Unraveling GE’s Devices, Dataflow, and Services for DICOM and Connectivity

If you’re trying to export from GE Logiq e or Vivid e ultrasound machine, it’s likely that you’re frustrated, lost, and feeling quite inept at technology.

It’s OK, you’re not alone. Far from it.

In fact, at least once a week I get a call from a frustrated customer who can’t connect their GE Logiq e or Vivid e to a DICOM server. They’ve seen that “Frowny Face” so many times that it’s haunting their dreams.

frowny face

The Dreaded Frowny-Face

I understand. In my first attempt many years ago, I spent 20 minutes screaming at a Logiq e. I made a video of it. It wasn’t pretty and I’m ashamed at my language (sort of).

The biggest problem here is that You don’t have an alternative: If you want to export, you need to connect to a DICOM Server (or PACS) because exporting to DICOM via USB may corrupt loops, MPEGVue is a mess, and don’t even try exporting in PC format to a USB (you may cry).

To help you, here’s our free step-by-step tutorial in configuring your GE Logiq or Vivid e portable ultrasound machine for connecting and sending DICOM files to a PACS system.

Please note that your Vivid e or Logiq e may have slightly different screens, and you may face circumstances that are unique to your situation. However, the screens you’ll see in this video should be similar enough that you can look around and find a similar screen on your machine.

Your Unique Situation

Some of these Logiq e and Vivid e machines have issues with certain types of DICOM files, particularly cine loops. In certain versions of the GE Logiq e and Vivid e, you’ll find that if you export loops to USB in DICOM format, they won’t show up on the server. The only way around this issue is to export via network. For whatever reason, loops sent via network to the DICOM server appear fine on the server.

You may have DICOM Worklist, Print, or other services necessary. To perform these, simply follow the same steps. Your biggest decision will be to decide your dataflow, if you’d like to assign it to a particular button.

Good luck! I hope this video helps.

About the Author

Brian Gill is Probo Medical’s Vice President of Marketing. He has more than 20 years of experience in the ultrasound industry. From sales to service to customer support, he has done everything from circuit board repair and on-site service to networking and PACS, to training clinicians on ultrasound equipment. Through the years, Brian has trained more than 500 clinicians on over 100 different ultrasound machines. Currently, Brian is known as the industry expert in evaluating ultrasounds and training users on all makes and models of ultrasound equipment, this includes consulting with manufacturers with equipment evaluations during all stages of product development.