A Solid Alternative to High-Priced 4D Ultrasound Machines
Medison has been in the 4D ultrasound game for longer than any existing company (including GE). In fact, the Voluson 730 was a Medison product before GE purchased the rights to it. Medison has done 4D since 1996, and GE entered the game 5 years later when it acquired the Voluson 730 line from Medison.
In other words, you have to take Medison seriously when you’re looking at a 4D women’s health ultrasound machine.
Enter the Accuvix XG. This is a mid-range cart-based ultrasound machine, with excellent 2D, 3D, and 4D image quality. Ideally this refurbished ultrasound is for those looking for a unit more modern than the Voluson 730, yet less expensive than the higher-end GE, Philips, and Samsung lines of 4D ultrasound machines.
More about the Accuvix XG after the video review:
Medison Accuvix XG Feature Review
One of the keys to the good 4D imaging on the Accuvix XG is its solid 2D imaging performance. You can’t, after all, get a good 4D image without a good 2D image. For this, the used Samsung Accuvix XG includes excellent image optimization features, including speckle reduction imaging, compound imaging, and full spectrum transducer technology.
For the 4D features, I explain the Smart Filter Volume Imaging feature in the video. This is a feature that can really bring out an excellent 4D image. It also includes HD Volume Imaging to assist in improved diagnosis in 3D images.
The Accuvix is also user-friendly with an articulating monitor, height-adjustable keyboard, and a nice touchscreen for easy manipulation and navigation.
Accuvix XG and Buying a Women’s Health Ultrasound Machine
The women’s health market seems like it’s flooded with a lot of machines that seem to do the same thing. It’s a tough decision when there are so many choices. This machine falls in a mid-price range and provides very good image quality as well as solid 4D imaging.
As I stated in the video, the 4D may not seem perfect at first, but it takes a little tweaking and proper use of the 2D imaging presets. Plus, the Smart Filter Volume Imaging does a nice job improving overall 4D image quality.
The Accuvix XG is a good choice for women’s health imaging… particularly for those looking for 4D imaging. The superficial image quality is very good for breast ultrasound, and its standard 2D imaging for OB/GYN is very good.
Transcript to Medison Accuvix XG Review:
Hi, I’m Brian Gill with Providian Medical, and this is the Samsung Medison Accuvix XG ultrasound machine.
The Accuvix XG is an affordable mid-range ultrasound machine that offers a nice choice for cart based 4D ultrasound, for full women’s health, vascular, and general imaging capabilities.
Although it’s very versatile machine, one of the key reasons people will consider the XG is 4D capabilities.
Now, Medison has been in 4D marketplace for a long, long time and it’s been synonymous with higher quality 4D imaging. However, on first use I honestly wasn’t terribly impressed with the 4D, but sometimes that’s a factor in the Samsung Medison units. What you need to do is make some adjustments, and the result is a very nice 4D image that competes with some of the better 4D ultrasound machines on the market.
Because as with any 4D ultrasound, the key is to get a really great 2D image first, and this gets a great 2D image. Then you get familiar with the different parameters for optimizing a 4D the image. And here what Medison has done is consolidate a lot of those parameters into nice little presets. In particular, it’s the Smart Filter Volume Imaging, which is a less intimidating way to achieve better image quality in 4D. This is an improvement over the way the older Volusons and Medisons, and other systems handled 4D image optimization.
This was intuitive and much easier to use for optimizing 4D, and 2D, and other imaging. The touch screen is nice. And some of the more advanced 4D imaging features allow you to sharpen or smooth an image much, much easier. Now for other things like vascular small parts, MSK this does a nice job and has really good superficial imaging capabilities, as many of those Medisons do.
In addition this is a very versatile unit for women’s health, has many of the advanced features and technologies that you don’t find with other lower priced, mid-range, lower end ultrasound machines. And a lot of the time these are features that can really make a difference in getting a quality ultrasound image and getting a good diagnosis.
Overall this a really nice machine. Samsung-Medison– those are two combined– this is called the Medison Accuvix XG, but you’ll see it listed as both. So overall, very nice system, really good 4D. It’s something you should definitely consider if you’re looking for a mid-range, cart based, women’s health ultrasound machine needing 4D capabilities.
I’m Brian Gill with Providian Medical, and that’s what you need to know about the Samsung Medison Accuvix XG ultrasound machine.