The shared service Philips ClearVue 550 is a mid-range ultrasound machine and a step-up from the Philips ClearVue 350 ultrasound machine. The used ClearVue 550 replaces Philips’ HD9 ultrasound machine with a smaller, lightweight ultrasound machine with better image resolution.
The refurbished ClearVue 550 adds SonoCT, an articulating arm to the 17″ high resolution monitor, panoramic imaging and 4 transducer ports over the ClearVue 350 ultrasound machine. These technologies justify the additional price added to the cost of the Philips ClearVue 550 for sale.
This is a very good mid-range ultrasound machine. It is limited in its versatility, offering only four transducers, but this serves well for its target market. All the probes on the Philips ClearVue 550 have a wide frequency range with very good image quality, which saves you money because you don’t have to purchase extra transducers to cover all the frequencies you need.
XRES on the Philips ClearVue 550 portable ultrasound machine uses a software algorithm to increase image resolution by reducing “speckle” (artifact) while brightening tissue in the image. The result provides a clearer image with higher contrast between hyper- and hypo-echoic regions.
Yes, the Philips ClearVue 550 can export images to an external DVD-writer, Flash memory, or hard drive for images, backup, and patient data.
“Point of Care” ultrasound machine refers to the rapidly growing group of clinicians performing and interpreting ultrasound at the bedside. This includes surgery, emergency medicine, Intensive Care (ICU) and musculoskeletal care. “Point of Care” ultrasounds provide rapid diagnosis, visualization of tissue, and needle visualization for procedures at bedside. Some medical schools are providing ultrasound machines to their students to carry around during their clinical rotations.