Medical technology is amazing. We have come so far in the advancement of modern medicine and the medical equipment that is used daily. A big part of medicine is diagnostic testing and one of the most common diagnostic tests that doctors use is an ultrasound. If you are a medical professional that is in the market for new equipment one of the most common questions you might ask is “what are the best handheld ultrasound machines?”
The first thing to consider is whether you are going to purchase a new or used piece of equipment. Of course it is always nice to get brand new things, but sometimes new equipment can be a little cost prohibitive. On a positive note new equipment should come with a warranty and some type of return policy if you are not satisfied with the machine. New equipment often comes with some type of customer support, which is great if you have staff members that may need training or support with the new machine. Depending on where the used equipment is coming from you may still be able to get some type of warranty or customer support. This is not as likely if you are buying from a private owner but it is always worth looking in to. Quite often used equipment will be in great shape and it tends to cost much less than brand new equipment.
There are a variety of ultrasound machines available to choose from. Some of the best handheld ultrasound machines have the ability to be combined with other machines for additional diagnostic capabilities. If you perform several ultrasounds daily or have a very busy practice this feature might be something to consider when you are looking at units to purchase. No matter which model you decide to purchase, do your homework ahead of time to ensure that you are purchasing the machine that will be most beneficial to your business.