The Philips Epiq 7 is the top-of-the-line shared service ultrasound machine from Philips. It offers xMatrix and Purewave single crystal probes, a compact and lightweight design and superior ergonomics and workflow. The Epiq 7 replaces the older Philips iE33 but is shared service rather than only cardiovascular. All the Epiq and Affiniti ultrasound machines look visually very similar and use the same monitor and huge tablet like touchscreen for navigation.
The Philips Affiniti 70 is a high-end shared-service ultrasound machine that was developed in 2014 based on the premium EPIQ 7. The Affiniti 70 looks nearly identical to the EPIQ 7 and EPIQ 5 and offers many of the same features, including single crystal PureWave transducers. The Philips Affiniti 70 also has many of the same technologies as the EPIQ series ultrasounds, including the QLAB onboard quantification set and ShareWave elastography. A unique feature of the Affiniti 70 is that it offers ShearWave. As a shared service ultrasound machine, the Affiniti 70 excels at cardiology as well as women’s health, vascular and radiology ultrasound applications. Philips ultrasounds are most well known for their cardiac imaging superiority, but the Philips Affiniti 70 also features high image quality for its price level. An alternative system at a lower price point is the Affiniti 50, although only the Affiniti 70 has the PureWave transducers and ShearWave Elastography. Scroll below for additional details and specifications on the Affiniti 70, or contact us today for more information.
The Philips CX50 is a shared service ultrasound machine largely used in radiology and OB/GYN practices for cardiovascular applications. The CX50 launched in 2009 as the first Philips portable ultrasound and soon became recognized as one of the most advanced portable systems in the world. The Philips CX50 continues to this day to be one of the only premium portable ultrasounds that supports both PureWave single crystal and xMatrix transducers. The only major imaging capability the CX50 doesn’t have is 4D imaging for OB/GYN applications. However, the CX50 can offer 4D imaging for cardiac applications using an X7-2t xMatrix probe. The compact size of the CX50 means it fits well in surgical, emergency, and point-of-care practices where space is tight and mobility is important. All versions of the CX50 except the initial A.0 revision are stable and reliable. In terms of the average price, a refurbished Philips CX50 ultrasound costs between $27,000 and $42,000, depending on its age, degree of past use, optional features, and whether it comes with transducers. If you are looking for a powerful portable ultrasound with high-quality imaging and advanced features built-in, then the Philips CX50 is worth considering. Scroll below for more information about the CX50’s capabilities and specifications, or contact Ultrasound Supply to purchase this ultrasound.
The Philips HD11xe is an extremely popular midrange ultrasound machine that dominated sales in the shared service segment for nearly a decade. The HD11xe balances price and performance perfectly while still giving access to high-end features such as 4D and TEE. The HD11xe had more transducer options than any other midrange and even more than many high-end ultrasound machines. The HD11xe is the replacement for the HD11 and adds an LCD monitor on an articulating arm and software upgrades such as Qlab. The HD11xe is still in high demand after it has gone out of production and offers an amazing value as a refurbished or remanufactured system. the HD11xe was replaced by the Affiniti 50.
The Philips iU22 is a premium shared service ultrasound machine that offers superior image quality through xMatrix transducers that offer the best aspects of single-crystal and 4D transducers. In clinical settings, the Philips iU22 offers top-of-the-line image quality and features available for radiology, OB/GYN, cardiac, vascular, and specialty imaging applications, such as MSK, pediatric, and elastography. (For cardiovascular-specific applications, the nearly identical Philips iE33 is slightly better equipped.) The average price for a used Philips iU22 ultrasound is between $8,100 and $14,100, depending on the year of the system, its condition and degree of past use, and whether transducers are included in the package. While Philips has since replaced the iU22 with the more modern Philips Epiq 5 ultrasound, the price differential between the Epiq 5 and iU22 means the latter continues to be a popular choice for physicians who need high image quality at an affordable price. In fact, the iU22, which was launched in 2004, has a long history of improvements and revisions that have made it the gold standard for over a decade.
The Philips iE33 is a premium level cardiovascular ultrasound machine that was launched in 2004 and has been revised and improved over the past decade. In 2010 Philips launched the iE33 xMatrix, a major update that supported the brand new xMatrix transducers with thousands of elements each and capable not only of extraordinary image quality, but also viewing images in 2 planes in real time as well as 4D without the need for a mechanical probe. The Philips iE33 xMatrix also has the powerful QLAB quantification package and a host of other cardiovascular specific software enhancements that speed and add diagnostic confidence to standard cardiac and vascular exams. The Epiq 7 has replaced the iE33, but as it has over a decade of being the cardiovascular gold standard it remains one of the most popular ultrasound machines in demand. Those looking for similar power and features at the premium level who focus on OB/GYN or radiology should consider instead the Philips iU22 which looks identical to the iE33 except for one touchscreen while the iE33 has two.
The Philips ClearVue 550, is an economy priced shared service ultrasound machine that’s strengths are good image quality and workflow efficiency. The ClearVue 550 was launched in 2012 as the replacement for the HD7xe and is positioned in between the ClearVue 350, which has no articulating arm, and the ClearVue 650, which offers more standard features such as 4D which are options on the ClearVue 550. The ClearVue 550 excels at obstetrics, gynecology, abdominal imaging and radiology where it’s workflow advantages speed up common exams. The Philips ClearVue 550 also has the best cardiovascular imaging available in the world at this price point.