This blog post is a guide to ultrasound machine series per brand. We explain how various premium ultrasound manufacturers sort their ultrasound models into different series.
Some brands make series based on the ultrasounds’ advancements, such as premium, high-end, mid-range, and entry level. While others base series on applications, or a combination of both.
This guide cover will cover the popular series of the major ultrasound machine brands – GE, Canon (Toshiba), Siemens, and Philips. Moreover, we will focus on ultrasounds that you can easily access in the market for pre-owned equipment, as that is our specialty.
And at the end of the blog, you can find an ultrasound machine comparison matrix that compares the ultrasounds from these brands based on their advacements and applications.
Siemens Ultrasound Machine Series
Let’s start with Siemens. In general, Siemens ultrasounds are suitable for a wide range of clinical settings.
It can be difficult to categorize Siemens series based on their ultrasound applications. Therefore, we did it based on their capabilities – if they are high-end, mid-range, or entry level ultrasounds. We also listed the portable ones seperately.
The Acuson X-series
The Acuson X-series covers entry and mid-range segment of ultrasounds.
By default, these systems are all general imaging ultrasounds.
Therefore, they can perform ultrasound applications such as:
OB/GYN, vascular, abdominal, small parts (breast, thyroid, etc.), MSK/Anesthesiology, and urology examinations.
All of them can be upgraded to shared service systems, although you need additional hardware and software to do so.
So, if your budget is limited and you want a versatile ultrasound that delivers high quality images, a model from the Acuson X series could be an option.
The Acuson S-series
It is a versatile series as these models are recommended for general imaging, breast imaging, and OB/GYN.
However, some of these applications require extra software options.
Additionally, these models have recently come with HELX and HELX Touch upgrades. This update ensures even higher imaging quality.
Another high-end system from Siemens is the Acuson SC2000.
This ultrasound does not belong to any of the series we mention above. Nevertheless, if you are specifically looking for a cardiac ultrasound, this system would be a great option. It is dedicated to cardiovascular applications.
Have you heard of Acuson Sequoia, Redwood or Juniper, also from Siemens?
These are some of the premium ultrasounds developed by Siemens.
According to Siemens, these systems are ‘delivering a new era of imaging excellence’. However, they are not yet available on the secondary market where, naturally, the prices are more budget friendly.
Overall, Siemens ultrasound machines offer excellent image quality and impressive technologies.
Moreover, Siemens is considering the cost-effectiveness of its systems. Therefore, the systems are affordable, reliable and upgradeable.
GE Ultrasound Machine Series
Another strong player in the ultrasound market is GE Healthcare. Their ultrasound machines have been a favourite choice of our customers for years.
GE makes it easy to categorize their ultrasounds, as they base their lines on applications.
Their series are Voluson, Logiq, Vivid, Venue and Versana, all consisting of great ultrasound models.
The Voluson Series
Let’s begin with the Voluson line, which is dedicated to OB/GYN and women’s health.
This range consists of models such as the Voluson E6, Voluson E8, Voluson E10, Voluson S6, Voluson S8, Voluson S10, Voluson P6, and Voluson P8. Furthermore, it includes two portable ultrasounds Voluson I and Voluson E.
The Logiq Series
Another serie, Logiq, specializes in general imaging.
Therefore, it has great technologies for imaging within radiology, breast, interventional, and more.
Hence, Logiq ultrasounds can help you accommodate a wide range of examinations.
The Vivid Series
Which GE ultrasound series is devoted to cardiovascular imaging?
That would be the Vivid line.
The ultrasounds that are part of this line, for example, Vivid E95, Vivid E9, Vivid T8, Vivid S5, Vivid S6, Vivid S70, and portable – Vivid IQ, Vivid I and Vivid Q, have a range of tools that improve the quality of the examinations.
This way they can satisfy the wide range of needs in this area of specialization.
The Venue Series
The Venue series includes great point-of-care ultrasounds, such as Venue GO and Venue 50.
These ultrasounds will help you with diagnosis wherever you treat your patient. Whether you are in a modern hospital, in an ambulance, or a remote village.
The Versana Series
Finally, GE offers the Versana line including Versana Premier and Versana Active Urology.
The Versana ultrasounds are dedicated to delivering high quality urological care.
And if you want to see an easy overview of GE ultrasounds’ applications, see the table below.
All GE ultrasounds bring excellent image quality and innovative technologies.
The matrix below shows GE ultrasounds systems dedicated to general imaging, cardiac and OB/GYN applications divided based on their advancements.
Philips Ultrasound Machine Series
Next, we will introduce the categorization typical for Philips.
This brand offers a wide range of ultrasounds for all applications.
Their goal is to bring innovative solutions to all clinical environments, regardless of complexity.
And thus, you can find ultrasound systems from Philips for all standard applications, such as general imaging, cardiology, vascular, OB/GYN and others.
Philips categorizes its ultrasound similarly to Siemens.
They divide the systems into entry, mid-range and high-end ultrasounds.
The ClearVue Series
The entry level Philips is the ClearVue family.
This series includes systems such as the Clearvue 350, 550, 650 and Clearvue 850.
These economy systems deliver strong standard features, important for the physician and their patients.
The ClearVue family enhances your workflow and offers a variety of applications across many clinical settings.
The Affiniti Series
The next series from Philips is Affinity, which includes mid-range ultrasounds such as the Affiniti 30, Affiniti 50, and Affiiniti 70.
These systems provide great image quality and give you the results you need to stay ahead.
The Affiniti family comes with an ergonomic design and small footprint, which allow you to work more intuitively and comfortably.
The Epiq Series
And what is the high-end ultrasound series from Philips?
These premium ultrasounds bring a premium level of clinical performance and meet the challenges of today’s most demanding general imaging examinations.
Additionally, Philips also provides portable ultrasound – the CX50 – that is meant for general imaging.
These systems belong to the high-end ultrasound Philips family.
Their capabilities are comparable to those of Epiq ultrasounds.
As well as the HD series and the portable CX30, they were replaced with newer models. They are, however, still very popular in the pre-owned market,
In general, it is easy to operate Philips’ ultrasounds. Furthermore, you can upgrade them with additional clinical features and probes as you need. This way the system can evolve with you over time.
Canon Ultrasound Machines Series
The last from the ultrasound machine brands we will talk about is Canon Medical (former Toshiba).
As the previously mentioned brands, Canon provides excellent image quality to ensure accurate diagnosis in all medical settings.
Canon’s product portfolio consists of two different ultrasound families: Aplio and Xario.
The Aplio and Xario series include standard ultrasounds that can be divided into categories based on their performance.
The Xario Series
The Xario series consists of entry level systems such as Xario 200g, 100g and 100 MX.
These are budget friendly ultrasounds that deliver good image quality.
The Aplio Series
The Aplio product line includes ultrasounds for all applications. The most widely available ultrasounds on the secondary market are Aplio 300, Aplio 400, and Aplio 500, which are all mid-range ultrasounds.
When the Aplio series was launched in 2011, it meant a huge leap forward in Canon’s ultrasound imaging, due to the inclusion of impressive features.
Since then, the Aplio family developed even further, including series such as the Aplio i (Aplio i600, i700, i800, and i900) as well as Aplio a (Aplio a450 and a550).
These are the top of the line Canon ultrasounds.
They provide crystal-clear images, outstanding clinical accuracy and increase the productivity of any medical department.
Finally, Canon also produces portable ultrasound – Viamo c100.
Canon designed their ultrasounds for general imaging, hence, you can use them in all standard applications, such as:
OB/GYN, vascular, abdominal, small parts (breast, thyroid, etc.), MSK/Anesthesiology, and urology.
Conclusion to Ultrasound Machine Series per Brand
While GE categorizes them based on their applications, Siemens, Philips and Canon divide them into series based on their advancements (high-end, mid-range and entry level).
To give you an idea of how the different series from these ultrasound machine brands compare to each other, see the matrix that shows general imaging ultrasounds below.
Keep in mind that we only present ultrasounds available on the secondary market.
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