Saving money by buying preowned ultrasounds from lesser-known manufacturers

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.

Many years ago China had a reputation for producing lower quality products, but that doesn’t apply to its ultrasound equipment. Mindray and SIUI have more than 50 years of history combined, and both are longtime leaders in the ultrasound field in China. Only recently have the companies begun exporting their equipment outside of China, and the response from the global community has been overwhelmingly positive. Mindray and SIUI have earned strong ratings for quality, especially when you consider that their machines are often priced lower than their competitors. 

Another factor to consider when buying a pre-owned ultrasound system that was made in China is that these machines are likely to become more well known and in-demand in the years to come. So that means that you could realize a strong return on your investment down the road as it’s very possible you could resell the ultrasound machine for something very close to your original cost as demand for Chinese made ultrasound machines continues to rise.

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