GE Logiq E9 BT09, BT10, BT11 – What it Means
The BT designation on the GE Logiq E9 stands for “Break Through,” and the two digits that proceed it stands for the year the version launched. The BT09 version was the first version, released in 2009. Each BT version improves software, hardware, and/or features.
If you’re on the hunt for a new GE Logiq E9 ultrasound machine, you’ll likely see it followed by BTXX or a revision number. Knowing what each rendition brings to the table is essential, so continue reading to learn everything you need.
GE Logiq E9 BT Versions Explained
GE initially launched the Logiq E9 in 2009; the original version is labeled “BT09” or “R1” for Revision 1. Since its initial release, GE released additional “breakthroughs” or updates to the E9, which we outline below.
The GE Logiq E9 BT09 version includes the original firmware and launch features. It does not include any firmware updates or new features the later BT versions offer.
The original GE Logiq E9 was a leading women’s health ultrasound machine, which includes the following features:
- 4D imaging for OB/GYN
- 19-inch LCD monitor
- 4 active probe ports
- SRI HD (Speckle Reduction Imaging)
- Coded Harmonic Imaging
- Code Contrast Imaging
- Auto IMT
- Scan Assistant
Along with these features, the GE Logiq E9 includes several standard imaging modes you would expect from an ultrasound machine:
- Advanced 3D
- Anatomical M-Mode
- Color Flow Mode
- Power Doppler Imaging (PDI)
- PW Doppler
- Split Screen
And a handful of optional imaging modes:
- B-Flow Color
- CW Doppler
- Coded Contrast Imaging
- LOGIQVIEW (Extended Field of View)
GE produced the GE Logiq E9 BT09 for one year before relaunching it as the “GE Logiq E9 Premium (BT10)” or Rev2. However, the BT10 version only added slight improvements in software that streamlined workflow and resolved various bugs and glitches.
The Logiq E9 BT11 added the optional Elasto QA (Quantitative Analysis) feature, which uses quantitative data to measure tissue stiffness and elasticity.
It also added strain-based elastography as an option and several firmware updates.
The BT12 version of the GE Logiq E9 added minor software improvements and bug fixes.
The GE Logip E9 BT13 updated the back-end processor (BEP) to improve imaging performance. It also added support for GE’s XDclear ultrasound probes, including the C2-9D and C1-6D convex transducers.
The Logiq E9 BT14 includes another upgrade to the BEP and added Shear Wave Elastography as an optional feature.
The GE Logiq E9 BT15 (and final version) included several software/firmware updates and optimizations.
Can I Upgrade a BT09 Machine to BT10?
Since each iteration of the GE Logiq E9 includes software and hardware updates, you cannot upgrade to a newer BT version.
However, you can update the firmware of your machines (with limitations based on your hardware).
What do the Revision Numbers Mean – R1, R2, etc.?
GE also uses a revision number to denote the various versions of their ultrasound machines. In the case of the GE Logiq E9 (and other models), the first BT version is “revision 1,” also written as “Rev 1” or “R1.”
Here is a table you can use to match the BT version to the Revision Number and release year.
|Release Year||Breakthrough||Revision #|
|2009||BT09||Revision 1||Rev 1||R1|
|2010||BT10||Revision 2||Rev 2||R2|
|2011||BT11||Revision 3||Rev 3||R3|
|2012||BT12||Revision 4||Rev 4||R4|
|2013||BT13||Revision 5||Rev 5||R5|
|2014||BT14||Revision 6||Rev 6||R6|
|2015||BT15||Revision 7||Rev 7||R7|
The BT designation on GE ultrasound machines stands for “breakthrough,” followed by the two-digit year they released the version. BT09 means “breakthrough 2009.”
On the other hand, the revision number represents the iteration of each upgrade. If the BT09 is the first release of the ultrasound machine, it would be Revision 1 (or Rev 1 or R1).
If you’re considering a GE Logiq E9 for your medical practice, check out Strata Imaging’s selection here.
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