The demand for mobile ultrasound machines is growing every day and these are invaluable machines for health care professionals. They provide versatile applications for clinics, labs, private practices and various medical departments. The main reason that they have become so popular is that they can provide the same advanced imaging features but take up a lot less space. So you don’t need to have a bulky machine taking up valuable clinic space that can be used in one room only.
There are many areas in medicine such as cardiology, vascular, paediatrics etc. where these machines have become indispensable. These machines offer accurate imaging in a shorter time which allows health care professionals to make accurate and fast diagnoses. Because there is such a large market and so many options when it comes to portable ultrasound machines, you need to have a checklist when you are selecting a machine so that you choose the best option for your requirements. The first thing you need to consider is the application that the device will be used mostly for. You may be using it for applications such as cardiac, veterinary, vascular, obstetrics, gynaecology, anaesthesia etc. These are also excellent for emergency care. But you need to know the primary objective in purchasing such a device. There will be multiple uses for this but you need to have an order of priority for it. So when you are looking for a machine, you can check how many requirements the machine can fulfil.
There are handheld or table ultrasound machines as well as fold down and laptop varieties. You have to think about the size of the mobile ultrasound machine and the weight to see whether they provide high performance and a variety of features. The laptop models are more lightweight than the fold-down models. But the latter has two transducer ports and you will not need to change the probes frequently. This will increase efficiency. Read more about the device to get an idea of all the features that it provides. You have to consider how broad of an analysis you require and what kind of technology will be best for your application. There may be some special features that you are looking for depending on the type of practice.
The cost is a determining factor in selecting a mobile ultrasound device and these machines can be quite expensive. But you have the option of looking for machines in different price ranges. You need to know how much you can spend on the machine and whether the machine that is available at the price you can afford has all the features that you are looking for. You can also consider purchasing a used model. However, you will be able to enjoy a reasonable warranty with a new machine. There are many brands that manufacture these machines as well so you need to decide whether you are going for a big brand or a lesser known smaller brand. Battery power is also important. Check for a machine that provides several DC ports to charge. Check the warranty of the machine as well and the safety requirements.