Philips CX50 For Sale
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On its introduction in 2008, the Philips CX50 ultrasound machine established itself as the Gold Standard of portable cardiac ultrasound machines, and it still leads the pack.
This premium portable machine is known best for its cardiac imaging, but 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 is considered one of the best-imaging 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.
|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|
|Active Probe Ports||1|
|Video and Output Options||Ethernet, USB|
|Monitor||15" High Resolution LCD|
|Dimensions||13.6 lbs, 14" x 16" x 3"|
|Export Options||DICOM, JPG, USB|
|DICOM Options||Print, Store, Structured Reports, MPPS, Commitment, Worklist|
|PC Export Formats||AVI, JPG|
|Power (USA)||100-240V, 50/60 Hz|
|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|
Q:What is SonoCT on the Philips CX50 portable ultrasound?
Q:What is XRES?
Q:What is iScan?
Q:Does the CX50 have Triplex imaging capabilities?
Q:What is a "Point of Care" ultrasound machine?
Q:What is Needle Visualization or Needle Enhancement?
Q:Can I use the CX50 for needle-guidance procedures?
Q:What is PureWave technology?
Q:Can I connect the Philips CX50 to my network to store my images or send them to a radiologist for review?
Q:Does the CX50 have Triplex imaging capabilities?
Q:What probes are compatible with the Philips CX50 ultrasound system?
Q:Do you offer service contracts when you buy the Philips CX50 Ultrasound System?
Q:Can the Philips CX50 Ultrasound Equipment be shipped outside of the US?
Q:Do you have the manual for the Philips CX50 Ultrasound Machine available?
Q:Is the Philips CX50 Ultrasound System compatible with 220 voltage?
Q:Does Providian Medical Offer leasing and/or financing options for the Philips CX50 Ultrasound Machine?
Q:Would Providian be willing to buy a Philips CX50 Ultrasound Machine? I have on that I am looking to sell.
Step 1: System Overview
In 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.
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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