The Best Portable Ultrasound Machines

In this blog post, we provide you with our recommendation for the best portable ultrasound machines available on the used market.

And why did we make this overview?

The popularity of portable ultrasound machines is on the rise. These mobile systems have become a necessity for many healthcare facilities.

No wonder – They come with a number of benefits.

In comparison to the console-style ultrasound machines that preceded them, the portable ultrasound machines are much smaller. Therefore, they require less valuable space in the facilities, with the added advantage that healthcare professionals can easily move them from room to room.

In most cases, portable ultrasound machines can be carried by hand. And in some cases, you can even operate them for a short period only powered by a battery.

Moreover, these compact ultrasounds allow faster yet accurate diagnosis as they provide the same high-quality images as larger machines. More and more physicians are aware of the potential of portable ultrasounds and are trained to utilize them better in their practices.

The Best Portable Ultrasound Machines

The portable ultrasound systems we have selected are all from the premium brands on the used market:

CX50 from Philips, Logiq E, Vivid i, Voluson i from GE, Viamo from Canon Medical, Acuson P300 and Acuson P500 from Siemens, as well as the HM70A from Samsung.


Let’s start with Philips portable ultrasound machines.

The CX50 and its transducers enable a wide range of exams, including abdominal, vascular, small parts, musculoskeletal, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, and adult cardiology.


GE has a wide range of portable ultrasound machines for sale that are popular on the used market too.

They are of great quality and we would especially recommend: Logiq E (shared service), Vivid i (cardiac), and Voluson i (OB/GYN).

Canon Medical

The following brand we look into is Canon, former Toshiba.


If you are considering purchasing a portable ultrasound from Siemens, here is our recommendation:

Siemens Acuson P500 (Shared Service)

Another portable ultrasound machine from Siemens we would like to praise is the Acuson P500.

It is a midrange emergency ultrasound.

This adaptable and durable system is optimized for point-of-care imaging to better serve a wide range of environments and patient types.

It delivers sophisticated technologies from the entire Siemens portfolio.

Therefore, it ensures unparalleled image quality and intelligent workflow, all in a compact laptop format.

How does the Acuson P300 and the P500 differ?

In some of their features. For instance, the P500 offers Barcode Reader while the P300 does not.

Also, the P500 is lighter and can be used for fewer applications than the P300.

Its applications are MSK, vascular, abdominal, breast, and OB/GYN.

Samsung HM70A (General Imaging)

The Samsung HM70A which is used for general imaging is another good portable ultrasound machine.

With this, you get a machine with a multitude of effective tools that will increase your efficiency and workflow significantly. Also, the HM70A is designed with your comfort in mind. It offers adaptability and exceptional ergonomics.

Sum Up

All premium brands in the medical equipment industry, Philips, GE, Canon Medical (Toshiba), and Siemens, have excellent portable ultrasound machines.

Hence, it might be difficult to select the best one.

Hopefully, after reading this blog post, you feel more confident to purchase your next compact ultrasound system.

You are more than welcome to contact us for more guidance. Our team will be happy to help you.

If you need probes, feel free to check availability on our Webshop, or to contact us directly.

What is next?

If you would like to learn even more about ultrasounds, you can sign up to receive an e-book: How to pick your next ultrasoundand become part of our ultrasound e-mail course.

In multiple e-mails, this course will guide you through several themes related to your next ultrasound purchase.