Veterinary medicine has come to rely heavily on point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) as a diagnostic tool. POCUS allows for ultrasounds to be performed anywhere a patient is located such as a veterinary clinic, emergency clinic, or for mobile veterinary services.
Diagnostic timing decreases, and accuracy increases when point of care ultrasound is introduced into the clinical examination and procedures. The use of POCUS is increasing because it reduces cost, radiation exposure, and imaging delays. POCUS is also useful in resource-limited settings.
Selecting the Right Point of Care Ultrasound System
National Ultrasound’s focus is on being the best and most knowledgeable in a single industry. Our team’s 250+ years of collective experience as technicians allows us to help guide you through the process of selecting the ultrasound machine best suited to your practice’s needs and budget.
Because there are so many choices on the market we decided to develop this article to highlight our recommendations for point of care ultrasound machines. We have divided these select ultrasound machines into four categories: entry-level, mid-level, high-level, and flagship-level based on options, features, performance, and price.
The four units covered in this article are:
Below are our recommendations for Mindray point of care veterinary ultrasounds.
Entry Level: Mindray Z5 Veterinary Ultrasound Machine
The Mindray Z5 Vet portable ultrasound machine was designed for veterinarians looking for an affordable and reliable color portable ultrasound machine capable of delivering the most accurate most accurate and vivid image possible. The compact design of the Mindray Z5 makes it easy to be transported from one location to another, making it an ideal ultrasound machine option for mobile veterinarians as well as in the office.
The Mindray Z5 Vet Portable ultrasound machine has a 15″ LCD monitor which allows Veterinarians the ability to see the whole image in vivid detail. The unit also includes two transducer connectors and the most advanced programming in computer imaging including Color/Power/Directional Power Doppler Flow Imaging, Pulse Wave Doppler (includes HPRF), iBeam™ (Spatial Compounding Imaging), iClear™ (Speckle Suppression Imaging), iTouch™ (Auto Image Optimization), PSH™ (Phase Shift Harmonic Imaging), Trapezoid Imaging/ExFOV. Also included are an 8-segment TGC, 320GB Hard Disk & iStation™ for optimum patient information management, American standard power cord, and included battery. This unit comes standard with a 3-year warranty. Learn more about the Mindray Z5 Veterinary ultrasound system or request a quote.
Mid Level: Mindray M6 Veterinary Ultrasound Machine
The Mindray M6 veterinary ultrasound machine is a portable and lightweight system designed to achieve an ideal balance between size and performance. Designed to be compact, even on the mobile cart, it fits effortlessly into tight spaces and can move easily between rooms.
It is designed to be carried by hand and comes with a rechargeable battery pack so you can continue with your patient work regardless of circumstances.
The Mindray M6 includes a 15″ LCD Monitor, B/M/PW & HPRF, Color/Color M/Power/ Directional Power Doppler Flow, Phased Inversion Tissue Harmonic Imaging (THI), HR Flow, iZoom full-screen image enlargement, iTouch intelligent image optimization, iBeam spatial compounding, iClear speckle reduction, iStation Image Management, 1 TB HDD, 4D module, DICOM Basic and Worklist, S-video output and two USB ports, Shared service measurement & calculation & reporting packages, AC adapter and Li-ion batteries, Travelling case, iScanHelper. This unit comes standard with a 5-year warranty. Learn more about the Mindray M6 Veterinary ultrasound system or request a quote.
High Level – Mindray TE5 Veterinary Ultrasound Machine
The Mindray TE5 veterinary ultrasound machine has a slim profile with a touchscreen tablet design. This unit can be operated on a mobile cart or table stand.
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. TE5 Vet Touch Enabled Ultrasound System comes with three transducer connectors.
Standard Configuration includes a 15-inch seamless touch screen, anti-glare and wide view angle monitor, 120GB solid-state hard disk & iStation™ patient information management, B/M/color/power/directional power Doppler flow imaging, pulse wave doppler includes high pulse repetition frequency, iBeam™, spatial compound imaging, iClear™ (Speckle Suppression Imaging), iTouch™ (Auto Image Optimization), Smart Track (Real-Time Color Flow Tracking and Optimization), PSH™ (Phase Shift Harmonic Imaging), iZoom™ (Full Screen View), Network port, HDMI Output, and 4 USB 3.0 Ports, Built-in Lithium-ion Battery Pack, Built-in Wireless Adapter, Four Detachable Transducer Holders, DICOM Basic, DICOM/HL7 Worklist, iNeedle™ (Needle Visualization Enhancement), iScan Helper. This unit comes standard with a 5-year warranty. Learn more about the Mindray TE5 Veterinary ultrasound system or request a quote.
Flagship: – Mindray M9 Veterinary Ultrasound Machine
The Mindray M9 veterinary portable color ultrasound machine is a premium hand-carried ultrasound system developed for veterinary examination. Based on Mindray’s new generation ultrasound platform, mQuadro, the M9 VET has raised the industry standards to an all-new level.
Its technical features include advanced multi-beam formation to highly increase the frame rate; patented 3T transducer technology with single crystal; Echo Boost (2D Echo optimization and enhancement technology); HDR Flow (high dynamic range color flow technology); and HR Flow (high-resolution color flow technology). With the M9 vet you get premium capability along with easy mobility, all in an innovative green design.
The M9 comes standard with a 15.6” high resolution LED monitor, single crystal transducer with 3T technology, EchoBoost cardiac image optimization, High Dyanmic Range Color Flow Doppler, UWN + contract imaging for LVO, Quick 7 second start-up from standby, iWorks automated exam protocols with iNSert, built-in ECG and respiration, transesophegeal echo, measurement and reporting packages, TDI and tissue tracking strain and strain rate cardiac analysis and Wifi network. VAcess easily connects to your workstation for patient reporting directly from the system. This unit comes standard with a 5-year warranty. Learn more about the Mindray M9 Veterinary ultrasound system or request a quote.
Mindray Ultrasound Machine Options and Transducers
We have collected the available options and transducers for each of the units highlighted above so they can be viewed side-by-side for easy comparison.
Below you will find the various transducers for each of the units highlighted in this article.
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.