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Type: Cardiac Vascular Small Parts Anesthesia OB/GYN Urology

The Chison SonoBook 9 is laptop-style ultrasound that’s Chison’s most advanced portable cardiovascular system. Its most notable breakthroughs are with advanced cardiac and vascular imaging; however, the SonoBook also operates as a very good shared service portable ultrasound.

At its release in 2017, the new SonoBook 9 became the most versatile and most affordable high-end portable ultrasound machine. Its most notable qualities are image quality, speed, and price.

It features excellent cardiovascular ultrasound, while also providing 4D OB/GYN imaging with VirtualHD 4D imaging.

Crisp and Detailed Imaging With the Chison SonoBook 9

The Chison SonoBook 9 is a smart laptop with premium performance. With regards to image quality, the Chison SonoBook 9 ultrasound’s cardiological capabilities rank among the best compared to similar systems, but it is not only suitable for cardiac imaging. Its vascular imaging is both visually appealing and diagnostically superior.

The SonoBook 9 excels with the following clinical applications:

  • Women’s health
  • Cardiovascular
  • EMED
  • General imaging
  • POC with critical care
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology
  • And many others

The SonoBook 9 optimizes image quality via advanced technologies such as stress echo, compound imaging, needle visualization, speckle reduction imaging, IMT, Tissue Doppler, and prospective/retrospective cineloop saving.
It also has among the highest frame rates seen on any portable cardiovascular ultrasound machine.

Additionally, the SonoBook 9 performs well as an orthopedic/MSK ultrasound, and it has already been adopted by professional sports teams for use at their training facilities.

Premium Performance With the Chison SonoBook 9

With an internal Solid State hard drive, the SonoBook portable ultrasound machine is among the fastest machines we tested. Saving loops, changing modes, adjusting image quality, exporting, etc, are all nearly instantaneous, with almost no lag saving long cine clips (prospective and retrospective).

The SonoBook has a durable build and includes many advanced features for optimizing efficiency and ergonomics, including:

  • Fast boot up speeds (<1 minute)
  • 4D OB Imaging with VirtualHD
  • Transducer support for over 27 kinds of probes
  • Instant switch between different ultrasound modes and measurements
  • AIO (Automatic Image Optimization for B-Mode and D-Mode
  • Auto Measurements including Auto IMT, Auto NT, Auto-trace for PW and for follicles and breast lesions
  • User-defined workflow
  • Auto-ambient adjustments tailor to indoor and outdoor uses

The SonoBook 9 is Chison’s first laptop-style system, and it’s built with durability and portability in mind for a mobile shared service. We find the durability and design to be similar to Mindray and better than offerings from GE’s Vivid and Logiq portable ultrasound machines.

The new Chison SonoBook also carries an extended warranty, which gives it a strong edge over new or refurbished (similarly priced) high-end advanced portable cardiovascular ultrasound machines.

The price of the SonoBook is less expensive than its closest competitors: the Mindray M9, Philips CX50, and GE Vivid iq. In comparisons to slightly lower-priced ultrasound machines, the SonoBook’s cardiac imaging was quite a bit better than the Chison EBit, Mindray M7GE Logiq e, GE Vivid e, GE Vivid i, and SonoScape S8 Expert.

Innovative Chison SonoBook 9 Transducers

The Chison SonoBook 9 uses the latest trandsucer technology to deepen penetration via wider bandwidth, higher sensitivity, and a better signal-to-noise ratio. As a result, you can achieve superb anatomical detail and excellent resolution, especially when imaging hard-to-image patients.

Providian Medical Chison SonoBook Ultrasound Review

The SonoBook marks Chison’s entrance into the high-end portable ultrasound machines. Its focus was to bring excellent cardiac imaging into a more affordable price range. Our first tests in 2016/2017 concluded that the SonoBook’s closest competitors are the advanced (and much more expensive) systems from GE and Philips. The SonoBook’s pricing was designed to be lower than refurbished models of the high-end portables from Philips and GE. The addition of 4D Obstetric with VirtualHD make the SonoBook 9 the most versatile of these products.

We feel Chison hit a sweet-spot of image quality, price, and speed on this system. It is an excellent choice for mobile companies and clinics where excellent image quality is required, but have budgets that previously forced them to purchased refurbished or lower-end new portable ultrasounds.

Imaging Modes 2D, 3D/4D
Applications Cardiac, Pediatrics, Vascular, General Imaging, TCD, Fetal, Abdominal, OB/GYN, Musculoskeletal, Superficial, Small Parts, Breast, Anesthesia, Intraoperative, Emergency Medicine, TEE
Features 4D Virtual HD (HDLive), M-Mode, Anatomical M-Mode, Color Doppler, PW Doppler, Power Doppler, Directional Color Power Doppler, Tissue Doppler, HPRF, Compound Imaging, Speckle Reduction, Tissue Harmonics, IMT, Elastography, Panoramic, Auto Optimization, Needle Visualization, DICOM, Stress Echo, 3D/4D, AutoIMT
Year Built 2017-Current
Active Probe Ports 1
Video and Output Options DVI, Ethernet, S-Video, USB, Wireless
Monitor 15" HD LED
Touchscreen N/A
Dimensions 12 lbs, 14" x 14" x 3"
Export Options DICOM, Network Storage, JPG, AVI, BMP, USB
USB Ports 2
DICOM Options Store, Print, Worklist, MPPS, Structured Reports
PC Export Formats AVI, JPG, BMP
Ethernet Yes
Wireless Yes
Power (USA) 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
Battery Yes
Trackball/Trackpad Trackball
HDD Size 128GB
Max Cine Memory 256 Frames
Maximum Depth (cm) 30
Accessories SonoDock, Cart, VCR, DVD-Recorder, Triple Transducer Connect
Manufacturers Chison

Q:Is this a laptop or two-probe portable ultrasound machine?

A: The new SonoBook is Chison's first laptop-style ultrasound machine and has a single probe port.

Q:Does the prospective saving pause the exam?

A: Unlike other ultrasound machines, the SonoBook has a very slow pause when saving prospectively. The pause is short enough that most users don't recognize that it occurred. Other ultrasound machines typically have a long pause while the clip saves to disk.

Q:Is Chison a reliable brand?

A: Reliability is one of the key reasons we carry the Chison Brand. Because Providian Medical handles the service issues, it's very important for us to have a brand that we can stand behind.

Q:Is the SonoBook made from plastic?

A: All portable ultrasound machines have some plastic in their design. Most importantly on a portable is the exterior shell and general skeleton of the machine. The SonoBook is the most durable of all Chison ultrasound machines.

Q:How does the new Chison SonoBook compare to the Philips CX50, GE Vivid iq, and Mindray M9?

A: The SonoBook competes most closely with the Mindray M9, which also has excellent cardiovascular image quality. However, the price of the SonoBook is significantly lower than the top offerings from GE, Philips, and Mindray.

Q:Can I export images to PC Format or DICOM?

A: Yes, the SonoBook can export to USB, external hard drive, or network in PC and DICOM formats.

Q:Does it have structured reporting for Cardiac and vascular?

A: Yes, the SonoBook has DICOM SR for these modalities as well as other popular modalities.

Step 1: System Introduction

In Providian Medical’s Chison SonoBook 9 training series, you’ll learn the knobology, setup, and networking of the popular Chison SonoBook 9 portable ultrasound machine.

This first video in the SonoBook 9 training is a must-see. It provides the base knowledge of getting around the system and how to access various parts of the machine. This is an important video to watch, as subsequent training videos build on the knowledge taught here.

Step 2: 2D Imaging/Optimization

This second installment of the Chison SonoBook 9 training series gets you started on creating a patient, starting an exam, using the machine for 2D imaging and how to optimize your image and save a custom preset.

Because this covers 2D imaging, many of the buttons and controls on the system are discussed, and this is also knowledge that you’ll need for the subsequent training videos on the Chison SonoBook 9.

Step 3: Doppler/M-Mode

The SonoBook 9 has multiple Doppler modes, including Color, Pulsed Wave, Continuous Wave, Color Power, and Tissue Doppler. These modes, in addition to M-Mode and Anatomical M-Mode are discussed in this section of Chison SonoBook 9 Ultrasound training. A brief section on using the Stress Echo functionality is also discussed.

Step 4: Calcs/Annotations

The SonoBook 9 has many different ways of taking measurements on your images, and also has some automatic functions to help make your workflow more efficient. Learn how to take advantage of the different measurements and calculations, as well as how to use the annotations packages on the Chison SonoBook 9.

Step 5: Export/Reports

The Chison SonoBook 9 is one of the more straightforward and easier systems to allow you to review reports, view images, and export to USB or DICOM. The speed of the system translates to quick export and DICOM transfer over ethernet. This part of the SonoBook 9 ultrasound training series will show you how to use all these tools.

Step 6: Setup/Customization

DICOM setup and customizing is the focus of this final portion of our Chison SonoBook 9 Ultrasound Training series. Setting up DICOM on this system is relatively easy if you’re prepared with the appropriate information from you IT department and DICOM/PACS provider.

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Chison SonoBook portable ultrasound machine


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