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Chison SonoBook 9 Ultrasound Machine

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The SonoBook 9 is Chison’s advanced portable ultrasound machine. As one of the most versatile and affordable mid-range to high-end portable ultrasound machines, the Chison SonoBook 9’s notable features are image quality, speed, and price.

When it was released in 2017, the laptop-style Chison SonoBook 9 ultrasound system’s most notable breakthroughs were in advanced cardiac and vascular imaging, however, the SonoBook 9 also operates well for a shared service portable ultrasound. The SonoBook 9 has been successful in many markets, specifically mobile, MSK, orthopedics, OB/GYN, and emergency medicine.

Price starting at $14,900

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The Chison SonoBook 9 ultrasound’s cardiac capabilities are among the best in this price range. Yet, this also excels at more than cardiac imaging. The vascular imaging performed by the SonoBook 9 is diagnostically advanced, and it has also been adopted by professional sports teams for use in their training facilities as an orthopedic/MSK ultrasound.

Image quality for the SonoBook 9 is optimized by using advanced technologies, including: compound imaging, needle visualization, speckle reduction imaging. Key unique features include IMT, Tissue Doppler, and prospective/retrospective cineloop saving. Additionally, it features some of the highest frame rates of any portable cardiovascular ultrasound machine.

With an internal Solid State hard drive (SSD), the SonoBook portable ultrasound machine is among the fastest machines we tested. Saving loops, changing modes, adjusting image quality, exporting, etc, are all nearly instantaneous. Most notable: there is almost no lag when saving cine clips, which is a key issue with most portable ultrasound machines.

Key notable features include:

  • Fast boot up speeds (<1 minute)
  • 4D OB Imaging with VirtualHD
  • Transducer support for over 27 probes
  • Instant switch between different ultrasound modes and measurements
  • AIO (Automatic Image Optimization for B-Mode and D-Mode)
  • Auto Measurements including Auto IMT, Auto NT, Auto-trace for PW and for follicles and breast lesions

Chison SonoBook 9’s durability and design is similar to Mindray and generally better than comparable portable ultrasound systems from GE’s Vivid and Logiq lines.

The SonoBook 9 price is less expensive than its closest competitors, which include the Mindray M9, Philips CX50, and GE Vivid iq. When compared to other affordable ultrasound machines, the SonoBook’s cardiac imaging was quite a bit better than the Chison EBit 60, Mindray M7, GE Logiq e, GE Vivid e, GE Vivid i, and SonoScape S8 Expert.

Active Probe Ports





DICOM Options

MPPS, Print, Store, Structured Reports, Worklist


12 lbs, 14" x 14" x 3"



Export Options

AVI, BMP, DICOM, JPG, Network Storage, USB


3D/4D, 4D Virtual HD (HDLive), Anatomical M-Mode, Auto Optimization, AutoIMT, Color Doppler, Compound Imaging, DICOM, Directional Color Power Doppler, Elastography, HPRF, IMT, M-Mode, Needle Visualization, Panoramic, Power Doppler, PW Doppler, Speckle Reduction, Stress Echo, Tissue Doppler, Tissue Harmonics

HDD Size


Imaging Modes

2D, 3D/4D

Max Cine Memory

256 Frames

Maximum Depth (cm)



"15"" HD LED"

PC Export Formats


Power (USA)

100-240V, 50/60 Hz

Primary Applications

Anesthesia, Cardiac, OB/GYN, Small Parts, Urology, Vascular







USB Ports


Video and Output Options

DVI, Ethernet, S-Video, USB, Wireless



Year Built


Probe Type of Array Bandwidth
Chison C3-V Convex 2.0-6.8 MHz
Chison CW2-V Pencil 2.0 MHz
Chison E6-V Endovaginal 4.0-12.0 MHz
Chison E7W-V Endovaginal 4.0-15.0 MHz
Chison L10i-V Linear 6.0-16.0 MHz
Chison L12-V Linear 7.0-18.0 MHz
Chison L12b-V Linear 7.0-18.0 MHz
Chison L18-V Linear 11.0-23.0 MHz
Chison L7-V Linear 4.0-15.0 MHz
Chison L8M-V Linear 4.0-15.0 MHz
Chison L8M5-V Linear 5.0-14.0 MHz
Chison MC3-V Microconvex 2.0-6.8 MHz
Chison MC6-V Microconvex 4.0-12.0 MHz
Chison P2-V Sector 1.5-5.3 MHz
Chison P5-V Sector 2.0-8.0 MHz
Chison R7-V Rectal 4.0-15.0 MHz
Chison T5-V Transesophageal (TEE) 4.0-6.0 MHz
Chison VC4-V Convex 2.0-6.8 MHz

The SonoBook 9 was Chison’s entrance into the mid- to high-end portable ultrasound machine category. Chison’s goal was to create a machine priced lower than refurbished high-end portable models from Philips and GE. However, they surprised us by creating an affordable ultrasound machine whose performance is comparable with new and refurbished systems of those same lines. The addition of 4D Obstetric with VirtualHD make the SonoBook 9 the most versatile of these products.

Chison hit a sweet-spot of image quality, speed, and price with the SonoBook 9. It is an excellent choice for mobile companies and clinics with tight budgets because they will not sacrifice quality for price.

The new SonoBook is Chison’s first laptop-style ultrasound machine and has a single probe port.

Unlike other ultrasound machines, the SonoBook has a very slow pause when saving prospectively. The pause is short enough that most users don’t recognize that it occurred. Other ultrasound machines typically have a long pause while the clip saves to disk.

Reliability is one of the key reasons we carry the Chison Brand. Because Probo Medical handles the service issues, it’s very important for us to have a brand that we can stand behind.

All portable ultrasound machines have some plastic in their design. Most importantly on a portable is the exterior shell and general skeleton of the machine. The SonoBook is the most durable of all Chison ultrasound machines.

The SonoBook competes most closely with the Mindray M9, which also has excellent cardiovascular image quality. However, the price of the SonoBook is significantly lower than the top offerings from GE, Philips, and Mindray.

Yes, the SonoBook can export to USB, external hard drive, or network in PC and DICOM formats.

Yes, the SonoBook has DICOM SR for these modalities as well as other popular modalities.

You can find the Chison SonoBook9 brochure below. Probo Medical has a large inventory of owner’s manuals and brochures, contact us today for more information.

In Probo Medical’s Chison SonoBook 9 training series, you’ll learn the knobology, setup, and networking of the popular Chison SonoBook 9 portable ultrasound machine.

This first video in the SonoBook 9 training is a must-see. It provides the base knowledge of getting around the system and how to access various parts of the machine. This is an important video to watch, as subsequent training videos build on the knowledge taught here.

This second installment of the Chison SonoBook 9 training series gets you started on creating a patient, starting an exam, using the machine for 2D imaging and how to optimize your image and save a custom preset.

Because this covers 2D imaging, many of the buttons and controls on the system are discussed, and this is also knowledge that you’ll need for the subsequent training videos on the Chison SonoBook 9.

The SonoBook 9 has multiple Doppler modes, including Color, Pulsed Wave, Continuous Wave, Color Power, and Tissue Doppler. These modes, in addition to M-Mode and Anatomical M-Mode are discussed in this section of Chison SonoBook 9 Ultrasound training. A brief section on using the Stress Echo functionality is also discussed.

The SonoBook 9 has many different ways of taking measurements on your images, and also has some automatic functions to help make your workflow more efficient. Learn how to take advantage of the different measurements and calculations, as well as how to use the annotations packages on the Chison SonoBook 9.

The Chison SonoBook 9 is one of the more straightforward and easier systems to allow you to review reports, view images, and export to USB or DICOM. The speed of the system translates to quick export and DICOM transfer over ethernet. This part of the SonoBook 9 ultrasound training series will show you how to use all these tools.

DICOM setup and customizing is the focus of this final portion of our Chison SonoBook 9 Ultrasound Training series. Setting up DICOM on this system is relatively easy if you’re prepared with the appropriate information from you IT department and DICOM/PACS provider.

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