I’m a Board-Certified Veterinary Cardiologist with 10+ years of experience and have many years of concierge practice at this point.
I initially sought to purchase another mainstream cardiology system, but a representative asked me to demo the Mindray M9 at no cost – but wanted me to see it as, at the time, it was a brand new platform that hit the market and he wanted my thoughts. That immediately turned into me not wanting to send the demo machine back and asking to keep it.
I have now purchased two Mindray M9 ultrasound machines and remain extremely satisfied with the platform and both purchases. The functionality is intuitive, images are exceptionally clear and the system is highly portable. On average, I perform 15+ scans per day and am able to synch the images to the server (via WiFi) when I’m done with all of my patients for the day.
Image quality is high with a very clear color flow and spectral Doppler signals with very easy controls and scan pre-set options. The post-processing functionality is solid and there are several customized-setting buttons to allow your own optimal workflow (CINE time/beat duration can be set to various lengths, anatomic M-Mode, prospective save or retrospective save, etc.). The automated measurements are solid (computer-traced Simpson’s EF, automatic VTI trace, etc.) with a very easy manual override if the line is not exactly where it should be.
I have recommended this platform to several radiologists, internists, and numerous cardiologists – all of which have provided similar happy feedback to me regarding their selection. I am confident in my purchase and would certainly re-purchase this platform. If a my machine broke today and had to be replaced, I would order another M9 without hesitation.
Every representative I have interacted with though National Ultrasound have been top tier. Very knowledgeable of their products and profoundly helpful with any learning-issues or setting questions I’ve ever had.
- Brian A. Maran, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board-Certified Veterinary Cardiologist