The used Philips Epiq 5 premium color Doppler ultrasound is one of two units that replace the well-known iu22 and ie33 Philips ultrasound machines.

The refurbished Epiq 5 is a shared service color Doppler ultrasound machine that features Philips’ new imaging architecture: nSIGHT.

nSIGHT is Philips new beamforming and processing technology designed to greatly improve spatial, temporal, and contrast resolution. The new technology is well received and keeps Philips one of the few true strong players in the premium ultrasound market.

In addition to nSIGHT, the Epiq 5 also includes Philips previous high-end imaging technologies including PureWave transducers, MicroCPA for better low-flow angio, ShearWave elastography, compound imaging (SonoCT), and speckle reduction imaging (XRES).

A touch-screen interface reduces the amount of “reach” required by the sonographer and also reduces repetitive tasks and increases workflow efficiency. Additionally, its Anatomical Intelligence feature is designed to add more workflow efficiency by automatically identifying anatomy and performing the most common tasks.

With nSIGHT technology, Philips claims a 76% increase in penetration and higher resolution at higher frame rates with the Epiq 5 ultrasound over traditional cart-based machines.

Providian Medical Philips Epiq 5 Ultrasound Review

The Epiq series replaces the well-known iu22 and ie33 lines with the announcement of new technologies, increased ergonomics, faster workflow, and a more intelligent platform.

The Epiq ultrasound machines are a big step forward in the ultrasound imaging arena, and these machines will command a premium price for many years to come. 

The Epiq 5 is a slightly lesser version of the Philips Epiq 7 ultrasound, the key differences coming with XMATRIX transducers and some imaging process options.