Weighing the Pros and Cons of More Expensive vs. Less Expensive Systems

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Every veterinary practice is unique. Each one has its own dynamic that includes the doctors, the staff, location, and of course, the patients. All of these factors contribute to the decision making process for each practice. Purchasing an ultrasound system is one of the biggest decisions a practice can make and to weigh the pros and cons of a more expensive model versus a less expensive model is an important step in that process.

The pros of purchasing a more expensive unit are numerous. For one, a more expensive system will have more technical options. More options mean the veterinarians can obtain different angles and images of the body part in question. Different angles and images can provide veterinarians with additional views of an injury or illness. That translates into a more accurate diagnosis with less guesswork and more confidence.

The more accurate the diagnosis the faster and more effectively the veterinarian can treat the issue. Another pro for the more expensive unit is also tech-related. The more expensive systems usually have a high level of technology and stand out in their ability to assist the veterinarian in their quest to heal the patient. The images are often more detailed with better resolution, allowing veterinarians to get a better look at the situation and make a better diagnosis.

Another benefit of the more expensive units is that physically they are capable of more. There are more attachments and tools and they are more easily mobile and usable. This enables veterinarians to transport and use their ultrasound systems much more efficiently.

The cons of purchasing a more expensive unit do exist, however. The most obvious, of course, is the cost. The cost of some of the ultrasound systems can be prohibitive, however, Choice Medical Systems has a dedicated and knowledgeable staff that is able to help you find the perfect payment plan for your practice.

The cost of a new system can still be more than your practice can comfortably afford. Moreover, a big ultrasound system may not be feasible for your clinic. A smaller, less complicated system may work better for your doctors and your clinic. A smaller system is sometimes easier to use and provides veterinarians a quick and easy way to get the information they need instantaneously and without a complicated procedure.

The Benefits of Going with Choice Medical Systems

Choice Medical Systems, which is the exclusive national distributor of Samsung Veterinary Ultrasound and the exclusive Southeastern Distributor of E.L Medical Ultrasound, is the premier ultrasound systems distributor. There are multiple benefits when choosing Choice Medical Systems for your ultrasound system.

First of all, Choice Medical Systems has the largest variety of ultrasound systems. That allows any practice, regardless of size and scope, to find just the right system for their practice. With so many options there is a system to fit any practice. Choice Medical Systems even has a multitude of refurbished ultrasounds systems. These refurbished systems allow you to choose from a larger range of products. This is important for any practice, especially in the event a certain model works best for your practice but the new version is just out of your price range.

Secondly, our dedicated team of professionals is always ready to assist you in choosing the perfect system for your practice. Our team members have a vast, in-depth knowledge of our products, and know just how to connect your practice with the perfect ultrasound system.

Lastly, Choice Medical Systems has a wide array of rental options. Renting an ultrasound system is a great way for your practice to try out a model and see what works and what they would like to change. Nothing like an in the field, trial run to see what works for your practice. All of these reasons, and more, make Choice Medical Systems an excellent choice for your ultrasound system.


“…You have looked out for us for so many years now, and it is comforting to know that we can always rely on you.  I am thankful that I have someone close by who genuinely cares about our ultrasound needs and about our well-being in general…”

Mitchell A. Crystal, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM;  Chief of Medicine, North Florida Veterinary Specialists, P.A.;  CE Chairman, Jacksonville Veterinary Medicine Society.

“I have known Chuck McCrary for over 20 years and he is a man of his word.  He stands by all of his sales and the equipment he sells. I have never been disappointed when dealing with Chuck.  I highly recommend Choice Medical Systems for all of your ultrasound needs.”

Clifford R. Berry, DVM, DACVR; Professor, Diagnostic Imaging, UF | Veterinary Hospitals

“Our clinic recently purchased an ultrasound machine through Choice Medical Systems.  With guidance from their expert staff, we ended up with a Hitachi Aloka system. Although I’m generally cautious about used equipment, in our price range this machine completely blew the competition away on image quality.  They delivered the machine quickly and spent a day patiently training three of our doctors on its use. We are up and running, and loving our ultrasound! I would definitely recommend Choice Medical Systems to other veterinary clinics looking to add or upgrade their ultrasound equipment.”

Rob Fox, DVM; Medical Director, Humane Society Naples

Ultrasound systems are one of the most important tools veterinarians use to help diagnose and treat their patients. Let Choice Medical Systems help you find the perfect system for your practice. Contact us today for a free quote.