Of course it’s no secret that buying a pre-owned ultrasound machine can save you thousands of dollars, and even tens of thousands of dollars, when compared to buying a new machine. But what is sometimes forgotten is that you can also realize significant savings by purchasing used ultrasound probes, parts, accessories and printers. Just like with reconditioned machines, there are plenty of quality used ultrasound components out there that are tested and inspected to be as good as new, but without the new price.

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One of the manu ultrasound models made by Mindray

One of the many ultrasound models made by Mindray

In today’s economic climate, everyone is looking to save money in any way possible. If you are in the market for a pre-owned ultrasound machine, then you might want to consider a system made by a “lesser-known” manufacturer if price is an issue. When it comes to refurbished ultrasound machines you are probably familiar with names like GE, HP, Siemens, Toshiba and Philips, but there are plenty of others to choose from. In particular, you can often save money buying a used ultrasound machine that was originally manufactured by a Chinese company, like SIUI or Mindray. Even though both of those manufacturers have been around for decades, they are not as well known in the United States so prices tend to be lower, especially since models made by those companies had a lower original price to begin with.

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The affordability of refurbished portable ultrasound machines

July 16, 2009

When portable ultrasound machines first became widely available in the late 1970s, they were barely portable and not very affordable. One of the first commercially available portable ultrasounds was the ADR 2130, which was released in 1975. At more than 25 pounds and with an oscilloscope instead of a monitor, it looked nothing like the [...]

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Buyer’s guide for pre-owned portable ultrasound machines

July 10, 2009

If you’ve made the decision to buy a pre-owned portable ultrasound machine as opposed to a console system, then you still have to decide which model is best for you. In recent years there have been many more portable ultrasound machines introduced to the marketplace, and now many of them are available as refurbished portable [...]

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Why you should consider a preowned GE Voluson 730 ultrasound machine

July 4, 2009

If you are looking for a powerful and versatile preowned ultrasound system, then the GE Voluson 730 should be at or near the top of your list. First of all, just having the GE name on a used ultrasound machine is a big plus because of the company’s reputation for quality, longevity and durability. That [...]

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Buying a preowned ultrasound machine is a smart investment for now and the future

July 1, 2009

Whether you have purchased a dozen pre-owned ultrasound machines over the years or are looking to buy your first one, it is a significant financial investment, and that’s exactly how you should look at it – as an investment. If you buy a new car and drive it for 10 years, then you are not likely [...]

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Why even older pre-owned ultrasound machines are safe to buy

June 25, 2009

If you are in the market for a used car, then you probably wouldn’t even consider a model that is 10 or 15 years old, but if you are looking for an affordable pre-owned ultrasound machine, then even machines that are a decade old or older can be smart buys. Of course the obvious benefit [...]

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Pre-owned ultrasounds can save you money in more ways than one

June 20, 2009

It’s pretty common knowledge that buying a pre-owned ultrasound machine can be significantly cheaper than buying a brand new machine. But it addition to the savings you will realize with the initial purchase, pre-owned ultrasound machines can also save you money in the long run. Although ultrasound machines are remarkably reliable, they do breakdown from [...]

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Advice for finding the best pre-owned ultrasound machine for you

June 12, 2009

In today’s world there is a mind-boggling amount of information out there on just about any topic you can think of. So when you are looking to purchase a pre-owned ultrasound machine, you’ll have no problem finding lots of reviews and advice online. But because it’s so easy for anyone to post information online, it’s [...]

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Selecting the right pre-owned Toshiba ultrasound system

June 9, 2009

While it might be true that GE is the world leader in ultrasound machine sales, Toshiba has made huge strides in recent years and the company is now considering the fastest-growing in the ultrasound industry. That means that buying a pre-owned Toshiba ultrasound machine is a great choice if you want an affordable system that [...]

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