Healthcare professionals in the field of Pain Management rely on ultrasound to guide many interventional pain management procedures.
Ultrasound improves the accuracy in pain management injection procedures through exceptional vizisulation of soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments and vascular structures.
Realtime viziulaton of needle guided procedures improves accuracy in delivering injections compared to blind injection procedures. Additionally, patients do not need to be exposed to ionizing radiation or contrast dye injection.
Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is an especially important diagnostic tool for today’s pain management healthcare professionals. It is portable, focused, accessible, quick, and delivers real-time, and interactive diagnostic imaging. When point of care ultrasound is utilized imaging timing and expenses decrease while accuracy increases.
Selecting the Right Pain Management Point of Care Ultrasound Machine
There are a variety of pain management ultrasound machines on the market. National Ultrasound’s expert team, made up of experienced sonographers, has highlighted four units from entry, mid, high and flagship levels. These units were selected based on their features, options, performance and price to help you identify a unit best suited to fit your practices needs and budget.
The four units covered in this article are:
Below are our recommendations for four levels of Pain Management Ultrasound Machines
Entry Level: Versana Active Ultrasound Machine
The GE Versana Active is the newest portable ultrasound machine from GE Healthcare. The Versana Active includes a 5 year warranty and 4 hours of online training.
GE Versana Active Standard comes with 15.3″” LED-backlit monitor, 1 probe port, Whizz (Continuous and automatic image optimization), B-Steer, Voice Comments, Breast Productivity, On-Board Reporting Package, My Trainer, Scan Assistant, Auto Bladder (Dynamic image optimization), SonoBiometry, DICOM 3.0 Connectivity, Tricefy Uplink.
Some additional key features of the Versana Active are:
- Customer-configurable InSite Exc remote connectivity for technical and clinical support
- Security and privacy protection for clinicians and patients; powerful PHI Encryption algorithm to secure patient data
- A wide variety of probes gives you the versatility you need
- 256GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
- Windows 10 operating system
- Tricefy Uplink for examination results sharing and archiving via Cloud
- Advanced intuitive capabilities to simplify your work
- 5-year standard warranty
Mid Level: Mindray TE5 Ultrasound Machine
The Mindray TE5 ultrasound machine has a slim profile and small footprint mobile cart making it easy to transport from room to room for effortless scanning. The TE5 system offers an extensive list of transducers for both superficial and deep tissue imaging ranging from 1 MHz to 20 MHz ultra-high frequencies. The new L12-3RCs linear transducer with three programmable buttons is an excellent solution for msk-orthopaedics, vascular access, as well as additional applications.
With the importance of infection control, the system’s touch screen and auto lock feature prevents residue buildup and makes it easy to clean and disinfect even during exams.The TE5 Ultrasound comes with a 5 year warranty.
iNeedle+™ Needle Visualization and eSpatial Navi™ Software
This unit especially excels in needle guidance with the iNeedle and eSpacial Navi software options. iNeedle+ technology automatically detects needle angle and improves visibility on both linear and convex transducers during interventional procedures. eSpatial Navi software magnetizes the needle and tracks it, showing the clearest image of the needle in real-time.
High Level: GE Logiq S7 Ultrasound Machine
The GE Logiq S7 is a console ultrasound machine from GE’s Logiq line of ultrasound machines and parts. This ultrasound is equipped with a 19″ High Resolution LCD monitor display, on-board storage, 7″ LCD touch screen interface, and four active probe ports to connect compatible GE ultrasound transducers.
Some of the additional key features of the GE Logiq S7 are:
- Integrated HDD and DVD-R/W
- On-board storage for peripherals
- Integrated speakers
- Probe holders
- Gel Warmer
- Front and rear handles
- Automatic Optimization
- CrossXBeamTM compounding
- Speckle Reduction Imaging (SRI-HD)
- Fine Angle Steering
- Coded Harmonic Imaging
- Virtual Convex
- Advanced 3D
- Real-time automatic Doppler calculations
- and more
Flagship: GE Logiq E10 Ultrasound Machine
The LOGIQ E10’s intuitive operation and mobility give the user enhanced workflow and ease of use. The E10 comes with a 23” OLED monitor and offers high image quality and quick exam speed, to handle compelling cases with ease and confidence. With a 10x processing power and 48x data throughput compared to traditional ultrasounds, the LOGIQ E10 delivers a real-time image with more details than ever before.
There is no need to make any adjustments because every image pixel is in focus delivering clarity and confidence during exams. The LOGIQ E10 has increased uniformity from near to far field, outstanding spatial and contrast resolution and extraordinary frame rate.
The LOGIQ E10 embraces digital transformation to deliver innovative solutions for you, in any clinical care area, with attention to your daily needs in portability and cleanability. B Steer+ option can be used for B mode steering image to help improve needle visualization/reflectivity, enhance anatomical access, upper carotid exams and vessel wall visualization. Enhances needle visualization in real time to improve speed
and confidence when doing needle procedures on vascular patients.
Some of the key features of the LOGIQ E10 are:
- Ergonomic keyboard
- Touch screen panel
- B Steer, B-Flow imaging
- Contrast-Enhanced imaging
- 2D Shear Wave Elastography
- Volume Navigation
- Scan Assistant
- Streamlined archiving and reporting
- B Steer+
- Many more
Understanding your options
Clear, lifelike ultrasound images with exceptional quality help increase the diagnostic confidence of doctors and improve the speed and quality of healthcare delivery, positively impacting lives. We are confident one of the four units we highlighted above will meet your practices needs.
Why Buy from National Ultrasound?
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.
Our focus 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.
Our mission is to continually provide our customers with quality ultrasound equipment and services at the lowest possible prices.
Our standards are high and our reputation for quality equipment and service precedes us. We are able to provide better value to our customers because we are always looking for the most affordable, best quality systems.
Contact National Ultrasound today to hear more about why we are your ultrasound machine distributor of choice or to speak with a member of our sales staff to receive a quote.