Solutions & Specialists Along The Liver Care Pathway

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Screening


  • B-Mode and Flow modes
  • Ultrasound-guided attenuation parameter
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Diagnostics & Staging


  • B-Mode and Flow modes
  • Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)
  • 2D Shear Wave Elastography (2D SWE)
  • Ultrasound-guided attenuation parameter
  • Volume Navigation (V Nav)
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Treatment Planning & Guidance


  • Ultrasound specialty probes
  • Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)
  • Volume Navigation (V Nav) with 2D/3D GPS
  • Needle Tracking solutions
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Monitoring


  • B-Mode and Flow modes
  • Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)
  • 2D Shear Wave Elastography (2D SWE)
  • Ultrasound-guided attenuation parameter
  • Volume Navigation (V Nav)
  • Compare assistant

Comprehensive Solution for Liver Disease Management 

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To manage patients with liver cancer and chronic liver diseases – including those with NAFLD, NASH and ASH – clinicians need an ultrasound system that will help them identify diseases early, track progression, and make informed decisions to optimize treatment efficacy.

Our Liver solution helps you make a difference in the lives of your patients. cSound™ Architecture combines versatile XDclear™ probes and the cSound Imageformer to deliver exceptional image quality. Advanced tools, like 2D shear wave elastography, Ultrasound-guided attenuation parameter (UGAP), Fusion Imaging and Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) enable clinicians to assess a wide range of liver conditions.

Confident Diagnosis


Our ultrasound system enables clinicians to acquire extraordinary images across a broad spectrum of patients. The system’s next-generation cSound Architecture delivers deep penetration power to support quality imaging, especially in high-BMI patients.

Auto-optimized images: The cSound Imageformer continuously delivers images of incredible uniformity from near to far field. There’s no need to adjust the focus – the information you need is there, instantly.

Radiantflow™: Provides a near-3D look to enhance visualization of tiny vessels and vascular patterns in masses, especially when combined with Micro Vascular Imaging (MVI).

Micro Vascular Imaging (MVI): High-definition flow mode helps clinicians differentiate subtle vascular changes associated with chronic liver diseases. Further enhanced when used with Radiantflow.

Choice of high-performance probes: E-Series and XDclear probes deliver high fidelity and wide bandwidth for deep penetration and high resolution. Available with Verza™ Needle Guidance, which has five angles for needle visualization to minimize blind zones for precise placement.

Comprehensive Tools


We improve the quality of your work and help make a difference in your patients lives.

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Ultrasound Guided Attenuation Imaging (UGAP): A new tool for quantifying liver steatosis that facilitates the early detection and monitoring of patients with NAFLD, NASH and ASH.

Volume Navigation (V Nav): Fuses prior PET, MR, CBCT, CT or 3D ultrasound exams with real-time ultrasound scanning to help correlate and evaluate information simultaneously

2D Shear Wave Elastography (2D SWE): Enables the qualitative and quantitative assessment of tissue elasticity. Also available with a Shear Wave Elastography Quality Indicator to support confident measurements.

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS): A tool for diagnostic visualization and assessment of tissue vascularity and pattern of focal lesions before and after ablation, including TIC analysis.

B-flow™ imaging: A system for real-time visualization of blood flow echoes with no vessel wall overlap to obscure details. B-flow™ Capture with Reconstruction provides a 3D view of blood vessels to evaluate perfusion.

Concise Workflow


System helps you achieve new levels of workflow efficiency, so you have more time to focus on patients.

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Exceptional mobility: Systems easily fit into crowded suites. Power Assistant battery eliminates the need for re-boot, and you can even scan on battery power. On-board storage ensures supplies are at hand.

Efficient operation: The ergonomic user interface features easy-to-reach controls, an adjustable floating keyboard, and an articulating monitor to speed procedures.

Auto-Registration for Fusion Imaging: Enhance precision and accuracy of image-guided interventional procedures. The Active Tracker enables one-click auto-registration of CT, MR, CBCT images that enhance accuracy and ease in managing patient motion, breathing and transmitter movements.

Raw Data: Expanded capabilities enable users to apply a wide variety of image processing and quantification after the exam. This allows the operator to extract and reanalyze information without extending exam time.

Auto Lesion Segmentation: This AI-based productivity tool automatically traces lesion boundaries and generates two-dimensional measurements with just a few keystrokes.

Scan Assistant: Provides customizable automation to assist users at each step of an ultrasound exam, helping to reduce keystrokes and exam times.

Compare Assistant: Easily retrieve prior exams for side-by-side comparisons that assist in exam set-up and support confident diagnosis

Photo Assistant app: Acquire photos of relevant anatomy via a smartphone or tablet, and transmit them wirelessly to the ultrasound system for inclusion with the clinical images - providing valuable context for the reviewing physician.

Remote Control app: Operate a LOGIQ system from a tablet or phone with the LOGIQ Smart App loaded onto it.

Smart Investment


GE Healthcare accelerates innovation making it the smart choice for now and in the future. The systems are available with a full suite of robust features and scalable options.

A to A digital platform: Stay at the forefront of clinical imaging with our A to A digital platform, specifically engineered so you can add next-generation capabilities in the years ahead.

SonoDefense: GE Healthcare’s multi-layer approach to cybersecurity helps keep the systems safe and functional in the face of cyberthreats and helps protect patient data from unauthorized access.

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Familiar user interface: The new LOGIQ E10 Series offers greater functionality while maintaining the ease of operation and satisfying user experience that has become a hallmark of LOGIQ interface design.

Digital support: Wide choice of efficiency tools to help users, administrators, and operations staff improve productivity, including remote preset management, performance analytics, software/security updates, live clinical training, and advanced system diagnostics.

Liver Pathway


Liver Disease


Diffused Disease Management

2D Shear Wave Elastography


Quantitative tissue differentiation to enable confident decisions

Measuring tissue elasticity is helpful in diagnosing and monitoring treatment of patients with chronic liver disease and other conditions. The more reproducible the data, the greater the advantage in decision-making.

Our Solution

Designed to facilitate accurate diagnosis, two-dimensional shear wave elastography quantifies tissue elasticity and provides color-coded elastograms. This advanced tool helps reduce the need for invasive procedures and empowers clinicians to be more confident in their patient management decisions.

The extraordinary image quality enables clinicians to diagnose and monitor a diverse spectrum of conditions.

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Auto-optimized images: The cSound™ Imageformer automatically and continuously delivers images of high quality across a wide range of clinical scenarios. Extraordinary images are quickly obtained resulting in efficient studies, particularly important in challenging cases.

Liver fibrosis staging – reference materials: Gain insights into liver fibrosis staging with a white paper and a reference chart.

Excellent frame rates: Rapid image acquisition enables a large region of tissue to be interrogated in with each transmission, reducing exam times and preventing image degradation.

Choice of high-performance probes: E-Series and XDclear™ probes deliver powerful, high fidelity and wide bandwidth for impressive deep penetration and high resolution.

Shear Wave Elastography Quality Indicator: Designed to increase clinicians confidence in the quality of the shear waves and, thus, the accuracy of the measurement.

Two-dimensional shear wave elastography enables quantitative assessment of tissue elasticity to assist in a growing range of applications.

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2D Shear Wave Elastography,
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2D Shear Wave Elastography with Quality indicator, C1-6-D
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2D Shear Wave Elastography,
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2D Shear Wave Elastography,
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GE ultrasounds enable shear wave elastography to be performed rapidly at the same time as an abdominal ultrasound exam. The extraordinary reproducibility helps speed exams and reduce operator dependence.

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Customizable worksheets: Optimize reading efficiency by tailoring worksheets to specific anatomical areas.

Auto Measurement Acquisition:Automated single - and multiple - acquisition workflow enhances efficiency and accuracy of exam acquisition and results display, supporting productivity in busy labs.

Multiple measurements: Measure multiple regions to access different tissue stiffness within an organ or region.

Flexible display options: User-programmable display of quantitative assessment of tissue stiffness in kilopascals (kPa), velocity (m/s), or both kPa and m/s with a choice of display formats.

Raw Data: Expanded dual-screen capabilities enable users to apply a wide variety of image processing and quantification after the exam. This allows the operator to extract and reanalyze information without extending exam time. Tissue characterization becomes even more efficient when 2D shear wave elastography is used in conjunction with such workflow enhancement tools as:

  • Compare Assistant: Easily retrieve prior exams for side-by-side comparisons that assist in exam set-up and support confident diagnosis.
  • Scan Assistant: Automates repetitive tasks measurements and helps standardize scanning protocols.
  • Volume Navigation: Fuses prior PET, MR, CBCT, CT or 3D ultrasound exams with real-time ultrasound scanning to help correlate and evaluate information simultaneously.
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UGAP

Ultrasound-guided Attenuation Parameter

UGAP is a real-time, image-guided method to quantify the attenuation of the sound wave in liver tissue, using a standard ultrasound probe to calculate the representative value of the signal through liver tissue.

Ultrasound attenuation is one of the important indicators fot fatty liver evaluation. The prevalence of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Steatohepatitis is growing worldwide with increasing obesity rates. A certain percentage of these patients will progres to liver cirrhosis and possibly hepatocellular carcinoma due to hepatocyte apoptosis, inflammation and fibrosis.

Liver biopsy has long been the method used for diagnosing steatosis, however, it is invasive. Appearance of the ultrasound B-Mode image is widely used for the qualitative detection of hepatic steatosis as it is known that attenuation increases with increasing amount of fat in the liver. UGAP is a non-invasive, quick and accurate method to quantify liver steatosis.

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UGAP1: Liver UGAP with C1-6-D, Attenuation map
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UGAP2: Liver UGAP with C1-6-D, Quality Map

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Focal Liver Lesions Management

CEUS

Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound

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Visualise tissue vascularity with extraordinary details

Since lesions are often isoechoic, they can be difficult to detect and characterize using conventional ultrasound – making it challenging to diagnose conditions and monitor treatment.

Our Solution

Our Contrast agent imaging enables clinicians to get a clear picture of tissue structure and lesion vascularity by optimizing the balance between penetration and resolution for improved contrast sensitivity. This helps enhance the clinician’s ability to detect and characterize lesions.

The system’s advanced image platform delivers penetration power even in high BMI cases

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Auto-optimized images: The cSound™ Imageformer automatically and continuously delivers images of high quality across a wide range of clinical scenarios. Extraordinary images are quickly obtained resulting in efficient studies, particularly important in technically challenging cases.

Amplitude Modulation (AM): This sophisticated, highly sensitive imaging technique combines excellent tissue suppression with outstanding penetration to enable excellent imaging, particularly in technically difficult patients.

AM/PI: Combined waveforms enable excellent spatial resolution, image uniformity and penetration.

Phase Inversion (PI): Multiple PI waveforms enable superb spatial and temporal resolution in a variety of clinical applications from abdominal to superficial examinations.

Choice of high-performance probes: Contrast agent imaging is supported on a wide range of probes for excellent clinical flexibility in abdominal, superficial, endocavitary, vascular, cardiac, and interventional imaging.

Robust tools enhance contrast agent imaging to enable more accurate and informed assessments.

Time Intensity Curves (TIC): Using the raw data cine clip, clinicians can easily analyze the speed, intensity and dispersion of contrast microbubbles to assess wash-in/wash-out curves of multiple regions of interest.

Contrast Parametric Imaging: This raw data post-processing tool enables visualization of ?microbubble arrival times throughout the entire image. The resulting color-mapped image ?provides information that can help support accurate lesion characterization.

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Parametric image of the liver, C1-6-D
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Cystic renal mass with CEUS, C1-6-D
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Liver mass with CEUS, C1-6-D

Flow Modes


Assessing blood flow and vessel wall structure provides critical data in a variety of clinical care areas. Clinicians need high frame rates and excellent spatial resolution to assess the hemodynamic flow of the vessels without the interference of surrounding tissue to clarify precise vascular architecture.
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Our Solution


B-flow™ imaging: Enables direct, real-time visualization of blood flow echoes with no vessel wall overlap to obscure details. Designed to help facilitate accurate diagnoses, information from this advanced tool is presented in gray scale imaging with different gray intensities representing the speed and dynamics of the blood reflectors. B-flow™ Capture with Reconstruction provides a 3D view of blood vessels to assess perfusion.

Micro Vascular Imaging (MVI): High-definition flow mode helps clinicians differentiate subtle vascular changes associated with chronic liver disease. Further enhanced when used with Radiantflow.

Radiantflow™: Provides a near-3D look to enhance visualization of tiny vessels and vascular patterns in masses, especially when combined with Micro Vascular Imaging (MVI).

Download Flow White Paper

Volume Navigation

Next-level confidence in needle planning & guidance


Clinicians depend on ultrasound to help guide needles and ablation devices, localize anatomy and pathology, and monitor procedures. Accuracy and speed are essential to support confident interventions.

Our Solution


The more efficient your procedures, the more lives you can touch every day. cSound™ Architecture combines versatile XDclear™ probes and the cSound Imageformer to deliver exceptional image quality across a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Available workflow tools, like 2D and 3D/GPS needle guidance, can help reduce procedure time.
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Volume Navigation offers advanced capabilities for image-guided procedures, including:

  • Fusion Imaging: Merge real-time ultrasound with a volume DICOM® dataset (CT, MR, PET/CT, CBCT, SPECT and 3D CEUS) to help increase precision in image-guided interventional procedures
  • 3D GPS Markers: Powerful 3D real-time tool for planning and monitoring ablation
  • 2D/3D GPS Tracking: Visually track position during a scan using GPS-like technology, and mark selected points of interest to save time and enhance confidence
  • Needle Tip Tracking: Helps users navigate interventional procedures in plane or out of plane. Available Virtual Tracking tool displays a projected view of the needle during procedures

Auto-registration for Fusion Imaging: Sophisticated navigational tools help increase precision and accuracy of image-guided interventional procedures. The Active Tracker enables one-click auto-registration of CT, MR, CBCT, and 3D CEUS images that enhances accuracy and ease in managing patient motion, breathing and transmitter movements.

Multi-modality Query Retrieve: One-click access to previous exams for side-by-side comparison with the live ultrasound image.

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