The Philips ClearVue 550, is an economy priced shared service ultrasound machine that’s strengths are good image quality and workflow efficiency. The ClearVue 550 was launched in 2012 as the replacement for the HD7xe and is positioned in between the ClearVue 350, which has no articulating arm, and the ClearVue 650, which offers more standard features such as 4D which are options on the ClearVue 550.
The ClearVue 550 excels at obstetrics, gynecology, abdominal imaging and radiology where it’s workflow advantages speed up common exams. The Philips ClearVue 550 also has the best cardiovascular imaging available in the world at this price point.
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.
Medical Expert Ultrasound Review
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.
Philips ClearVue 550 Features
- Tilt-and-Swivel 17″ High Resolution LCD
- SonoCT Compound Imaging
- 4 transducer ports
- Simplified Interface
- Lightweight transducers
- Tissue Harmonics
- 2D, M-Mode, Anatomical M-Mode
- Trapezoidal Imaging
- PW/Color/Power Angio Doppler
- HPRF PW Doppler
- 3 USB Ports
- internal Hard Drive
- CW Doppler Option
- Duplex, Triplex
- HD Zoom
- XRES eXtreme Resolution speckle reduction imaging
- Cineloop review of ultrasound images
- Integrated multi-session CD/DVD Drive
- Ethernet port