You are considering getting into ultrasound. No need to spend a great deal of money. The machines are so complicated now and you don’t think you need all those bells and whistles. Then dip into the DP 50 by Mindray. This is a great starter machine.
This unit comes in the human and vet versions. It has good image quality and ease of use. This machine has a short learning curve before you are off and running. With seven probes that include two curved probes, three linear probes and two intracavitary probes. All the probes have biopsy kits and needle guide brackets.
This machine does not have color flow Doppler, pulsed wave Doppler or continuous wave Doppler. 2D and M-Mode are fully functional. The other important thing to note is that there are no customized measurements. So the basic measurements that are on the machine are all that is available. The other standard offerings include phased harmonic imaging, 2D beam steering in linear probes, iBeam, iTouch, 15 inch LCD monitor, trapezoid linear configuration, 320G integrated hard drive and ex-FOV for the curved probes. There are still many of these standard features to make image adjustment fast and easy.
Connectivity through the iStation is easy. Through drop down lists you can manage any patient management function you need to. There is DICOM worklist, storage, DICOM Directory, DICOM print and task management and DICOM storage commitment. You can use an external CD/DVD recorder or a USB for case selection as well.
The DP50 is an affordable option for the entry level user. With a five year warranty you cannot go wrong. Simple set up and use is a great way to get started. Please call 843-566-1020 with any questions.