Mindray M8 Portable Ultrasound | Product Review

Mindray M8 Elite portable ultrasound machine.

Mindray, one of the global leaders in the medical devices industry, is committed to adopting and transforming advanced medical technologies into high-quality, cost-effective solutions that make improved healthcare accessible to a large part of the population.

National Ultrasound carries a broad array of Mindray ultrasound machines for a variety of specialties such as cardiovascular, general imaging, OB/GYN, and veterinary. We’re proud to present the Mindray M8 Elite Portable Ultrasound – a new and highly portable laptop-based ultrasound machine. The M8 is an upgraded, shared service portable device that integrates the best features of the M7 and M9 machines to provide high-level features and power-packed performance.

Besides a powerful performance and advanced capabilities, Mindray packs in a 15.6” touchscreen display on a conventional control panel, without compromising on the portability aspect of the ultrasound machine. As a result, the M8 provides intuitive controls and ease of operation in addition to a host of advanced functionalities. The M8 boasts of superior ergonomics – a thin magnesium-alloy body, HD monitor with a slim design, customized special design trolley, and an inbuilt quick & easy locking system.

Want to know more? Read further to find out why it makes sense to invest in the Mindray M8 Elite Portable Ultrasound machine for all your diagnostic imaging needs!

Mindray Ultrasound Review – M8’s Imaging Capabilities & Features

The Mindray M8 Elite offers a fully-featured platform and a large range of transducer probes which makes it a clinically versatile system perfect for a range of settings including private offices and an interventional suite. Since it’s a fully shared service ultrasound it’s perfect for every type of medical specialty that uses diagnostic imaging. This portable system is at par with most console systems and can be used in equally varied settings and applications.

It’s also suitable for a wide variety of services including women’s imaging, cardiology, small parts, abdominal, vascular, and shared service applications. Plus, it can be tremendously useful in any critical care environment.

Review of Mindray M8 Key Features

The M8 Elite is endowed with mQuadro – Mindray’s new generation ultrasound platform, advanced signal transmission, reception processors, and innovative transducer technologies – all of which provide an outstanding image quality that greatly enhances the diagnostic experience. These are some of the advanced technologies included in the Mindray M8 Elite ultrasound system, explained in greater detail:

Portability

The powerful performance-boosting features and advanced capabilities of the M8 Elite are packed into a lightweight, laptop-based system that can be easily carried from one medical facility to another. It has a 15.6” LED monitor display and weighs under 13 lbs. with batteries.

3T Transducer Technology

Mindray’s patented 3T Transducer technology with a single crystal allows the probes to penetrate better, rendering sharper images. In addition, it provides a color dynamic flow that makes it easier to scan even the most difficult patients.

Echo Boost™

For an increasingly balanced image brightness and improved visualization, the M8 is equipped with Mindray’s unique adaptive signal processing technology with echo detection. The advanced technology enhances the weak echo signals and suppresses the adjoining clutter noise.

Tissue Tracking

The Tissue Tracking with Quantitative Analysis technology imparts a highly improved tracking accuracy and effectiveness, helping doctors quickly evaluate the left ventricular wall motion abnormalities.

Stress Echo

The Stress Echo feature is a complete package that also includes exercise stress echo and pharmacological stress. It’s supported by a flexible reporting system, giving practices the option to optimize it according to their individual needs.

Review of the Mindray M8’s Advanced Imaging Technologies

Enhanced contrast resolution is one of the key features of the Mindray M8 and is achieved by incorporating several advanced capabilities, some of which are explained below:

PSHI™ (Phase Shift Harmonic Imaging) – Helps achieve better contrast resolution resulting in clearer images with less noise.

Tissue Harmonic Imaging (THI) – Improves image quality even for difficult to scan patients by enhancing contrast resolution with the help of second harmonics generated from tissue boundary layers

iBeam™ – Improves visualization and enhances contrast resolution by enabling the use of multiple scanned angles to form a single image.

iClear – Provides good quality images with sharper and continuous edges, and smooth uniform tissues, with the help of auto structure detection.

Some other advanced technologies included in the M8 Elite ultrasound system are:

Echo-Enriched Beam Forming – Imparts deeper image penetration and better ‘out-of-focus’ image resolution.

Multi-Beam Formation – Translates into a higher frame rate and excellent time resolution.

Tissue Specific Imaging (TSI) – Based on the properties of the tissue being scanned, there are four imaging options – general, muscle, fluid, and fat. TSI optimizes the image quality based on the type of tissue.

Free Xros M™ – Helps obtain better images and precise anatomical observations on the free placement of sample lines at any angle.

Free Xros CM™ – Renders accurate results with a high frame rate, helping doctors accurately assess myocardial motion in different phases.

Auto EF – Helps effectively analyze 2D echo clips by automatically recognizing diastole/systole frames.

Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) – Enables quicker and more direct diagnoses with complete TDI modes.

Mindray M8 Workflow Streamlining Features

The Mindray M8 premium portable ultrasound system provides streamlining features that make scanning quick and easy, which is a priority, especially in peak hours, improving efficiency and reducing patient wait-times. These are some of the workflow streamlining features of the Mindray M8 Elite:

Auto IMT (Intima-Media Thickness) – Enables auto measurement of anterior and posterior wall thickness, giving an accurate carotid status.

iTouch™ – Provides auto image optimization in B, Color and PW Modes instantly on a single keystroke.

iZoom™ – Renders a full-screen view instantly on a single click of a key.

iWorks™ – Gives standardization and user-defined capability to your scanning process by remarkably reducing the patient scan time, helping increase the clinical efficiency.

Raw Data – Further increases scanning productivity with optimum flexibility for post-processing of the stored images.

iStation™ – Mindray’s unique Patient Information Management System helps clinicians effectively and efficiently integrate, review, archive, and retrieve patient data.

Mindray M8 Portable Ultrasound – Powerful, Versatile and Mobile

Overall the Mindray M8 Ultrasound reviews are positive thanks to its superlative capabilities. The Mindray M8 is one of the most advanced portable ultrasound systems with the latest and most cutting-edge transducer technology, resulting in a performance that is on par with most console machines.

Would you like more information or a demo of the Mindray M8 Elite portable ultrasound? Or are you looking to buy another Mindray ultrasound machine? National Ultrasound – the North American Distributor of Mindray ultrasound machines – carries a full line of Mindray Ultrasound machines, making it easy to find one that suits your requirements. If you would like professional guidance on selecting the right ultrasound system for your practice, contact National Ultrasound today. Our team of experts can fit you with the perfect ultrasound machine that meets your all diagnostic needs!