2019 Ultrasound System Buyer’s Guide

An ultrasound machine is an investment that will benefit your medical practice for years to come. With hundreds of options to choose from, it is important to browse options and educate yourself on what systems will work best for your practice’s needs, and the needs of your clientele. Use MedCorp’s 2019 buyer’s guide as your resource when comparing ultrasound systems.

 

2018’s Bestselling Ultrasound Systems

You can’t look to the future without looking to the past first. A combination of features, usability, and portability is what made these machines our bestsellers for 2018. Learn about some of the amazing features these machines have to offer:

Women’s Health

  • GE Voluson E8 BT13 – This ultrasound machine is on the cutting edge of OB/GYN technology and delivers state of the art imaging for earlier diagnoses. It features a transvaginal probe, perfect for fetal abnormality or complex gynecological exams.
  • GE Voluson E8 BT16 - The Voluson E8 BT16 continues the E8 tradition of leading 4D Imaging technology and Women’s Health options. Using its Radiance System Architecture, the Voluson E8 delivers workflow flexibility and clinical efficiency to maximize your time. 
  • GE Voluson E6 BT17 – The GE Voluson E6 is one of the best gynecological ultrasound machines on the market. That’s because it combines advanced probe technology with innovative hardware for exceptional image quality.
  • GE Voluson E10 BT16 – This system features the world’s first curved electronic matrix 4D probe and is able to deliver ultra-fast volume rates. The excellent resolution makes it perfect for fetal echocardiology.
  • GE Voluson P8 BT16 - From its exceptional 2D image quality, practical volumetric tools, innovative probes, and streamlined ergonomics, the Voluson P8 is an excellent system to drive efficient workflow. It is also an affordable way to acquire the benefits of GE’s Voluson line.
  • GE Voluson S8 BT16 - The GE Voluson S8 offers enhanced imaging for obstetrical and gynecological use with tools such as Speckle Reduction Imaging, CrossXBeamCRI, HD-Flow, and Dual-view improve contrast resolution, boundary definition, blood flow detection, and anatomy visualization.

 

GE Voluson E10 womens health screening ultrasound system

Cardiology

  • GE Vivid iq – This portable ultrasound system has all the features included in a high-end cart ultrasound system. It features Standard, Premium and 4D cardiac imaging.
  • Philips Epiq 7 - The Philips EPIQ 7 Ultrasound features our most powerful architecture ever applied to ultrasound imaging. It touches all aspects of picture acquisition and processing, allowing you to experience ultrasound’s evolution to a more definitive modality. 
  • GE Vivid E95 - A step up from the GE Vivid E90, the GE Vivid E95 is the highest-end cardiac ultrasound system available from GE. Through cSound and other technological innovations, the GE Vivid E95 makes 4D imaging as easy as 2D imaging.
  • Philips IE33 – For screenings of patients with cardiac diseases like heart failure, vascular disease, and congenital heart disease; the Philips IE33 is an ideal ultrasound solution. Among many great features, it has Cardiac Motion Quantification, which increases the accuracy of LV function and wall motion measurement.
  • GE Vivid E9 – For your cardiology and vascular screening needs the GE Vivid is a user-friendly option. It features comprehensive diagnostic exams with real-time results all in a compact package.

 

Philips Epiq 7 cardiology ultrasound system

Radiology

  • Philips CX50 – This is a portable ultrasound system, perfect for use in surgery, ICU or satellite clinics. It has a myriad of classic features, including iScan, SonoCT imaging and more.
  • Siemens Acuson S2000 – Flawless design and impeccable quality marry to create this multi-use system. The S2000 features 2D, 3D, 4D and Doppler imaging for a variety of applications.
  • GE Logiq F8 R2 – The Logiq F8 is well-suited for abdominal, OB/GYN, musculoskeletal, vascular, urological and cardiac point-of-care imaging. This machine offers advanced, high-performance ultrasound at an affordable price point.
  • GE Logiq E9 BT11 R3 – The ergonomic design of the Logiq F9 supports a full range of clinical needs. Its selection of features, including CrossBeam with Color Doppler applications.

 

GE f8 r2 radiology ultrasound system

Systems to Look out for in 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a year filled with technological advances in the world of ultrasound machines. With so many great machines on the market, it can be hard to decipher which ones have the best breadth of features to fit your needs. Below are the ultrasound machines that will continue to revolutionize the industry in 2019:

Application: Portable

Starting at $6199.00

Application: Women's Health

Starting at $14,999.00

Application: Women's Health

Starting at $16,999.00

Application: Women's Health

Starting at $27,999.00

Application: Women's Health

Stating at $31,999.00

Starting at $23,999.00

Application: Women's Health

Starting at $34,999.00

Application: Women's Health

Starting at $29,999.00

Application: Cardiology

Starting at $12,999.00

Application: Radiology

Starting at $42,999.00

Application: Cardiology

Starting at $13,999.00

Application: Radiology

Starting at $14,999.00

Application: Radiology

Starting at $7,999.00

Application: Portable

Starting at $7999.00

Application: Portable

Starting at $8999.00

Application: Portable

The Top Portable Machines for 2019

Portable machines are small in size for easy transportation, but still feature a myriad of amazing imaging capabilities and features. See our top selling portable ultrasound systems of 2018 below:

  • The Sonosite M-Turbo – Truly portable, this ultrasound machine is splash resistant with battery powered wireless capabilities. It is the perfect tool to utilize for MSK applications.
  • The GE Logiq E – The GE Logic E uses industry-leading technology such as picture Auto Optimization and B-Steer + Needle recognition with CrossXBeam, all with a sleek portable design.
  • The Philips CX50 – For cardiac ultrasound screenings, the Philips CX50 is the perfect portable ultrasound solutions. It features 2D and Doppler Imaging SonoCT scanning and more.
  • The GE Vivid I – This system features lightweight mobility for its users but touts the functionality and performance of a high-end cart-based model. The GE Vivid I is perfect for cardiac applications.
  • The GE Vivid iq Premium – Comprehensive exams are made easy with the GE Vivid iq Premium. It features a user-friendly touch screen interface and a lightweight design.
  • The Mindray M7– With a built-in Li-ion battery, this system allows for up to two hours of continuous scanning. The Mindray M7 has a myriad of features that make using it easy for technicians.
  • The GE VScan Extend with Dual Probe – This pocket-sized system features dual prob that house two transducers in one probe. Transform your patients’ physical exams with help from this system.
  • The Chison Eco 5 – For those needing quality options for Color Doppler and PW Doppler imaging, this machine is a great value. Its sophisticated software allows users to shorten exam time and minimize user input.

 

Philips CX50 portable ultrasound system

OB/GYN and the GE Voluson line

OB/GYN applications are some of the most common uses for ultrasound machines. For these types of exams, the GE Voluson line continues to deliver results and rank well among consumers.

The GE Voluson Expert Series features premium Women’s Health Systems, whereas the Voluson Signature Series is more cost-effective while offering fast diagnostic and processing times and enhanced capabilities. For those seeking a lower cost option that features 3D imaging, the Voluson Performance Series offers what you need. Learn more about the differences between Signature and Performance series here.

MedCorp stocks and sells the Voluson P-Series, S-Series, and E-Series. Shop our selection.

 

GE Voluson P8 ob/gyn ultrasound system

Amazing Features to Look Out For

  • GE HDlive Silhouette – A rendering method that is able to procedure realistic images of human fetuses and other structures using sonographic data. This technology allows you to give a more personal experience to parents and their unborn children. Only available on the latest GE Voluson Expert ultrasound systems.  Learn more about HDlive & HDLive Silhouette.
  • Philip's xMatrix – Picture clarity is enhanced with xMatrix technology. It creates an easy workflow for you to diagnose and treat patients with certainty. Learn more about xMatrix’s features here.

Buy Smarter in 2019

Be Efficient

When considering a system, keep in mind what price point you would like to stay in for your practice. Additionally, consider what brands you prefer, what applications you will need it for and whether or not you’ll need an ultrasound probe to accompany it. This will help you to narrow down your options and pinpoint what system best suits the needs of your practice.

Stay Safe

Be safe with your money. When purchasing a machine, ensure it’s from a real person/reputable dealer. Ultrasound machines are a large investment, so expect nothing less than excellent customer service and first-class troubleshooting assistance.

 

Save Money

Purchasing an ultrasound is like purchasing a car – As soon as you buy a brand-new car, the value decreases tremendously. That’s why purchasing a refurbished ultrasound machine tends to be a viable option for medical professionals. MedCorp provides 24-step refurbished systems that are certified up to above OEM standards.

 

Answers to Your Burning Questions

Q: Does my system come with a user manual?

A: Most ultrasound systems house the manual as a PDF under the help menu icon.

Q: Can MedCorp help me connect my system to my network or EHR?

A: Yes, MedCorp offers technical support for a variety of ultrasound questions. Phone support is $150 per hour cost and on-site tech support is $250 per hour.

Q: Are financing options available?

A: Ultrasound machines can cause the need for a large, upfront investment unless you utilize financing. At MedCorp, we offer 12 to 60-month financing plans with rates starting at just 4%. Some of the financing plans provided by our partners include lease, lease with a buyout amount, deferred financing, no payments for 6 months and more depending on the financing partner chosen and your application results. The one-page financing application must be completed in order to get approved. Your MedCorp sales rep can send you an application and help you through the financing process

Q: Do you provide loaner options if my ultrasound machine needs repair?

A: For ultrasound equipment purchased from MedCorp and covered under the proper warranty, we provide loaners free of charge. Otherwise, you can still rent a loaner on a per diem basis. Rates start at just $500 per week. Contact your MedCorp sells rep to request a portable ultrasound loaner.

Q: Should I invest in an ultrasound machine at my clinic?

A: The simple answer, yes! Having an ultrasound machine at your clinic generate revenues and provides a higher level of care to patients. It also gives your staff the ability to diagnose treatment needs with increasing speed and accuracy. Read more about the ROI of ultrasound machines here.

Q: How quickly can a technician show up if my ultrasound machine needs repair?

A: Typically, an ultrasound service technician can be on site within 24 hours of you contacting us.

 

Rental Options

MedCorp features a rental program that allows you to pay a small monthly fee for a new, high-end ultrasound machine. Some of the machines in our program include:

Don’t see the ultrasound machine you’re looking for on the list? Contact us today for information on what other models we have available!

GE Vivid S70 TEE Cardiac Ultrasound Machine

Warranty Information

MedCorp offers buyer full parts and labor warranties in addition to standard and extended warranties on our standard machines. Standard warranties on machines provide coverage for 60 days and extended warranties keep your system protected for 1-5 depending on what level of coverage is right for your needs.

For portable ultrasound systems, we offer depo repair warranties. This means your machine would be shipped to our warehouse for or service if and when needed.

MedCorp LLC is your one-stop resource for new and used ultrasound systems, repairs and equipment. We strive to offer all the top systems from the best ultrasound system manufacturers on the market. Contact us today at 866-828-1800 for guidance from one of our ultrasound specialists on the best available option for your needs.

For information on new or refurbished ultrasound machines, contact MedCorp today!