When searching for a new ultrasound machine many ask how often should these systems be replaced or how long does an ultrasound machine last? According to industry experts, on average, ultrasound machines should be replaced every 5-7 years1.
Knowing that an ultrasound system typically lasts 5-7 years can be instrumental when purchasing a new machine. You’ll want to review the warranty options and costs for the duration of your ultrasound’s lifespan and factor that into the overall cost of ownership.
Large scale software products must constantly change in order to adapt to a changing environment. Studies of historic data from legacy software systems have identified three specific causes of this change: namely software maintenance, architectural evolution and software re-engineering. That means that without regular software enhancements, ultrasound machines may face out of date technology. Ultrasound updates, software fixes, and enhancements can cost an average of $10,000 per system annually, making an affordable system or set of systems unmanageable in the long run. You want to keep your ultrasound systems current and operating to their full potential.
When medical equipment breaks down, there are clinical implications and negative effects on workflow and productivity. Medical imaging companies know that the performance of their products profoundly affects the value of systems purchased and, more importantly, the quality of patient care. Service contracts can cost up to 10 percent of the system purchase price per year, and loss of revenue from decreased patient throughput when service issues arise can wreak havoc on capital budgets.
The Mindray Difference
Due to the power and flexibility of our software-based technologies, Mindray can provide regular upgrades and ongoing technical service support to our systems at no additional charge. We believe in our products and their reliability that we offer a five-year3 guarantee on all our ultrasound systems. This encompasses replacement parts (normal wear and failure) on main units and transducers, on-site labor for all cart-related repairs, and software updates4 at no additional cost. This warranty provides Mindray with the accountability to assure your systems’ reliability throughout the entire life cycle and provides your imaging department with some much-needed peace of mind.
Living Technology is Mindray’s approach to providing customers with easily upgradable ultrasound enhancements based on its unique and proprietary technologies. Often when new medical equipment is purchased, there exists a brief moment in which everyone wants that best new thing. Unfortunately, that excitement fades as newer technologies arrive. With Mindray ultrasound machines, that new technology feeling is here to stay. For the life of the warranty, each machine you purchase will maintain the same advanced technologies as a system purchased five years in the future. You won’t have any more systems collecting dust and costing dollars while falling out of date. These upgrades secure product investment protection by ensuring that Mindray’s products remain at the cutting-edge of imaging performance excellence throughout the system’s entire life cycle.
A Trusted Partner for a New Era
Mindray is dedicated to providing world-class solutions that meet the clinical and financial needs of a diverse range of healthcare institutions. Through it all, we are steadfast in our vision to provide better healthcare for all and a clearer vision for your future. Mindray offers innovative, leading-edge, accessible ultrasound solutions that empower you to provide the highest quality of care now and in the future. Experience peace of mind and see something better with Mindray ultrasound.
- Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica (updated 2019, December 26). Entry: Moore’s law, computer science. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/technology/Moores-law#info-article-history
- Standard 5 year warranty is available for systems purchased directly from Mindray North America. Warranties for systems purchased from Mindray authorized agents can vary.
- Upgrades, such as new application packages and hardware, are optional purchases