In short: great system for a great price. In the M5 units we've sold, the overwhelming response is that it's an overachiever; customers are very pleased with the quality and performance they received for the price. It's easier to use than I'd expected, and the image quality makes it a serious competitor in the price/performance category. Think: new system, competitive performance for the price of a refurbished system in its price range. It's well-worth the price for nearly all markets. For cardiac, the price of this unit makes it hard to pass up.
Important note: The images you see are not clinical nor marketing images from some unrealistic lab setting. They're created in poor conditions yet provide impressive results. These are scans of my carotid as I was testing the system... and creating this review was an aftertought (I was sitting upright while holding the probe and manipulating the controls with the other hand). And because the conditions weren't ideal, I felt they were perfect examples of the MIndray M5's ease-of-use and its ability to provide great imaging with little-to-no effort.
In fact, these images were part of a training video I created for this system. You can get a free copy of this M5 training video when you purchase the system from GPS Medical. It's the only training video available on this system, and it's only available through GPS Medical (and it's free). With the purchase, you also receive free applications support. I've spent many hours delving into the depths of this system and you'll have a direct line to me. These are freebies that are not available through any other vendor.
<THIS VIDEO WAS UPDATED in the Oct. 25 Post found here>
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