Besides the Mindray, what other machines should I consider? I am looking casually to buy another machine in the next year as mine is 6 years old and I usually replace them at 5.
I am not a specialist but I used to do mobile ultrasound and do a lot of imaging, including on referral from other clinics. I opened a bricks and mortal hospital earlier this year and no longer do mobile. I do both abdomen and echo and need a machine capable of performing well on both. The vast majority of my patients are dogs and cats but range from 1 lb – 200 lbs. I currently use 4 probes, 2 phased array, a linear, and a microconvex.
The workflow for my current machine is pretty clunky for cardiac scanning. I would like something with good workflow for measurements and easy image transfer. I need good images as my current one is lacking a bit on the cardiac side especially for cats and small dogs. I have historically not liked the images on GE machines although I am willing to consider it. I am not great at adjusting settings so I would need one with some already optimized settings or that I would easily ask other sonographers how to set it. I won’t buy one if I can’t test drive for a bit.
What other machines should I look at?