SonoSite M-Turbo

The Sonosite M-Turbo portable ultrasound remains a popular device among radiologists who prefer versatility and convenience, all in one well-designed package. The M-Turbo can meet a wide range of clinical needs, as well as some advanced ones. Whether abdominal, nerve, vascular, cardiac, venous access, pelvic, or superficial imaging, the SonoSite M-Turbo optimizes image resolution for high-quality exams. In addition to imaging, the M-Turbo was designed with these main features in mind:

  • Drop tested at three feet
  • Splash resistant user-interface
  • Easy to operate
  • Magnesium case for lightweight strength
  • Wireless connectivity

Despite its size, the M-Turbo is known for striking image quality with sharp contrast resolution and clear tissue delineation, letting you visualize detail and improving your ability to differentiate structures, vessels, and pathology.

Small Size, Enhanced Image Quality

As SonoSite says, “The more you can see, the more you can do.” The M-Turbo ultrasound is ready for use in demanding, real-world environments with its increased processing power for capturing high-quality images for up to 60 seconds. To ensure the best possible image for your exams, the M-Turbo also includes:

  • SonoADAPT Tissue Optimization
  • SonoHD Imaging Technology
  • SonoMB Multi-beam Imaging
  • Advanced Needle Visualization
  • ColorHD Technology

This ultrasound also accommodates drop-tested, splash resistant transducers that offer impressive image penetration and resolution. Combined with the M-Turbo’s all-digital architecture, this laptop-sized ultrasound offers real-time data in 2D, M-Mode, Pulsed Wave (PW) Doppler, Continuous Wave (CW) Doppler, Color Power Doppler (CPD), and color Doppler, or any combination of modes.

Ease of Use

Users can also benefit from quick boot-up times, a backlit keyboard that reduces eye strain, and a light weight of 7.5 lbs, all of which make this system ideal for a wide variety of point-of-care ultrasound applications.

Then, when you’re ready to manage the data, the M-Turbo is PC and Mac friendly. Two high-speed USB 2.0 ports also allow streamlined, efficient data transfers.


For a portable, point-of-care ultrasound machine, the SonoSite M-Turbo has a good battery life, lasting for about 2 hours, depending on the imaging mode and display brightness.

Providian Medical’s SonoSite M-Turbo Review:

We remain big fans of the SonoSite lineup of portable ultrasounds. SonoSite ultrasound machines are most commonly used by physicians who use it as a tool to accomplish a task (such as needle guidance, identifying tissue damage, etc), and the ultrasound is used to assist in achieving a task or confirming a diagnosis. In most situations, the M-Turbo is ideal in situations that do not require a lot of measurements nor special preset customizations. The SonoSite M-Turbo is well-designed for the physician market and takes away a lot of the complex buttons, knobs, and complex menus found on most portable ultrasound machines.