In this blog post, we will provide you with our recommendation for the best portable ultrasound machines available on the market. Note than you can find a good portable ultrasound machine for sale from us, also some of the best ones.
And why have me made this overview?
The popularity of portable ultrasounds 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 even operated for a short period only powered by a battery
Moreover, these compact ultrasounds allow for 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 market – CX50 from Philips, Logiq E, Vivid i, Voluson i from GE, Viamo from Toshiba, Acuson P300 and Acuson P500 from Siemens. They can be also found on the market for used medical equipment.
Philips has merged superior, innovative technologies into the CX50 system. That is how they address the need for premium class performance in a compact ultrasound system.
Therefore, you can trust the data from your studies, even if you have performed the most technically demanding examinations. Images are displayed with exceptional quality, giving you the data you need for confident diagnosis.
Moreover, this premium portable ultrasound comes with support for both PureWave single crystal and xMatrix transducers. It also allows for up to three transducers to be connected.
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).
Logiq E (Shared Service)
The Logiq E is a high-performance multipurpose color compact imaging system. It belongs among the world´s most famous and bestselling mid-range portable ultrasounds.
Moreover, the system is highly customizable, as it allows you to customize all aspects of image quality, annotations, programmable buttons, etc.
GE has designed this ultrasound for cardiac, abdominal, obstetrics, gynecology, vascular, musculoskeletal, small parts, pediatric, neonatal, and intraoperative applications.
Next, we would like to highlight the Vivid i. This portable ultrasound system builds on the many innovative features and technologies of its predecessors.
GE has incorporated new features, quantitative analysis tools, and applications that help further improve image quality and performance. Hence, Vivid i delivers great accuracy, diagnostic confidence, and increases your productivity.
The GE Vivid i is excellent for cardiovascular applications, due to its many powerful cardiovascular features that are unusual in this price range. For instance both an adult and a pediatric TEE probe.
Voluson i (4D OB/GYN)
The last GE portable ultrasound machine we will mention is the Voluson i. This system was the world’s first compact volume ultrasound.
It has the imaging performance of a full-sized Voluson ultrasound system and delivers incredible image quality and clarity, alongside its volume capabilities.
In addition, it provides real-time volumetric images and advanced diagnostic capabilities both online and offline.
The Voluson i focuses on women’s health, but can also support general imaging and vascular applications.
Viamo (Shared Service)
The best portable ultrasound for sale from Toshiba is the Viamo. Toshiba designed it for shared service applications, and it is a high-end portable ultrasound machine.
Furthermore, it has the same imaging hardware and probes as the high-end Aplio series. This ensures that the Viamo produces images of a great quality. The fully programmable touchscreen provides customizable access to imaging, quantification, and workflow functions.
If you are considering purchasing a portable ultrasound from Siemens, here are our recommendations:
The Acuson P300 is a shared service economy portable ultrasound delivering high diagnostic performance. This system offers many advanced technologies and a wide range of transducers to support diverse practices. And it delivers an excellent image quality.
Moreover, it includes advanced image optimization tools such as panoramic imaging, speckle reduction, and spatial compounding. These automatically optimize imaging data and hereby, improve diagnostic confidence and promotes efficient clinical workflow.
Siemens has designed the Acuson P300 for musculoskeletal (MSK), breast, small parts, cardiology, general Imaging, and OB/GYN applications.
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.
All premium brands in the medical equipment industry, Philips, GE, 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. If you would like more guidance you are welcome to contact us, our team will be happy to help you.
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