The SonoScape E1 is categorized as an economy portable ultrasound system that is designed for abdominal, cardiac, gynecology, musculoskeletal, obstetrical, pediatric, small parts, cephalic, urology, veterinary, and vascular exams. More advanced hardware and software platforms has been developed from the older generation, SonoScape A6; the SonoScape E1 integrated a number of advanced imaging technologies such as the full digital broad band width beam former, wide band dynamic range, and multi-beam parallel processing. Although it is targeting a B/W low-cost market, it supports PW Doppler, Auto IMT, Spatial Compounding, Auto Image Optimization, Stand-by Mode, Enhanced Needle Visualization, Panoramic imaging with 2 standard probe ports and 15.6″ LED monitor. The SonoScape E1 and E2 share a similar system architecture, however, the SonoScape E2 incorporates more options enable to better cover clinical applications and workflow.
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The Sonoscape E1 is a low-cost B/W, but supports P/W Doppler as an optional, portable ultrasound machine that adopts advanced ultrasound technologies. The same architecture is used for the SonoScape E2, but narrowing down its target market for low-cost B/W market and Veterinary clinics, the possible options are not limited as the Sonoscape E2. Based on flexible and stable Linux operation and interfaces, the SonoScape E1 can be maintained and updated by simple software updates. The SonoScape E1 is one of the most valuable devices for Veterinary application with specific animal body marks and image presets. Since the system architecture is the same as the SonoScape E2, the image performance with basic transducer options are the same. Its image resolution and pixel expression are good in near and mid field, but relatively far field below 12 Cm shows a limited performance. Color Doppler is not available, but the PW Doppler sensitivity is good and acceptable based on its positioning and price point.
• μScan function
• 5-band adjustable frequency in B mode
• Tissue acoustic characteristics index (TSI)
• THI mode
• PHI mode
• Quad beams
• 2D steer
• Compound imaging
• Magnifying the whole image
• B/M/PW/CW auto optimization
• TEI index
• IMT measurement
• Standby mode
• Auto full screen magnification
• Show gallery
SonoScape E1 Peripheral Options:
• Biopsy bracket
• Color ink-jet printer
• B/W video printer
• Foot switch
• Backpack (with draw-bar)
• DVD record
• Remote control
• Barcode scanner
• Hard disk (1T)
• SSD hard disk
• General battery
• Large capacity battery
The Mindray DC-40 is a value-range Color-Doppler Ultrasound System which specializes in shared-service applications, especially in Primary OBG Care. The Mindray DC-40 is also designed to cover a wide range of applications including abdominal, pediatric, small organs, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, trans-rectal, trans-vaginal, MSK (conventional, superficial), urology, adult cardiac, and peripheral vessel.
The Mindray DC-40 integrates their latest 64-channel Imaging Engine, which provides support for high-performance hardware such as a 17″ LED monitor (Available up to 19″), an angle-adjustable 10.4″ LED touchscreen, 4 active probe ports, 1TB hard disk, a gel warmer, endocavity transducer holder, 5 cost-effective transducers (3C5A, 7L4A, L7-3, V11-3, P4-2), 1 high density and high frequency linear array transducer (L14-6NE), and 1 functional volume transducer. These transducers effectively cover a wide array of clinical requirements, thanks to their low-to-high bandwidth frequency coverage.
The Mindray DC-40 is an entry level ultrasound, so decreasing the ultrasound learning curve is key. iScanHelper is a tutorial software for a novice user to get used to ultrasound scanning. iScanHelper includes anatomical illustrations, standard ultrasound images, scanning reference pictures and tips on scanning skillfully. The Raw Data function, a physician can use the stored image and cine for re-preprocessing such as optimization, measurement, and adding comments.
The Mindray DC-40 has rich functionality at its price point and product positioning. As a fully- functional ultrasound solution, the Mindray DC-40 provides strong GI features: Natural Touch Elastography for stiffness evaluation, iScape for panoramic imaging with power mode, IMT for Auto IMT measurement, and Smart Bladder for auto liquid volume measurement. The Mindray DC-40 is more powerful in features for primary OBG care with conventional 4D, iLive function for an amazing, realistic view of the fetus, iPage for volume data with multiple parallel 2D images, Smart OB for auto measurement of the most frequently used items, dedicated IVF package and Smart NT for auto measure of NT. The Mindray DC-40 is also a practical adult cardiac solution with CW mode, complete TDI modes and TDI quantification.
For a competitive primary OBG care solution, following the OB/GYN options on the Mindray DC-40 are critical. iLive, the same as Samsung’s Realistic Vue and GE’s HDlive, is a virtualized rendering tool to obtain an amazingly realistic view of the fetus; and the angle of the light source can be adjusted freely. The iPage function provides multiple slices of 2D images from a 3D volume image, similar to CT or MR Imaging. The Smart OB is an auto measurement tool that provides the 5 most frequently used measurements of OB such as BPD/HC/FL/AC/OFD. Lastly, Smart NT is another automatic measurement function that measures and displays max NT result by the industry standard method of “in to in.”
The Mindray M9 is the top-of-the-line portable ultrasound machine from Mindray and builds on the previous M7 and M5 portables. It is based on Mindary’s new generation platform and single crystal probes which allows for better penetration and higher resolution. The M9 is targeted at the portable high-end cardiac market with full cardiac features, transducers (including TEE), and full measurement packages. It can be used about 90 minutes with the built-in battery and with a trolley mounted battery pack it lasts over 3.5 hours.
The Alpinion E-CUBE 15 is positioned on top of alpinion product line as a flagship machine. As a well-balanced shared service system, it can support a board range of transducers to be used in many applications and its high linear performance with Needle Vision and Panoramic image greatly helps to increase quality of dianosis and work efficiency in MSK and regional anesthesia.
The Sonoscape S2 is a low-cost color Doppler system with a 15″LCD monitor with a long list of advanced features such as spacial compounding, speckle reduction, 3/4D function, and panoramic imaging. Unlike other compact systems, the system supports two active probe ports on the system. It looks like Medison R3, but it has a huge advantage thanks to the internal battery.
The Canon Aplio 500 was the top model in Canon’s flagship Aplio Platinum series. Thanks to the launch of new Aplio i series in 2016, the Canon Aplio 500 was dethroned as Canon’s premium flagship system. Although the Aplio 500 is not at the top anymore, it is still a great system. The Canon Aplio 500 is designed to support a full range of applications and can be used as a general-purpose system or a specialized system, depending on the installed software. The Canon Aplio 500 Platinum with Canon’s well-known extensive selection of transducers supports a wide range of clinical applications including fetal, abdominal, intra-operative (abdominal), pediatric, small organs, trans-vaginal, trans-rectal, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, cardiac (both adult and pediatric), peripheral vascular, transesophageal, and musculo-skeletal (both conventional and superficial).
The Canon Aplio 500 Platinum is the most feature rich system among the Aplio Platinum series. The standard package of the Canon Aplio 500 includes: 19-inch LCD monitor, DVD/CD drive, Precision imaging, Tissue Enhancement, Differential-THI, ApliPure+, Speckle Reduction, Tissue Specific Optimization, Trapezoid Scan, Quick Scan, TDI, QSP, HPRF, Advanced Dynamic FlowTM(ADF), Smart 3D, and DICOM Media Storage.
The Canon Aplio Platinum series was the top line products series before Canon launched the new Aplio i series in 2016. The Canon Aplio Platinum series shares the same system architecture; therefore, all options could be used to the Aplio 300, 400, and 500. The user selectable key options are as follows: 4D for motor driven volume transducers and TEE transducer, Battery Kit, Smart Fusion, Smart Navigation Sensor, Smart Navigation, Wireless LAN, Stress Echo, 2D Wall Motion Tracking, CHI(Contrast Harmonic Imaging), CHI-Q, Parametric MFI, 4D STIC, Luminance, Fly Thru, Protocol Assistant, Super Micro Vascular Imaging (SMI), MicroPure, Elastography-FLR, Elastography, Shear Wave, Panoramic View, Vascular Index, Auto NT, and 1.5D Transducer support kit.
Apart from the selectable options, the Canon Aplio Platinum series supports a total of 47 transducers including sector, convex, 4D volume, linear, micro convex, TEE, and Pencil transducers. Among those 47 transducers, the Canon Aplio Platinum series supports about 10 different intra-operative and biopsy enhancement transducers that improve clinical productivity in interventional Radiology.
The Canon Artida is a premium dedicated cardiac ultrasound machine with amazing cardiovascular image quality, ultrafast and straightforward 4D volume navigation. Advanced 3D wall motion tracking technology provides greater diagnostic safety and efficiency. The Artida’s unique 3D speckle tracking technology is the first to follow tissue movement in the 3D space in order to quantitatively assess all components of myocardial wall motion.
The E-Cube 7 by Alpinion is positioned as a mid range unit with pricing lower than normal for a mid range system. Alpinion’s strength is in its high image quality, excellent high-spec proprietary probes, and long warranty. Its powerful 3D engines provide solid information on the health of pregnant women and their fetuses as well as gynecologycal diseases. The E-Cube 7 is small and light compared to other mid-range console systems.
The Canon Aplio i700 is the entry level system among the Aplio i series. The Aplio i700 is a premium multi-purpose diagnostic ultrasound system that concentrated on continuously highlighting Canon’s clinical reputation and image quality in General Imaging. The Canon Aplio i700 with well-known Canon’s extensive selection of transducers excluding matrix transducers at the Aplio i900 and the Aplio i800 supports a wide range of clinical applications including obstetrics, abdominal, gynecology, pediatric, small organs, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, trans-rectal, trans-vaginal, MSK (conventional, superficial), urology, adult cardiac, pediatric cardiac, and peripheral vessel.
The Canon Aplio i700, apart from the Aplio Platinum series, integrates Canon’s new & fully digital transmission and reception processing technology, iBEAM digital architecture. The Canon Aplio i700 provides a number of high performance hardware such as a 23” wide LCD monitor, a fully customizable 12.1” LCD touchscreen, remotely operable wireless tablet console, 4 active probe ports. Due to the lack of the Intelligent Dynamic Micro Slice option, the Canon Aplio i700 does not support premium Matrix transducers. The Canon Aplio i700 provides the similar transducer line up like the Canon Aplio Platinum series. Nevertheless, its extensive selection of specialty transducers efficiently cover a high standard of demand in sophisticated General Imaging applications. Similar to the Canon Aplio i900 and the Aplio i800, the Aplio i700 is compact and light-weight, and easily maneuverable with over 36cm console height adjustment, lateral slide and a fully articulating monitor arm.
Remarkable new features of the Canon Aplio i800 that differentiate it from the Canon Aplio i700 are an intelligent Dynamic Micro Slice function for operating matrix transducers such as i8CX1, i18LX5, and i24LX8 and a Multiplexing function that is used to perform Quad View for CHI, Quad View for SWE, Shadow Glass, and Smart sensor 3D. The Multiplexing function is standard on the Aplio i800, but it is an option for the Aplio i700.
The Canon Aplio i700 also provides a wide range of Canon’s exclusive, clinically proven technologies as standard such as Precision Imaging (Speckle Reduction), ApliPure+ (Spatial Compounding), Advanced Dynamic FlowTM (ADF), Smart 3D, BEAM, Superb micro-vascular Imaging(SMI), Intelligent Dynamic Micro Slice, Multiplexing, and Volume Matrix. Other options include 2D Wall Motion Tracking, Mitral Valve Analysis, Contrast Imaging, 4D, Luminance (HDlive), Fly Thru, Elastography, Shear wave, Smart Fusion, MicroPure, and Panoramic View. The only two missing options between the Aplio i800 and the Aplio i700 are the intelligent Dynamic Micro Slice kit and the Multiplexing kit.
The Mindray M8 Elite is a new and upgraded shared service portable ultrasound system from Mindray’s portable M line, using the M9 and M7 as its foundation. The Mindray M8 Elite integrates a 15.6” touchscreen display on a conventional control panel, overall improving the intuitive controls and quality of operations. The Mindray M8 Elite offers users a fully-featured platform with outstanding image quality with single crystal transducers and 3T technology. The M8 Elite is a clinically versatile for the bedside, private offices, and interventional suite. With a large range of transducer selection and fully-featured platform, the Mindray M8 Elite makes a great fit in vascular, women’s imaging, and shared serviced applications.