Ultrasound Equipment Reviews
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GE Logiq e: Most Versatile Portable Ultrasound Machine
Among the top and best-selling portable ultrasound machines, the GE Logiq e is a go-to system for those looking for a mid-range shared service ultrasound machine that is good for all modalities. Available as a new or refurbished system, the Logiq e has become the most popular and trusted portable ultrasound machines on the market.
The Logiq e has been manufactured for many years, and has had many improvements over the years. Recent versions have improved cardiac capabilities making it an ideal ultrasound for mobile companies providing a wide range of services. All versions of the Logiq e provide great imaging for OB/GYN, Vascular, MSK, Superficial, Needle Guidance, and nearly every other ultrasound modality. The Logiq e features many higher-end ultrasound technologies, including GE’s CrossXBeam and SRI (compound and speckle reduction imaging technologies). A stress echo option makes the Logiq e a complete shared service ultrasound machine. New and refurbished GE Logiq e ultrasound machines are available from Providian Medical with a wide price range depending on your requirements and choice of new or refurbished. The GE Logiq e is an excellent choice for a portable ultrasound, and customers are typically very pleased with its performance for the price. The Logiq e is available for both human and veterinary markets.
GE Voluson e8: Best Refurbished 4D Ultrasound Machine
Voluson ultrasound machines have always been our favorite systems for 4D. They provide excellent image quality, ergonomic design, ease-of-use, and the best 4D in the business. The Voluson e8 took 4D ultrasound imaging to a new level for image quality, frame rates, and technological advancements. Recent versions include an option for HDLive, which provides a more realistic view of a fetal face in “Babyface” 4D imaging.
For OB/GYN and women’s health, the Voluson e8 is an outstanding ultrasound machine, providing clear, excellent image quality even when scanning deep tissue. GE’s CrossXBeam and SRI HD technologies create some of the best diagnostic images in the business for all levels of OB/GYN imaging. Advances in GE’s Measurement and Analysis packages make for faster and easier diagnostics. For those looking for the best refurbished 4D ultrasound machine, the GE Voluson e8 is a best-bet for performance and price. Its available technologies, peripheral connections, and great image quality makes the Voluson e8 one of our favorite ultrasound machines.
Chison ECO5 Vet: Best Selling New Veterinary Ultrasound
In recent years, the Chison ECO line has become our best-selling ultrasound machines for veterinary use, including bovine/equine repro as well as general in-office veterinary use. The ECO5 features color and PW Doppler, which make it the most affordable veterinary ultrasound machine in its class.
Customers use the Chison ECO 5 for a variety of uses… from horse tendons, to bovine reproduction, to dogs and cats. There are a number of probes designed for this, including high frequency linear and microconvex transducers. Some choose the ECO5 vet’s sibling, the Chison ECO3, which is similar to the ECO5, however it does not feature color Doppler. Both systems are our most popular systems in their price range.
Chison Q9: Best-Selling Mid-Range Portable Ultrasound Machine
The Chison Q9 continues to grow as our go-to system in the mid-range price for portable ultrasound machines. Continually improved features such as 4D imaging, cardiac and stress echo are quickly making the Q9 the best deal on the market for a true shared-service ultrasound machine.
The Q9 boasts many advanced imaging technologies such as Tissue Harmonics, Compound Imaging, and Speckle Reduction. These combine to give the Q9 very competitive image quality for all systems in its price range. As a new system with warranty, the Chison Q9 is a value leader. The Q9’s 4D capabilities are continually updated, including VirtualHD, which is similar to GE’s HDLive feature. This imaging technology provides a more life-like realistic 4D view when imaging a baby’s face. It has become a more popular 4D machine for those looking for a good 4D machine at the best price. We have been very pleased with Chison’s responses to our customer’s requests for product improvements, and it is quickly making the Q9 our most popular portable ultrasound machines in its price range.
SonoSite M-Turbo: Top Refurbished Ultrasound Machine for Physicians
SonoSite has long held the top spot in durable portable ultrasound machines, particularly for bedside/point-of-care uses in which the physician performs the scan.
The SonoSite M-Turbo is one of SonoSite’s best products, as it provides excellent image quality that competes with larger systems in its class. Simple, durable, and fast, the SonoSite M-Turbo is a great choice for physicians who are using the ultrasound for applications that use fewer measurements and calculations… where the system is used more as an imaging tool to evaluate tissue or guide a needle, rather than a full-time system. Its lightweight and durable design make the M-Turbo ideal for point-of-care and emergency department uses. It boots quickly and is ready for scanning within seconds of boot-up. This is among the most common choices for physicians doing needle injections or other point-of-care application.