Recommended systems: Philips CX50, Samsung HM70A, GE Logiq e
Portable shared service ultrasound machines put a lot of power into a small space, as they must provide support to multiple applications within the space constraints of a large laptop. Despite this there are several outstanding models able to do well in Cardiac as well as OB/GYN. Portable shared service ultrasounds typically are used in mobile imaging services, and by doctors or hospitals that want a single unit that can travel from room to room or location to location to do various types of studies.
Portable shared service ultrasound machines range in price and features from high-end console replacements like the Philips CX50 to midrange values like the Samsung HM70A to low priced workhorses like the GE Logiq e.
GE has more variety in its portable ultrasound lineup than any other brand, and the Logiq-e is the most well known and best selling. It’s inexpensive, reliable and though it does not offer 4D the price for the performance is very good.
Philips only offers 2 portable ultrasound machines but its CX50 is the most advanced portable ultrasound currently available using both xMatrix and Single crystal probes normally used only with Premium systems.
Medison has been producing portable ultrasounds for a long time and now the first fully Samsung portable has come out as the successor to the successful Samsung Medison U6. It is the only shared service portable ultrasound that offers both cardiac and 4D for OB/GYN and it does both very well and at a midrange price.