Ultrasound Machine Price in India

“I need an Ultrasound machine for my diagnostic centre. What is the ultrasound machine price?” This is one of the most common queries we get at PrimedeQ.

Ultrasound machine price in India varies anywhere between ₹3 lakhs – ₹75 lakhs, depending on multiple criteria such as:

  1. Application/ Use
  2. Category – Entry Level, Mid-High End, Premium/Advanced
  3. Type & No. of probes
  4. Portable/ Console/Cart-based or Point-of-Care
  5. Software available
  6. Black & White or Colour Doppler
  7. Condition of machine – New or Pre-owned

Any choice one makes fundamentally depends on its usage or application intended. Which specialty and what type of investigations are going to be done? What category of patient – adult/ pediatric /neonatal? All of these case-mix variables decide which ultrasound machine, probes and other configurations will suit your purpose.

Of course the ultimate question remains – What is your budget?

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  1. Type of Ultrasound machine by Use / application – General Imaging or Specialty

Ultrasound machines are used for various applications such as Abdominal, OB/GYN, Breast, Small Parts, Cardiac, Vascular, Transcranial Doppler ( TCD), Pediatrics, Neonatal, Musculoskeletal, Urology, General Imaging, Fetal, Intraoperative, Venous, Superficial imaging etc.

A general imaging or shared-service ultrasound machine is capable of handling a broad range of investigations in all common applications such as abdominal, maternity, vascular, musculoskeletal, small parts, urology and even basic cardiac applications etc. On the other hand, ultrasound machines dedicated to specific specialties go deeper and possess features for advanced investigations in those specialties. E.g. GE Voluson series is for Women’s Health and GE Vivid is for Cardiac applications, while GE Logiq Series was for shared service or general imaging.

Some of the features e.g. Stress Echo, Auto IMT and Tissue Velocity Imaging (useful echocardiographic tool for quantitative assessment of left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function) – all cardiac requirements may be available or available as an option in shared service ultrasound such GE Logiq P5 but may not be available in entry level women’s health ultrasound machine such as GE Voluson P8. Similarly general imaging ultrasounds may have elastography, Auto Image Optimization for Doppler and contrast imaging capabilities but ObGyn focused ultrasound machines at the entry level may give them a skip.

On the other hand even entry level Women’s health ultrasound machines would feature HD Live option, Fetal Echo, Auto NT (Nuchal Translucency) measurement, Auto Follicle 2D/3D measurements because they are specialized Ultrasound machines for ObGyn. These are features only premium Ultrasound machines in general imaging category may have but entry level shared service ultrasounds will not have.

So one needs to be clear about how they are going to use the machine based on the patient case mix they are seeing.

Price difference – General Imaging & Specialty Ultrasound

Price of specialty focused Ultrasound machine price in India could be 25-50% higher for the same Category/level as compared to general purpose ultrasound machines (E.g. GE Voluson P8 for Women’s Health vs GE Logiq P7 or P9 for general imaging).

  1. Category or Tier

Ultrasound machines are generally classified into 3-4 categories – Entry Level/Economy, Mid-Range, High- End and Premium/Advanced.

As the category names suggest,

  • Entry level or economy ultrasound machines are capable of handling all the basic requirements in the specialties but come at the lowest price – e.g. Voluson P series.
  • The Mid-range machines are the most purchased category with all essential capabilities including some premium features and hardware as well as some premium on price. E.g. Voluson S6
  • The High-end machines pack-in most – but not all premium/advanced features and better hard-ware. E.g. Voluson S8 / Voluson E6
  • The Premium ultrasound machines usually feature the latest and best in features, software, hardware & connectivity available at the time and are the most expensive. E.g. Voluson E8/ Voluson E10.

What are the Ultrasound machines Price in India across the categories like?


Ultrasound machine price
Ultrasound machine price in India

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  1. Type & No. of Probes

An ultrasound machine may come with a range of compatible probes to deliver to its full range of capabilities. The no. and type of probes or transducers you need depends on the applications you are actually going to use it for. Transducer selection is one of the major factors contributing to Ultrasound machine price in India.

Types of probes

  1. Linear probes – are generally high frequency better for imaging superficial structures & vessels also called vascular probes. Linear transducers, for example, are used for things like vascular examinations, Breast, Thyroid, orthopedics, small parts and measuring body fat.

    GE Convex probe
    Convex probe
  2. Convex or Curvilinear probes – have widened footprint and lower frequency for transabdominal imaging & widen the field of view. Convex transducers are suitable for diagnosis of organs and abdominal examinations especially in urology, obstetrics & gynecology. Micro convex probes have much smaller footprint and typically used for neonatal and pediatric applications.
  3. Phase array probes – Phased Array Transducer has a small footprint and low frequency. Phased Array transducers are used for getting between ribs such as cardiac ultrasound, including Transesophageal examinations, abdominal examinations, Brain examinations etc.
    Micro convex array transducer
    Micro convex array transducer

    3D/4D volume probe
    3D/4D Volume probe
  4. Endocavitary probes – E.g. Transesophageal (TEE), transvaginal & trans-rectal probes are have a small footprint and are inserted through the related body orifices to examine organs more closely.
  5. Other specialized probes – like hockey stick, pencil probes, Intra-operative probes like T or L probes.
  6. 3D & 4D volume probes – help in more detailed imaging in terms of volume data acquisition, volume display & analysis and multi-planar imaging of organs. In other words, assessing multiple 2-D image planes simultaneously. 3D imaging allows fetal structures and internal anatomy to be visualized as static 3D images. However, 4D ultrasound allows us to add live streaming video of the images, showing the motion of the fetal heart wall or valves, or blood flow in various vessels. It can be seen as 3D ultrasound in live motion. Sophisticated software is used to harness the 2D data collected and create 3D and 4D presentations.

Transducer / Probe Price

A specific type of probe may not cover the entire range of frequency required. E.g. 1-6 MHz convex probe may be used for abdominal & ObGyn application. But a higher frequency range of 3-10 MHz Convex probe would be required for pediatric & neonatal scans.

Each additional probe is going to add to the cost of acquisition for the machine. Cost of transducers varies from company to company (generally Philips probes are seen to be slightly costlier than GE probes – may be because of a slightly higher frequency range they cover). Generally each new Linear or Convex probe would cost ₹1-2 lakhs, Volume & TVS probes could cost in the range of ₹3-4 lakhs or more and TEE probes could cost upwards of ₹15 lakhs. Used or refurbished probes would be cheaper.

  1. Portable, Console or Point-of-Care?

Once you have decided how you are going to use the ultrasound machine, the probes and the features you need, it is time to decide if a portable machine, as opposed to a stationary console, is the right choice.

In a multi-specialty hospital it needs to be clear if the machine is going to be moved around often between ICU, OT and OPD or even for camps. If so, you need a portable machine, as stationary console based sonography machine would be too cumbersome to move around and may get damaged. However, one must be aware that convenience of mobility comes at the cost of limited features, image quality, probe options and form-factor (smaller keyboard and display etc.)

While choosing a portable ultrasound, we have to be aware of the limitations and disadvantages. A portable ultrasound will:

  • Not have the same image quality and probe options as a console ultrasound,
  • Have limited software features and options as compared to a console ultrasound,
  • Have small keyboard and monitor like a laptop,
  • Could have similar footprint as a console ultrasound due to use of a cart to move it around.

Portable ultrasound machine are popular for their convenience, but price-wise they also range from economy to premium. In general portable ultrasound machines are less expensive than console-based ultrasound machines (Only about 20-25% lesser). GE Voluson i, GE Voluson e, GE Logiq e, Sonosite M-Turbo and GE Vivid i are some of the popular portable ultrasound machines. Philips CX50 considered the most premium portable colour Doppler machine costs as high as many a premium console-based machine.

  1. Software configurations

Even though you purchase a specialty focused machine and suitable probes, you may not be able to do all types of investigations unless it comes loaded with specified software. The software version also matters e.g. Logiq P5 BT 13 would be more updated as compared to BT11.

  1. Colour or Black & White

Black & White are basic models evidently with-out colour Doppler features. They are cheaper. A new Mindray DP-20 Black & White ultrasound machine costs around Rs 3-4 lakhs. Colour dopplers today have becomes basic requirement but if there is no cardio-vascular scan requirement a B&W 2D ultrasound machine would do just as well for basic abdominal, maternity and such other requirements.

  1. Type of Ultrasound machine by Condition

Discussion on Ultrasound machine prices in India is incomplete without mention on refurbished and / or used ultrasound machine prices. Ultrasound machine price in India varies based on condition of the machine as follows:

  • New
  • Refurbished
  • Used/ Second Hand

From our past experiences some or all of the following are the key factors that go into determining the purchase price of pre-owned equipment – The current market price of the new/original equipment, Age of the machine, Current working condition, Future maintenance cost and de-commissioning, transportation, and re-commissioning & General servicing as required to be borne by the buyer.

A new general imaging economy sonography machine with 4 probes (Convex, Linear, TVS and cardiac), could cost about Rs 10–12 lakhs and a similar used ultrasound machine may be available for Rs 6–7 lakhs. Click to see more details for all categories of Ultrasound machine price in India.

Ultrasound machine Price
Ultrasound machine Price in India

A refurbished machine usually costs around 65% of its original equipment cost. A used machine could cost anywhere between 25-50% of the original price depending on its Age and current working condition.

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