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Chison Buyers Guide

Ultrasound machines are one of modern medicine’s most powerful diagnostic tools. They provide imaging for every medical specialty and function in every part of the hospital system, from ER units to operating rooms.

Over the past decade, ultrasound system capabilities have evolved remarkably, largely thanks to the research and development efforts of companies like Chison.

Since its founding in 1996, Chison has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ultrasound machines. The company has over 450 patents and has played a pivotal role in the advancement of modern ultrasound technology.

This guide introduces the Chison brand and six of the company’s best ultrasound models.

About Chison

Chison is a leading ultrasound brand because it lives up to its company’s mission – to improve medical care through innovative technology and make everyone healthier.

The company operates from the strength of its research and development efforts and has been at the forefront of innovation for advanced imaging equipment.

You can find just about every type of ultrasound system on the market within Chison’s extensive catalog, including:

  • Cart-based Ultrasound
  • Portable Ultrasound
  • Handheld Ultrasound
  • Black & White Ultrasound
  • Shared Service Ultrasound

The array of Chison’s collection includes imaging for every medical specialty. Its devices have clinical applications for:

  • Cardiac
  • OB/GYN
  • Vascular
  • Urology
  • Abdominal
  • Small Parts
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Veterinary

Chison is a trusted partner here at Strata Imaging. We offer brand new Chison ultrasound machines at a significantly discounted price, comparable to that of refurbished units. And every Chison unit we sell is warranty-guaranteed.

Top 6 Chison Ultrasound Machines

Chison has been a global ultrasound manufacturer for over 25 years, producing some of the market’s most advanced ultrasound technologies to date.

While every machine in Chison’s catalog is worth mentioning, this guide highlights six of their best models – the SonoEye P1, the SonoBook 9, the SonoTouch 30, the ECO 3, the ECO 6, and the EBit 60.

Ultrasound Machine Details
SonoEye P1 Price Range:
Type: Portable, smartphone integrated
Monitor Size: NA
Imaging Modes: 2D
Probe Ports: 1
Controls: Smartphone or tablet 
Applications: MSK, Emergency Medicine, Vascular
Key Features: Work with Android smartphones and tablets, waterproof, B mode, M mode, PW mode, Color mode
SonoBook 9 Price Range: $25,000-$35,000
Type: Laptop, portable
Monitor Size: 15 inches
Imaging Modes: 2D/3D/4D
Probe Ports: 1
Controls: Buttons and trackball
Applications: Cardiac, shared-service, OB-GYN
Key Features: Virtual HD 4D, cardiac package, needle visualization, fast boot time
SonoTouch 30 Price Range: $10,000-$15,000
Type: Tablet, portable
Monitor Size: 10.4″
Imaging Modes: 2D
Probe Ports: 1
Controls: Touchscreen
Applications: Cardiac, shared-service
Key Features: Touchscreen, efficient workflow, cardiac package
ECO 3 Price Range: $4,000-$6,000
Type: Black and white, portable
Monitor Size: 12-inch
Imaging Modes: 2D
Probe Ports: 2
Controls: Knobs, button, trackball
Applications: OB/GYN, Urology, small parts, vascular, cardiac
Key Features: Rugged, 2-hour battery life, compound imaging
ECO 6 Price Range: $5,000-$7,000
Type: Suitcase style, portable
Monitor Size: 12-inch
Imaging Modes: 2D
Probe Ports: 2
Controls: Knobs, button, trackball
Applications: OB/GYN, Urology, Abdominal, general imaging
Key Features: 2D imaging, needle visualization, Auto IMT, Compound imaging, Speckle Reduction
EBit 60 Price Range: $15,000-$25,000
Type: Cardiac, portable
Monitor Size: 15-inch
Imaging Modes: 2D
Probe Ports: 2
Controls: Knobs, button, trackball
Applications: OB/GYN, Urology, small parts, vascular, cardiac
Key Features: Cardiac package, Speckle Reduction Imaging, AutoIMT, Compound Imaging, and Automatic Image Optimization

SonoEye P1

Chison SonoEye P1

Key Features:

  • Integrates with Android smartphones and tablets
  • Waterproof and spill-resistant for reduced wear and tear
  • M-Mode for accurate real-time measurements of various echocardiographic parameters
  • Pulsed-Wave (PW) and Color Doppler modes for enhanced visualization of blood flow

The SonoEye P1 is a portable, hand-held ultrasound machine ideal for quick-use applications like the emergency room and point-of-care diagnostic cases.

The SonoEye P1 is no bigger than a transducer, but it contains an impressive amount of imaging power within its small frame. In addition to Emergency Medicine, the SonoEye p1 has clinical applications for:

  • MSK
  • Vascular
  • Nerve
  • Lung
  • Small parts

The SonoEye P1 is a handy diagnostic tool for clinicians who are mobile and regularly image patients. Clinicians interested in a portable ultrasound with a wider set of advanced imaging capabilities may find satisfaction with the next Chison model on our list – the SonoBook 9.

SonoBook 9

Sonobook 9 ultrasound image

Key Features:

  • Virtual HD 4D
  • Cardiac package
  • Needle Visualization for precise needle and catheter placements
  • Fast boot time (<1 minute)
  • Price: $25,000 – $35,000

The SonoBook 9 is a portable ultrasound machine with fast processing speeds, advanced 4D imaging, and excellent cardiac imaging features. It has a sleek, laptop-style design that allows for easy transport around hospital grounds and between distant clinical locations.

While the SonoBook 9 excels in cardiac imaging, it is a fully shared service ultrasound with additional clinical applications for:

  • OB/GYN
  • Anesthesia
  • Vascular
  • Emergency Medicine

The SonoBook 9 uses Chison’s latest transducer technology to provide deeper tissue penetration, increased sensitivity, and an improved signal-to-noise ratio. As a result, clinicians receive scans with superior structural detail and crystal clear resolution, especially with hard-to-image patients.

Another distinguishing feature of the Chison Sonobook9 is its internal Solid State Drive (SSD), which provides incredibly fast access to data and excellent long-term storage. Using the Chison SonoBook 9, clinicians can instantaneously save loops, adjust image quality, change modes, and export files with nearly no lag.

SonoTouch 30

Sonobook SonoTouch 30 on a cart

Key Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Efficient workflow tools
  • Cardiac package
  • Price: $10,000 – $15,000

The SonoTouch 30 is a portable ultrasound machine with a sleek, tablet-style design ideal for easy transport in and out of exam rooms and between distant clinical locations. The device uses an intuitive 10” touchscreen tablet interface that can be controlled completely by touch, or by the attached stylus, much like an iPad.

Like the SonoBook 9, the SonoTouch 30 excels in cardiac imaging while also providing clinical applications for:

  • OB/GYN
  • Anesthesia
  • Vascular
  • Urology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiac

The SonoTouch 30 uses a touchscreen interface with a waterproof front panel that’s easy to clean and sanitize.

Clinicians can shorten exam times using the SonoTouch 30’s GoHub feature – a tool that allows users to quickly copy, paste, and transfer images, reports, and patient information to other devices.

ECO 3

Chison ECO 3 image

Key Features:

  • Rugged
  • 2-Hour battery life
  • Multiple Compound Imaging (MCI)
  • Speckle Reduction
  • Dual probe ports
  • EASYVIEW
  • Price: $4,000 – $6,000

The ECO 3 is a black and white portable ultrasound machine with an ergonomic design. It displays images on a 12” high-resolution LED monitor that is adjustable to achieve optimal viewing angles. It’s also fitted with dual-probe ports, allowing users to switch seamlessly between transducers while scanning.

The ECO 3 keeps patient data organized with EASYVIEW – a built-in image archive system that allows users to quickly store, retrieve, and transfer patient scans to other devices.

The ECO 3 is a shared service ultrasound and supports clinical applications for:

  • Cardiac
  • OB/GYN
  • Urology
  • Small Parts
  • Vascular

This machine is well-regarded for its rugged durability. It has a water-resistant keyboard cover that provides excellent protection from spills, splatter, wear and tear.

The ECO 3 is an excellent option for health teams requiring advanced imaging on a conservative budget, as it has a tremendous price-to-performance profile. In addition to shared service functionality, the ECO 3 has an impressive array of advanced imaging capabilities, such as Multiple Compound Imaging (MCI) and Speckle Reduction.

Multiple Compound Imaging decreases the sidewall effect of the edge on tissue and makes the edges of organs more distinguishable to improve the overall quality of the image. Speckle Reduction removes noise, suppresses speckle, smoothes the ultrasound image, and refines the edges for greater clarity.

The ECO 3 is also one of a few machines at its price point with Pulsed-Wave (PW) Doppler – an advanced doppler mode that allows clinicians to accurately measure the velocity of blood in a precise location and in real-time.

There aren’t many negatives when it comes to the ECO 3. However, this device uses a 2D image mode and isn’t capable of 3D/4D imaging. Clinicians interested in a Chison machine with 3D/4D imaging may find satisfaction in the Ebit 60, discussed later in this guide.

ECO 6

Chison ECO 6 image

Key Features:

  • 2D Imaging
  • Needle visualization
  • Color Doppler
  • Auto IMT
  • Compound Imaging
  • Speckle Reduction
  • Price: $5,000 – $7,000

The ECO 6 is Chison’s latest model in its ECO line. It ups the ante on its predecessors with enhancements in the system’s architecture, image quality, and processing power.

The device is a portable, suitcase-style ultrasound machine with an easy-to-operate user interface and a rotatable LED monitor.

Within its compact frame, the ECO 6 holds clinical applications for:

  • OB/GYN
  • Cardiac
  • Urology
  • Abdominal
  • General Imaging

The ECO 6 is essentially the high-end version of the ECO 3 with color Doppler and faster processing speeds. It has an impressive array of advanced imaging capabilities for a machine at its price point and is extremely affordable compared to other leading manufacturers.

The ECO 6’s suite of standout features includes Auto IMT. This advanced tool automatically traces the intima and measures the thickness of the intima, allowing clinicians to measure the intima faster, more easily and more accurately.

The device also features speckle reduction – a tool that improves the quality of B-Mode scanning by reducing artifacts.

EBit 60

Chison EBit60 image

Key Features:

  • Cardiac Package
  • Speckle Reduction
  • Auto IMT
  • Compound Imaging
  • Automatic Image Optimization
  • Price: $15,000 – $25,000

The EBit 60 is a full-featured portable ultrasound machine with a broad scope of advanced imaging capabilities and transducer compatibility. It excels in cardiac imaging and also has clinical applications for:

  • Orthopedic
  • Trauma
  • Emergency medicine
  • MSK
  • Vascular
  • Cardiac

When it comes to cardiac ultrasound machines, the EBit 60 has one of the best price-to-performance ratios on the market. It offers the same great performance as new cardiac models from leading brands like Philips and GE, but at a much more affordable price (albeit without all their bells and whistles).

The EBit 60 provides premium image quality using a Quad-beam former – a breakthrough imaging technology that doubles the volume of transducer signals and increases image resolution, allowing clinicians to diagnose with greater accuracy and confidence.

The EBit 60 is also capable of Virtual HD 4D, which provides remarkably clear, high-definition images in real-time. For instance, with Virtual HD 4D, expecting parents are able to see live 3D video of their baby’s face in the womb.

Overall, the EBit 60 is a fantastic option for clinics looking for advanced imaging equipment on a conservative budget.

Chison Ultrasound Machine Benefits

Chison ultrasound systems come with a range of benefits that provide versatile, accurate diagnostic imaging performance across various clinical settings. Some important benefits include:

  • Applications
  • Ease of use
  • Technologies and features
  • Dependability and Quality
  • Affordable price

Chison Applications

Chison manufacturers ultrasound systems for the following clinical applications:

  • Cardiac
  • OB/GYN
  • Vascular
  • Anesthesiology
  • Abdominal
  • Small Parts
  • Urology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Pediatrics
  • Orthopedic
  • Trauma
  • Nerve
  • Lung
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Point-Of-Care
  • Veterinary

Chison Ease of Use

Chison puts a lot of effort into enhancing the ease of use of its devices, allowing clinicians to perform quick and seamless ultrasound exams for their patients.

Ease of Use Design Features:

  • Workflow efficiency tools allow users to switch between imaging modes and use advanced features at the touch of a button or with very few keystrokes
  • Performance features include fast processing speeds that allow users to save and send cine clips with very little delay
  • Walk-up usability allows users to perform standard ultrasound exams without the need for extensive training
  • Intuitive controls allow users to seamlessly navigate their Chison devices
  • Fast boot times allow users to use their Chison devices shortly after powering them on
  • Ergonomics refers to the design of Chison systems which make them comfortable to use from various sitting and standing positions and monitor viewing angles
  • Battery life for Chison units allows for multiple cord-free uses in between charging
  • Custom presets help guide clinicians through routine ultrasound exams

Chison Technologies and Features

The array of Chison’s advanced imaging technologies and features includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Auto Intima-Media Thickness (IMT) feature gives automatic measurements of anterior and posterior walls for accurate carotid status
  • FHI is an innovative harmonic imaging technology that maintains the image resolution when imaging larger, hard-to-image patients
  • 4D/virtual HD provides high-definition video of patient anatomy in real-time
  • Continuous-Wave (CW) Doppler improves accuracy when measuring high-velocity blood flow
  • Color Doppler allows for rapid visualization of blood flows, velocities, and volumes; a useful tool for detecting defects in the atria and ventricles
  • Q-Beam doubles the volume of transducer signals for deeper penetration and increased image resolution
  • Q-Image uses innovative algorithms combined with fast frame rates to significantly strengthen the image quality
  • Needle Enhancement for precise needle and catheter placements
  • Elastography displays tissue stiffness in real-time to provide clinicians with additional diagnostic information when scanning organs like the liver and breast

Chison Dependability and Quality

Chison ultrasound machines are durable, high-quality devices that provide consistent performance for both standards and demanding imaging needs.

At Strata, we offer warranty coverage for every Chison unit we sell. And in the event of machinery failures, our repair team provides fast, reliable service our customers can depend on.

Affordable Price

Chison offers extremely competitive pricing compared to other major brands like Siemens, GE, and Philips. Their machines may not have all the bells and whistles found on devices from other leading manufacturers. Still, they include all the advanced features that are critical to high clinical performance, making them a great choice for most clinics.

Chison Ultrasounds Machines in Stock at Strata Imaging

In addition to the six Chison ultrasound models compared in this article, Strata Imaging offers complete rental, maintenance, repair, and sale of almost every type of ultrasound machine and related peripherals to all 50 states.

Browse our extensive catalog of ultrasound equipment to find the best fit for your medical practice.

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