Formed initially to support triage units for the military, SonoSite has transformed Point-of-Care ultrasound. This popular consumer ultrasound brand rose in popularity quickly because of its affordable pricing structure for emergency services, physician offices, private practices, and community hospitals. With the release of the M-Turbo, SonoSite provided an upgrade to the widely used MicroMaxx ultrasound and created what would become the predecessor of the recent SonoSite Edge ultrasound.
The SonoSite M-Turbo was developed for a target market that consists primarily of anesthesia, orthopedics, family practice, or similar modalities in which the physician will be doing the scanning. Overall, the image quality of the SonoSite M-Turbo is considered exceptionally good among the modalities that use it. However, its price point makes it most attractive to practices seeking a mid-range, color Doppler ultrasound machine that is still portable.
SonoSite M-Turbo Features
Despite its portable size, the SonoSite M-Turbo can run a wide range of transducers – expanding shared-service capabilities. This means that a wide variety of providers can benefit from a wide range of transducers to accommodate many different modalities, including veterinarian uses. Once a transducer is connected, specific settings and presets related to that transducer become immediately available to improve efficiency and image accuracy.
Although weighing in under 7lbs, the SonoSite M-Turbo includes a range of impressive options, including IMT, SonoHD speckle reduction, and SonoADAPT automatic tissue optimization. Although, its needle visualization technology, SonoMBe, is often the most sought-after feature. SonoMBe makes it much easier for a physician to see a needle once inserted into tissue – primarily aiding when smaller needle gauges are needed.
Like many other portable ultrasound systems, the SonoSite M-Turbo stores images onto an internal 8GB flash drive; however, this system now has two USB ports instead of the dated Compact Flash cards found on similar MicroMaxx and Titan machines. To make exporting images simple, requested files can be transferred via flash drive, DICOM, or through a designated network in multiple formats.
One final consideration that practices should keep in mind when looking at the SonoSite M-Turbo is the other available connectivity options. With the use of an optional Mini-Dock, the M-Turbo can connect to various new devices through a network, RGB, DVI, S-Video, Composite Video, Ethernet, RS-232 transfer, and much more. While some carts have this functionality built-in, the Mini-Dock is required to expand this functionality for most modalities.
Any practice or medical clinic interested in the M-Turbo is encouraged to visit our dedicated SonoSite product page or reach out to talk with our SonoSite sales representatives. As a retailer, Advanced Ultrasound Systems provides clinics and healthcare facilities with a variety of Sonosite’s most popular portable ultrasound systems to ensure they can improve time-to-diagnosis, workflow, and patient outcomes.
Why Choose AUE?
Advanced Ultrasound Systems has invested heavily in our new facility and has one of the most extensive new and refurbished parts, probes, and systems inventory in the business. We take great pride in our reputation for doing whatever it takes to keep our customers happy and up and running with minimal downtime. At AUS, our customer service philosophy is that “The customer is always #1.”