If you’re shopping for a veterinary ultrasound machine, you certainly don’t want to overpay or buy features that you will not use. In the same vein, you don’t want to spend good money on an ultrasound of lower quality, one that may be unreliable and need to be replaced in two-to-three years with little-to-no resale or trade-in value.
The cost of your ultrasound will ultimately depend on how you intend to use it:
• If you are looking for a basic ultrasound to get started, what are the must haves?
• Do you need a more capable system for performing cardiology exams?
• Do you need a portable system or is a console system a better solution?
• Regardless of what I am getting, what are my training requirements?
What are the most important factors that go into the upfront cost of an ultrasound system?
• Caseload and the Needs of Your Practice: Species Diversity, Types of Exams
• Portability Requirements: System Size and Functions
• Number and Type of Transducers
• What’s Included in the Standard Package including education options