Handheld portable ultrasound imaging devices are gaining popularity due to their convenience of use, time-saving, and other advantageous characteristics. Nowadays, lots of medical equipment manufacturing companies are developing new portable ultrasound imaging devices. We have made a list of the top 5 portable ultrasound imaging devices that you will find in the market.
This series of portable ultrasound devices are manufactured and marketed by Fujifilm that is very reliable and they have proven to be accurate. The Sonosite SII is an intuitive and adaptive touchscreen interface with a clinician-driven menu. With the help of embedded dual transducer connector, it can switch quickly between exam types. Sonosite Edge II is embedded with steel which increases its durability and it’s a portable laptop unit that can survive all types of weather conditions and any drops. They come with a 5-year warranty.
The Acuson P10 is manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions and they claim it to be the world’s smallest portable ultrasound device. It weighs a little bit more than 700 grams and comes in handy in ICU, ambulance, medical helicopters, etc. It comes with an LCD display that’s touchscreen and is diagonally 3.7 inches. The initial design of the Acuson P10 had the purpose of emergency medicine, obstetrics, and cardiology. It’s run on a lithium-ion battery that enables it to scan for an hour.
This GE healthcare developed portable ultrasound device will easily fit in the palm of your hand. Vscan dual probe model comes with two transducers in one probe that help fill the diagnostic gaps when you don’t have the full picture. Vscan Extend model has a feature that enables it to connect to the hospital’s wireless network so the images can be transferred directly to the hospital’s PACS. It’s easy to use and reliable.
Philips CX50 Ultrasound Imaging System
This portable device is larger than the ones we mentioned before but it’s still easily portable and is a really good solution for multiple-site support. Its advanced XRES adaptive image processing system is so good that it reduces speckle, haze, and cutter, resulting in superior image quality than ever before. Its monitor has a high resolution and it comes with the PureWave technology that enables it to be fast and give superb performance. It can also be connected with the hospital’s wireless network for the purpose of transferring images to the PACS server.
This device was developed by Hitachi. This is a laptop unit which can be converted into a cart unit. This portable ultrasound device can be used with a variety of transducers. Its Fusion processor makes it really fast and its Windows graphical interface makes the images excellent.
Handheld portable imaging devices with a medical ultrasound imaging system will only gain more popularity in the future. These devices can be used anywhere and anytime; given they are charged enough. People can use them in their home, too.