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.

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)
  • 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.

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.