are not included or more economic options and transducers are integrated. Although the GE Logiq S7 with XDClear is classified as a mid range system, it offers a great benefit to users with advanced automated features such as Scan Assistant, OB Measure Assistant, and Breast Measure Assistant. Also, Automated Function Imaging(AFI), XDClear probes, large 23″ LCD monitor and 10.1″ touch screen are very unique features in mid-range.
The GE Vivid E9 is the top-of-the-line premium cardiovascular ultrasound machine from GE. It has amazing image quality and the latest features including xMatrix and 4D cardiac. The E9 is the replacement for the popular and well respected Vivid 7.
The GE Logiq e is one of the most popular portable ultrasound system covering wide range of application. Since launched in 2006, The GE Logiq e has been upgraded year by year with differnt BT(Break Through) versions, and added various features and probes to strengthen its usability, especially in Point of Care application. The Logiq e R7 has the outfit like the Logiq e BT12, but the internal H/W and S/W has been fully upgraded so that its image quality, system response time, features, and probes are one or two levels higher than that of the Logiq e BT 12; however, its price point becomes generally $10,000 higher with the same option and probe configuration.
The Siemens ACUSON NX2 is an affordable, multi-purpose ultrasound machine designed for Cardiac, Fetal, Abdominal (including liver), Pediatric, Small Parts (Small Organ), Transcranial, OB/GYN, Pelvic, Urology, Vascular (including Peripheral Vessel), and Musculoskeletal applications.
Compared to the NX3, the NX2 is lightweight and compact with a similar system architecture. As with the Siemens ACUSON NX series, it integrates the same wide 21.5” LCD monitor, but lacks a touch screen. There’s not limit to what the NX2 can cover in terms of applications, but because it supports fewer transducers and clinical features than its big brother, the NX3, the depth of its exams is limited.
Due to its target market, its grade, and considering its price point and performance, the Siemens ACUSON NX2 supports 7 fundamental transducers, but lacks any advanced transducer options. Additionally, it features two cost-efficient transducers: the C5-2v convex and L10-5v linear probes. All other transducers are compatible with the ACUSON NX3 series.
While the Siemens ACUSON NX2 supports fewer options than the ACUSON NX3 series, it features syngo Auto OB Measurement and 3D/4D for OB/GYN, Clarify Vascular Enhancement (VE) Technology, syngo Arterial Health Package (AHP), and syngo Auto Left Heart (Auto LH) for cardiovascular applications. With the battery-operated “QuickStart” feature, and the barcode reader options added to the mix, the NX2 becomes a very user-friendly ultrasound machine ready to enhance your ultrasound workflow.
The Philips iU22 is a premium shared service ultrasound machine that offers the best image quality possible through xMatrix transducers that offer the best aspects of single-crystal and 4D transducers. The iU22 offers the top of the line image quality and features available for Radiology, OB/GYN, Cardiac, Vascular and even specialty imaging like MSK, Pediatric, and Elastography. The iU22 has been replaced by the Epiq 5, but still maintains top of the line image quality. For cardio vascular specific medical professionals the nearly identical iE33 would be a better fit. The iU22 was launched in 2004 and has a long history of improvements and revisions that have made it the gold standard for over a decade.