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Type: Cardiac Vascular General Imaging Veterinary

On its introduction in 2008, the Philips CX50 ultrasound machine established itself as the Gold Standard of portable cardiac ultrasound machines, and continued updates keep the system relevant in the refurbished portable cardiovascular ultrasound market.

This premium portable machine is known best for its cardiac imaging and advanced imaging features unavailable on other systems. However, the refurbished Philips CX50 also excels as a fully shared service system, which makes it ideal in larger practices, hospitals, emergency departments, or other point of care situations.

Its cardiac abilities are considered by most as best-in-class, providing excellent wall definition with minimal artifact, and very good image quality on difficult-to-image patients/deep penetration.

Philips CX50 Imaging Features

One of the more important technologies featured in the CX50 ultrasound is the PureWave crystal technology. These single crystal transducers provide improved image quality throughout the ultrasound image.

In addition to PureWave single-crystal probes, the CX50 includes all the top imaging technologies found on advanced portable ultrasounds, such as Compound imaging (SonoCT), Speckle Reduction (XRES), Needle Visualization, IMT, and Tissue Harmonics.

The most advanced features of the Philips CX50 are focused mainly on cardiac imaging. These technologies include:

  • Strain Quantification
  • MicroVascular Imaging
  • 3D quantification
  • Cardiac motion quantification with speckle tracking technology
  • Smart Exam automated protocols
  • Live3D (4D) TEE
  • Mitral Valve Quantification
  • ICE Intracardiac Echo

Providian Medical Expert Review:

The refurbished Philips CX50 remains among the premium portable cardiac ultrasound machines for sale. Loyal Philips customers will call this the best portable cardiac machine, while users of other systems… well… it’s likely they’ll also agree that this is the best cardiac portable machine.

We like it for its ease-of-use and image quality. Its portability allows it to be an excellent system for needle-guidance procedures in MSK, vascular access, pain management, and surgical situations. However, its best features remain cardiovascular imaging, but it is very powerful and very good as a shared service ultrasound machine.

Imaging Modes 2D
Applications Cardiac, Abdominal, Pediatrics, Vascular, OB/GYN, Small Parts, Breast, Musculoskeletal, Emergency Medicine, Superficial, Venous, Anesthesia, TEE, Veterinary
Features 3D/4D Cardiac, 4D TEE, M-Mode, Anatomical M-Mode, PW Doppler, CW Doppler, Color Doppler, Power Doppler, Tissue Doppler, Contrast, Tissue Harmonics, Compound Imaging, Speckle Reduction, Stress Echo, HPRF, Strain, IMT, Auto Optimization, TEE, DICOM, CD/DVD-R Drive, PureWave Transducers, Live Compare
Year Built 2008 – Current
Quick Guide Link
Active Probe Ports 1
Video and Output Options Ethernet, USB
Monitor 15" High Resolution LCD
Touchscreen N/A
Dimensions 13.6 lbs, 14" x 16" x 3"
Export Options DICOM, JPG, USB
USB Ports 2
DICOM Options Print, Store, Structured Reports, MPPS, Commitment, Worklist
PC Export Formats AVI, JPG
Ethernet Yes
Wireless Yes
Power (USA) 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
Battery Yes
Trackball/Trackpad Trackball
HDD Size 80GB
Software Revisions A.x, B.x, Vision 2012, Vision 2013
Maximum Depth (cm) 30
Max Frame Rate (FPS) 755
Accessories Printer, Footswitch, DVD-Recorder, Cart, VCR
Manufacturers Philips

Q:What is SonoCT on the Philips CX50 portable ultrasound?

A: SonoCT on the Philips CX50 ultrasound is also known as compound imaging (CrossXBeam, iBeam, etc). It allows the ultrasound transducer to see from multiple lines of site at different angles, as opposed to the standard line-of-site that's perpendicular to the transducer lens.

Q:What is XRES?

A: XRES on the Philips CX50 portable ultrasound machine uses a software algorithm to increase image resolution by reducing “speckle” (artifact) while brightening tissue in the image. The result provides a clearer image with higher contrast between hyper- and hypo-echoic regions.

Q:What is iScan?

A: iScan on the Philips CX50 is a one-touch optimization in which the system evaluates the ultrasound image and optimizes Gain automagically.

Q:Does the CX50 have Triplex imaging capabilities?

A: Yes, the CX50 has Triplex imaging for Spectral, Color, and 2D simultaneous imaging.

Q:What is a "Point of Care" ultrasound machine?

A: "Point of Care" ultrasound machine refers to the rapidly growing group of clinicians performing and interpreting ultrasound at the bedside. This includes surgery, emergency medicine, Intensive Care (ICU) and musculoskeletal care. "Point of Care" ultrasounds provide rapid diagnosis, visualization of tissue, and needle visualization for procedures at bedside. Some medical schools are providing ultrasound machines to their students to carry around during their clinical rotations.

Q:What is Needle Visualization or Needle Enhancement?

A: Ultrasounds designed for needle guidance use a beam-steering technology to try and get the ultrasound beam perpendicular to the needle, thereby improving visualization of the needle.

Q:Can I use the CX50 for needle-guidance procedures?

A: Yes, needle guidance is one of the designed uses for the Philips CX50

Q:What is PureWave technology?

A: Philips PureWave is a transducer technology in which the crystals (elements) of the transducer are arranged uniformly, which is not the case with standard transducer technology. Philips states that PureWave technology provides more consistent image results.

Q:Can I connect the Philips CX50 to my network to store my images or send them to a radiologist for review?

A: Yes, the used CX50 has full network capabilities, however, you'll need to let your Providian Medical representative know in advance that you'll need DICOM if you want to send your images to a PACS system or radiologist for review.

Q:Does the CX50 have Triplex imaging capabilities?

A: Yes, the it has Triplex imaging for Spectral, Color, and 2D simultaneous imaging.

Q:What probes are compatible with the Philips CX50 ultrasound system?

A: The following transducers are Philips CX50 probes: Philips S5-1, Philips D2cwc, Philips X7-2t, Philips L12-3, Philips C5-1, Philips D5cwc, and Philips C9-3v.

Q:Do you offer service contracts when you buy the Philips CX50 Ultrasound System?

A: Yes, our Providian Medical Field Service offers optional service packages with the purchase of the Philips CX50 Ultrasound Machine. You can choose a 1,2,3,4,or 5 year service agreement. Providian offers a discount for service agreements that last longer than one year. You also have the option to pursue a service contract with Philips. A Providian refurbished Philips CX50 Ultrasound Machine is guaranteed to be accepted for OEM services should you choose to do so.

Q:Can the Philips CX50 Ultrasound Equipment be shipped outside of the US?

A: Providian can ship the Philips CX50 Ultrasound System internationally and insured for customers outside of the US. Providian does abide by all trade laws and is restricted in some instances from shipping the Philips CX50 to certain countries. Contact us today for more information.

Q:Do you have the manual for the Philips CX50 Ultrasound Machine available?

A: If you are interested in receiving the Philips CX50 Ultrasound System Manual, please contact Providian today. We have a large inventory of manuals and brochures and can assist you.

Q:Is the Philips CX50 Ultrasound System compatible with 220 voltage?

A: The Philips CX50 Ultrasound Machine can be converted and outfitted to ensure compatibility with 220 voltage.

Q:Does Providian Medical Offer leasing and/or financing options for the Philips CX50 Ultrasound Machine?

A: Our financial department at Providian Medical will work with you and our lender partners to ensure that your Philips CX50 Ultrasound Machine fits your budget. We also offer leasing options for the Philips CX50 Ultrasound System. For more information regarding financing, Contact us today.

Q:Would Providian be willing to buy a Philips CX50 Ultrasound Machine? I have on that I am looking to sell.

A: Providian Medical is interested in purchasing used Philips CX50 Ultrasound systems that can be refurbished to meet and exceed OEM specifications. Contact us today about selling Providian your Philips CX50 Ultrasound System.

Step 1: System Overview

Philips CX50 Free ultrasound TrainingIn Providian Medical’s free 9-part Philips CX50 training series, you’ll learn everything you need to know about using the CX50 advanced cardiovascular portable ultrasound machine.

This first video gives a complete overview of how to best use and interact with the ultrasound machine.

It is very important to watch this video. Subsequent videos build on the items presented here and they may be confusing without this base knowledge.

The Philips CX50 is an in-depth and complex ultrasound machine. In order to get the most out of it, we recommend viewing the videos in order, particularly the early videos that give a foundation of knowledge for understanding this powerful cardiovascular ultrasound machine.

This is one among many of our videos in our free Ultrasound Machine Hands-On Training Library. Looking to buy a Philips Ultrasound Machine? Call one of our sales experts today at (877) 661-8224.

Step 2: Imaging/Needle Visualization

In part 2, I address how to begin an exam, perform and optimize 2D Imaging, and also use Needle Visualization.

Step 3: Measurements/Annotations

In Part 3 of Providian Medical’s Philips CX50 training series, learn how to navigate and customize the various measurement, analysis and annotations packages.

Step 4: Saving Images/Loops

There are many ways of saving loops on the CX50, as well as many settings on how it saves and handles your images.

You can become more efficient and streamline your workflow by customizing how your ultrasound machine saves loops. This is particularly important in cardiology settings. Learn how to set the CX50 to your own preferences in Part 4 of our free ultrasound training series.

Step 5: Doppler Modes

Part 5 of our series teaches how to activate, use and optimize PW, CW, and Color Doppler imaging modes.

Step 6: Review/Reports

There are multiple ways to review images from current and past exams on the Philips CX50. This free training video shows the various techniques for viewing images and comparing images from a current or past exam. It also covers viewing reports.

Step 7: Setup/Customization

The Philips CX50 has extensive customization and setup parameters, some of which are quite complicated, others not. This video teaches how to save custom presets and get your system optimized for your workflow and preferences.

Step 8: DICOM/Connectivity

DICOM and Connectivity are both complicated and, semi-complicated on this system. Its versatility, power and diagnostic tools are the best among ultrasound systems, providing tools to tell you what may have gone wrong, and these tools are simply not available on other portable ultrasound machines. It also has excellent explanations about the various parameters that can be adjusted to make your workflow efficient.

It’s important to view this entire video, as just connecting to your DICOM server is only a portion of what needs to be done to properly setup DICOM. Specifically, setting your image and video compression can make a large difference in transferring your studies.

Step 9: Exporting

Learn how to export to USB and DICOM. While this can be a relatively simple process, it’s important to understand its tools in making your exports faster and getting the correct type of image format and compression to make your workflow more efficient.

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