OB/Gyn Ultrasound Systems—Buyer’s Guide

An ultrasound machine is arguably the most common diagnostic tool used by obstetricians and gynecologists. Ultrasound machine technology constantly advances, and the number of brands continues to grow. Because of this, determining the best Women’s Health ultrasound system for your clinic can be an overwhelming task. Advanced Ultrasound Systems is here to help. Our Buyer’s Guide provides a detailed, unbiased comparison of Women’s Health technology.

The best OB/Gyn ultrasound machines deliver common measurements, easy calculations, and reports specific to women’s health with outstanding 2D image quality and the option to provide other types of scans such as Color Doppler or 4D.

To evaluate the internal structures particular to women, OB/Gyn ultrasound machines typically utilize 2D and occasionally 3D/4D imaging to diagnose and direct treatment. For superior images of the reproductive system, 2D transvaginal probes are used, whereas 2D convex probes are utilized for abdominal scans. Linear ultrasound provides imaging for the breast, musculoskeletal, or vascular.

An ultrasound machine is arguably the most common diagnostic tool used by obstetricians and gynecologists. Ultrasound machine technology constantly advances, and the number of brands continues to grow. Because of this, determining the best Women’s Health ultrasound system for your clinic can be an overwhelming task. Advanced Ultrasound Systems is here to help. Our Buyer’s Guide provides a detailed, unbiased comparison of Women’s Health technology.

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OB/Gyn Ultrasound Machine Buyer’s Guide

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High-end

As the most advanced, top-of-the-line systems, these machines are also the most expensive with faster 4D frame rates and higher definition imaging. With the latest technologies, each brand provides the absolute best image quality as well as the full range of functions.

  • Mindray DC-88
  • Voluson E8
  • Voluson E10
  • Philips Epiq 7w
DC-70 XInsight

Midrange

With some premium features, systems within the midrange are the most commonly purchased, making this category the most competitive of the ultrasound market. By balancing price and performance, midrange OB/Gyn ultrasound machines emphasize image quality and workflow efficiencies. Additionally, midrange OB/Gyn ultrasounds offer a variety of transducers but many without single crystal options.

  • Mindray DC-70
  • GE Voluson E6
  • GE Voluson S6, S8, S10
  • Siemens S2000
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Economy

The economy category offers OB/Gyn ultrasound machines with less advanced technology but a lower price. Though OB/Gyn ultrasound machines often prioritize price over all else, the systems within the economy category still provide better image quality and more features than many of the midrange machines from ten years ago. This category is ideal for obstetricians and gynecologists purchasing their first ultrasound system or looking to replace an old ultrasound machine that has become too difficult or expensive to maintain.

  • Mindray DC-40
  • GE Voluson P8
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Portable

Portable ultrasound machines are less expensive than consoles and range from high-end to economy. The power of portables is now close to that of console units within the same category but with the advantage of multi-location usage. Because they are easy to move, keep secure, and send out for service, portable OB/Gyn ultrasound machines are a popular choice. Its main downside: typically, a portable ultrasound machine has only one active transducer port unless a multi-probe connector cart is utilized. With a price typically lower than competing economy or midrange consoles, portable OB/Gyn ultrasounds highlight 2D image quality, workflow efficiency, and 4D as a key option.

  • Mindray MX-7
  • Alpinion ipx7

At AUS, our professional and knowledgeable team is ready to help you find the best fit while facilitating your organization’s transition to state-of-the-art OB/Gyn ultrasound equipment. Whether new or used, ultrasound plays an integral role in women’s health exams. With complimentary technical support before and after every sale, and available applications training, our sales team is ready to get you up and running with minimal downtime. To learn more about which ultrasound system is best suited for your facility, call or message us directly.