Refurbished Ultrasound Machines

There are many used ultrasound dealers found on the internet. They all claim to be the solution to all the needs of potential customers. The multitude of available information can make a choice confusing. Absolute Medical Equipment has been the leader of reconditioned, pre-owned medical equipment since 2001.

Ashley Herschman, the company's founder, was fascinated by ultrasound equipment technology advancement. He upgraded his ultrasound machines to be state-of-the-art. When GE Capital became aware of the development, a partnership was formed. Buying ultrasound equipment, refurbishing it, and selling the refurbished equipment was the primary function of the company.

The staffs as Absolute Medical Equipment include sonographers that are trained and certified. The company provides excellent customer services to hospitals, universities, surgery centres, outpatient centres and private physician offices with significant savings on their ultrasound equipment.

The company will provide local customers with replacements, loaners, or rental machines, usually on the same day. The company's commitment to excellence extends beyond the initial sale. They want to be the only reliable and cost-efficient source of ultrasound equipment.

There has been a massive improvement in the quality of portable ultrasound images over the last several years. Purchasing a pre-owned portable ultrasound machine from Absolute Medical Equipment instead of a new one offers substantial savings.

The fully reconditioned ultrasound machines are guaranteed to perform at the original manufacturer specifications. The company has wheeled and portable ultrasound machines that perform OB/GYN, vascular, and cardiac studies.

They also have a complete line of 3D or 4D ultrasound machines. Brands they carry include:

  • GE
  • Acuson Cypress
  • BiosoundMylab
  • Siemens Acuson
  • Sonosite
  • Voluson
  • Toshiba
  • Phillips
  • HP Sonos
  • Aloka ProSound
  • Medison

GE delivers high-quality in an affordable solution. Complete cardiac functionality that is built on TruScan architecture means the ultrasound machine can be used as a primary or secondary system for diagnostics. The full shared service capability is available for abdominal and vascular imaging as well.

The Cypress system is an all-digital, miniaturized, phased array echocardiography system providing outstanding images and complete studies. 

Siemens provides the first pocket ultrasound imaging devices that allow early, fast, and accurate clinical assessment at the point of caring for the patient.

Sonosite is a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine used for various applications from cardiac to OB/GYN. The lightweight six-pound portable device can easily be transported from place to place. 

Portable Ultrasound Machines

Portable ultrasound machines are leaner versions of the traditional console type. There are wheeled versions and those that can be carried by hand. Many are battery powered which is useful in emergency, field, and military situations. 

They are particularly useful in settings where mobility is critical or with limited space. The most prominent advantage Is the portability of the ultrasound machines. They can be taken to patients rather than vice versa.

The ultrasound machines are useful in making quick diagnoses and sharing images with patients on the site. When a doctor uses the ultrasound machine, information and results can be discussed as the ultrasound occurs. There is no waiting for a report. 

While bedside ultrasound, performed by a trained technician, cannot be replaced entirely by the portable ultrasound machine, it is a valuable tool for physicians. Mobile devices can be relocated as necessary to be used in situations that include lab and technician settings as well as hospitals and clinical settings.

The increase in the used or refurbished market has made portable ultrasound more accessible. They are found in more labs and hospitals than just those with large budgets. The purchase of a pre-owned portable ultrasound machine can be of significant savings to small practices and clinics. The machines are convenient and shortcut diagnosis and treatment.

Portable vs. Console Ultrasound Machines

Console and portable machines each serve a purpose. Portable ultrasounds are quicker than console and are useful in doing field and bedside studies. They should not completely replace full ultrasound examinations. 

It cannot be disputed that using a portable ultrasound machine by emergency and military medical personnel in the field has saved lives. Frequently, the portable ultrasound machines are the first step to more full-scale examinations by trained technicians.  

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