The pace of innovation in medical imaging is breaking all the rules. Bigger is not better. Clearer image quality is not more expensive. In fact, there has never been a better time to buy an affordable ultrasound scanner. Companies like Clarius are on a mission to bring the highest quality imaging to the pocket of every medical expert. But not all ultrasound systems are made equal.
If you’re shopping for an economical ultrasound system that won’t break the bank, here are some considerations to help you choose wisely.
1. Go Small to Save Big
You could save 60 to 90% by choosing the latest handheld ultrasound device instead of a cart-based system. Plus, you’ll save on floor space. Clarius wireless scanners offer the same imaging presets, calculation packages and automated measurements that you’ll find in a traditional ultrasound system, for a small fraction of the price. You can choose from specialized scanner options – there’s one to suit the requirements of every clinician. Not sure which one is right for you? Let us connect you with an expert.
2. Get Reimbursed for Exams
If you’re practicing in the United States, review our CPT reimbursement guide for information on billing for ultrasound exams. Average Medicare reimbursement for ultrasound exams range from $25 to $200 – so you can expect a rapid and significant return on your investment (ROI) in a new handheld scanner. Since Clarius HD offers free Cloud management, storage and PDF reporting, keeping track of patient exams for billing is easier than ever.
3. Choose a Piezoelectric System
In an effort to cut costs, some ultrasound manufacturers are experimenting with silicon chip technology. While chip technology can be effective for whole-body scanning, it’s not ideal for many specialty applications that require fine detail and image clarity.
Clarius HD incorporates the same highly sensitive and widely trusted piezoelectric array transducer technology used by all high-end cart-based systems. Piezoelectric elements remain the best technology for deeper scanning and reduced noise. So, you’ll have consistent and reliable performance from a handheld ultrasound system.
4. Don’t Compromise on Image Clarity
Choosing a low-cost “one size fits all” system or a used laptop model with old technology often means you won’t get the image quality you need to make the best decisions for your patients. Clarius HD is built with cutting-edge Octal Beamforming for increased data processing to provide stunning details at high frequencies. With increased frame rates for deep imaging, you’ll get the smooth and sharp images you would expect from a new premium cart system.
5. Consider Financing Your Purchase
Sometimes you need to replace equipment in your practice even when cash flow is tight. For customers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, Clarius is now offering flexible financing options that can be tailored to your budget. With payments as low as $99 per month, you can own a new HD ultrasound system with an image you can trust for less than the cost of a coffee per day. To explore your options for financing, simply contact us today!
Read why Dr. Brian Driedger, a family medicine practitioner, recently switched to Clarius ultrasound after using a cart-based system for 20 years. While we’re biased, we think he made a wise choice.