We offer a large selection of tested, used ultrasound machines and probes for all modalities at reduced prices. Our focus is flexibility! If your requirements should change, we can provide multiple solutions to meet your every need. We carry a wide variety of systems from all major original equipment manufacturers, such as Siemens, Philips, Toshiba and GE.
From our many years of experience in supplying the healthcare industry with medical equipment solutions, we know the importance of a responsive and reliable service. For that reason, we offer next day shipment on all ultrasound systems and same day shipment on all probes.
Why buy secondhand ultrasound equipment from AGITO Medical?
At AGITO medical we realize the potential in buying secondhand ultrasound equipment, but also recognizes the risks which can be involved in a secondhand purchase – we want to reduce that risk for our customers!
Often there is no OEM warranty, and it can be difficult to determine how the equipment has been treated prior de-installation - and a visual inspection can only reveal so much. For that reason, we test each ultrasound system, including transducers, thoroughly before offering it to the market. This results in a reliable product that meets your expectations.
How do we test an ultrasound system and why?
Our in-house testing facilities make it possible for us to test and verify our systems before they are included in our inventory and before shipping.
At first, we test the electrical safety
The safety of the electrical wiring on the ultrasound system is tested in accordance with IEC-62353:2014* and the manuals from the OEM. This ensures a thorough test of the electrical wiring. At the same time, it ensures compliance to a key global electrical safety standard and the recommendations from the OEM.
The IEC-62353:2014 standard has been selected as the default standard to comply with at AGITO, which derives from IEC-60601-1, but it does not contain destructive testing. The IEC-62353:2014 is maintenance or periodic inspection standard, rather than an acceptance standard.
We use the Fluke Biomedical ESA615 safety analyzer to test our ultrasound. Fluke Biomedical is one of the leading test equipment manufactures, and this specific model allows for automated testing, which reduces human errors during the test process.
If you require another test standard, we can accommodate that request and perform the test in accordance with: (ANSI/AAMI ES1 (NFPA-99), (VDE751), IEC60601-1 2nd and 3rd editions, and AS/NZS 3551)
Secondly, we do functional testing
The functional test of the ultrasound system is conducted with regards to the accompanying documents from the OEM, and with guidelines from American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For the functional tests, of both systems and transducers, we use the CIRSinc 040GSE phantom. This allows us to test several key factors of both the system and transducer while maintaining a reference point. Key factors could be, but not limited to:
- Depth of penetration
- Vertical and horizontal distance measurement
- Axial and lateral resolution
- Grayscale contrast sensitivity
- Contrast resolution
The electrical safety and functional tests make certain that we test all aspects of the ultrasound system and transducer, which gives insight into the state of the system.