Vascular ultrasound machines use sound waves to evaluate blood flow through vessels to the body’s tissues and organs and identify blockages or clots in arteries and veins. Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging solution free from ionizing radiation that supplies important soft tissue imaging.
Diagnostic imaging at the point of care means a clinician is no longer required to move a patient from room to room or send a patient to another location for an ultrasound scan. Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) not only makes a patient more comfortable during an examination but is an extremely powerful diagnostic tool that speeds up the process of diagnosing medical issues.
Selecting the Right Vascular Ultrasound Machine for Point of Care Ultrasound
There are a variety of point of care ultrasound machines suited for Vascular ultrasound examinations. 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 practice’s needs and budget.
The four vascular ultrasound machines covered in this article are:
- GE Versana Premier
- Mindray DC-70 X-Insight
- GE Logiq S8
- GE Logiq E10
Below are our Recommendations of Four Levels of Vascular Ultrasound Machines
Entry Level: GE Versana Premier Ultrasound Machine
GE Healthcare’s new color console ultrasound is the GE Versana Premier ultrasound machine. The Versana Premier is powerful, versatile and compact enough to fit into small spaces and easy to maneuver between rooms. This affordable ultrasound system combines excellent image quality, simplified workflow, automated tools and boots up quickly and quietly to help you deliver care with confidence. The GE Versana Premier comes standard with a 5 year warranty and 4 hours of online training from GE.
The Versana Premier is fitted with a 21.5 inch monitor that includes a fully articulating arm with a LCD color touch screen and ergonomic keyboard. This unit also has integrated speakers, four active transducer ports and a gel warmer.
Imaging modes include: Color Flow, PDI, Directional PDI, M Mode, Color M Mode, Pulse Wave Doppler.
Mid Level: Mindray DC-70 X-Insight Ultrasound Machine
We welcome the newest version of Mindray’s DC-70 console ultrasound machine to our offerings,
The Mindray DC-70 X-Insight ultrasound machine is the newest version of the Midray DC-70. This unit offers a host of upgraded features and comes standard with a 3 year warranty.
Some of the differences in this upgraded unit include:
- High resolution 21.5 inch monitor versus the DC-70’s 19 inch monitor
- 13.3 inch adjustable ultra-slim touch screen versus 10.4 inch
- X-Engine (GPU+CPU) system versus regular
- Improved image quality
- 1 TB Hard Drive versus 500 GB
- Innovative dual-wing floating articulating arm
- New Single Crystal Probes: SD8-1E Volume & SC6-1E Convex Array
- New ComboWave Probes L12-3E & L14-5WE Linear Array
- New 6LB7E Biplane Probe for prostate biopsy and guidance procedures
- Workflow: New Shortcut to switch probe and exam type
Main Unit includes 4 Active Transducer Connectors, 1TB Hard Disk, Patient Information Management with Raw Data, B/M/Color/Color M/Power/Directional Power Doppler Flow Imaging, Pulse Wave Doppler (includes High Pulsed Repetition Frequency), PSH™ (Phase Shift Harmonic Imaging), iBeam™ (Spatial Compounding Imaging), iClear™ (Speckle Suppression Imaging), iTouch™ (Auto Image Optimization), iZoom™ (Full Screen View), Shared Service Calculation Package, HR Flow (High Resolution Flow), DVD-RW, HDMI output and USB 3.0 Ports, MedSight™, MedTouch™, Left side endocavity Transducer Holder Built-in, WiFi Adapter & more.
High Level: GE Logiq S8 Ultrasound Machine
The GE Logiq S8 is a console ultrasound machine with the latest in diagnostic and medical supply technology available from GE’s Logiq line of ultrasound machines. This console ultrasound has a 19″ High Resolution LCD monitor display, articulating arm, four active probe ports to plug in compatible GE ultrasound transducers and an on-board thermal printer. The Logiq S8 is only 24.4” wide allowing it to fit into tight spaces and move between rooms.
Some of the features of the Logiq S8 are Automatic Optimization, CrossXBeam, Speckle Reduction Imaging (SRI-HD), Fine Angle Steer, Coded Harmonic Imaging, Virtual Convex, Patient information database, Image Archive on integrated CD/DVD and hard drive, 3D, Raw Data Analysis, Real-Time automatic Doppler Calcs, InSite*ExC capability, On-board electronic documentation.
Flagship: GE Logiq E10 Ultrasound Machine
The GE LOGIQ E10 is the newest model in the LOGIQ line. The LOGIQ E10’s intuitive operation and portability give the user enhanced workflow, ease of use and the ability to easily bring the unit to a patient’s bedside or transfer it from room to room.
The E10 offers high image quality and quick exam speed, to handle compelling cases with ease and confidence.
This unit delivers exceptional imaging, increased uniformity from near to far field, outstanding spatial and contrast resolution, extraordinary frame rate, and delivers clarity and confidence during exams.The Logiq E10 has 10x processing power and 48x data throughput compared to traditional ultrasounds delivering real-time images with more details than ever before.
The GE LOGIQ E10 system includes:
- 23″ OLED monitor
- Ergonomic keyboard
- Touch screen panel
GE LOGIQ E10 software imaging options include:
- B Steer, B-Flow imaging
- Contrast-Enhanced imaging
- 2D Shear Wave Elastography
- Volume Navigation
- GE’s Raw Data
- Scan Assistant
- Streamlined archiving and reporting
Understanding your options
Patients’ confidence increases when doctors can improve the speed and quality of healthcare delivery. Clinicians require an ultrasound unit that will meet the various healthcare needs of a wide variety of patients. We are confident one of the four units we highlighted above will meet your practice’s needs and budget.
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