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National Ultrasound’s 1st Annual Review your Ultrasound Machine contest is now complete. We were excited to receive hundreds of responses and finally narrowed it down to 26 reviews to receive a prize for their submissions. 25 of those reviews will receive a prize of $50.00 and 1 grand prize winner $1,000.00.
Thank you to all of those who participated and shared their experience and professional opinions of the ultrasound machine they regularly use.
This week we are announcing our fourth round of winners and sharing their reviews. Over the next couple of weeks we will continue to announce winners and their reviews wrapping up with the grand prize $1,000.00 winner. Stay tuned by subscribing to our blog to see who won and hear what they had to share about their ultrasound machine.
Here are our fourth round of winners who will receive a $50.00 prize:
- Kim Strong, RDMS, RVT
- Whitney Bodine, RDCS
- Katie Speiker, RDMS
- Jorge Ortega Hernandez, RDMS
- Mary Avila
The reviews below are on a variety of units from:
Ultrasound Machine Reviews
Mindray DC-7 Ultrasound Machine
Kim Strong, RDMS, RVT
The Mindray DC7 equipment was purchased for my sonography lab prior to my hire. I started the program here in 2012. These machines are outstanding, allowing students to produce high quality, diagnostic images with easy to implement knobology. The images obtained with the Mindray can hold their own against the more popular manufacturers and their color outshines a lot of those other systems. I have been so pleased with the Mindray DC7 that when we were awarded funding for a new system, I purchased a Mindray DC 70. LOVE IT!
Philips Epiq 7 Ultrasound Machine
Whitney Bodine, RDCS
Philips Epiq 7 – I have been doing cardiac ultrasound for 32 years. When you scan toddlers the machine you use has to be really fast, enormously responsive and ridiculously reliable. I can honestly say that I have used numerous ultrasound machines in my career and everything that Philips makes is a dream to work on. The Philip’s Epiq line of ultrasound platforms are truly the best on the market. It’s like driving a brand new Ferrari compared to clunking along in a 2004 Ford Explorer with a bad blind spot.
GE Vivid iq Ultrasound Machine
Katie Speiker, RDMS
The GE Vivid IQ is an awesome machine, especially for being a portable one. I’d put it up against many larger well known stationary machines any day! It has a cycle back option allowing you to use both hands when needed, then you can go back through the cycles captured and pick the best one. I absolutely love this machine!
GE Voluson E10 Ultrasound Machine
Jorge Ortega Hernandez, RDMS
Throughout my journey as a sonographer spanning about a decade, i’ve been using several types and brands of ultrasound machines, in different countries and settings, ranging from big hospitals to small clinics an everything in between, so i’m used to them, fact that makes it hard for me to be impressed, however and being honest i was/am really impressed by the GE VOLUSON E10, definitely its design was thought to make happy even the most demanding sonographer. From the ”outside” excellent and very appropriate size of screen, keyboard, ergonomy, anatomical probes, overall functionality is amazing; regarding the quality of image, it is extraordinary, easily adjustable according to the needs of each person and patient, Dopplers in general are really nice, but you will be absolutely in love with the radiant flow function, it’s so nitid that it looks unreal.
My final thought is that I personally consider the GE VOLUSON E10, as one of the best ultrasound machines in the market right now, and if asked, without hesitation i’d recommend it.
Siemens Acuson Redwood Ultrasound Machine
Siemens Acuson Redwood – It meets the needs of all specialties. Allows needle visualization during ultrasound guidance. Great color fill during vascular imaging. Allows image optimization with auto tissue equalizer technology. WiFi access during portable studies. Our applications person is accessible to our needs.
Ultrasound Reviews Help Guide the Decision Making Process
Since our founding in 2003, we at National Ultrasound have focused on a single product category: new and used ultrasound systems, parts, and probes. We are a company of technicians with more than 250 years of collective experience working with equipment from the six largest ultrasound manufacturers. Because we are a company of technicians we highly value the expert opinions of people who use ultrasound machines on a daily basis. This is why we decided to create this contest and are excited to share these reviews with you. If you do not see a review for a unit you are interested in please contact us to speak with one of our staff and we will be happy to help you with any questions you have or assist in comparing units to find one that fits your needs and budget.
Our focus will always be on being the best and most knowledgeable in a single industry is what has led to our position as the #1 dedicated ultrasound supplier in the United States and allows us to provide the best equipment and service to healthcare professionals across the globe.