Sonosite M-Turbo

October 31, 2016
Sonosite M-Turbo

SonoSite M-Turbo

Portable Ultrasound Machine

Sonosite M-Turbo Features:

The SonoSite M-Turbo ultrasound system is a versatile, digital, and software controlled device. The M-Turbo is a  portable and innovative system has numerous configurations and features sets used to obtain and display real-time, high-resolution ultrasound images used for abdominal, nerve, superficial, vascular, cardiac, venous access, and pelvic views.

Sonosite M-Turbo Specifications:

  • Imaging Modes and Processing
  • Broadband, multi-frequency imaging.
  • 2D/Tissue Harmonic Imaging/M-Mode.
  • Velocity Color Doppler.
  • Color Power Doppler.
  • PW, PW Tissue Doppler, and CW.
  • Doppler angle, correct after freeze.
  • Image processing
  • SonoADAPT Tissue Optimization.
  • SonoHD Imaging.
  • SonoMB Multi-beam Imaging.
  • Advanced Needle Visualization.
  • Auto gain automatic image optimization.
  • Dual Imaging.
  • Duplex Imagine.
  • 2x pan/zoom capability.
  • Transducers
  • Broadband and multifrequency.
  • Linear Array, Curved Array, Phased Array, Multiplane TEE, and Micro-Convex.
  • Single frequency.
  • Cardiac Static Pencil.
  • USB Storage Formats.
  • MPEG-4 (H.264), JPEG, BMP, HTML.
  • Compatible with Mac and PC formats.
  • User Interface and Remappable Controls.
  • Softkeys to drive advanced features.
  • Programmable A and B keys: each can be assigned by the user for increased ease of use.
  • Alphanumeric elastomeric QWERTY keyboard.
  • Trackpad with select keys for easy operation and navigation.
  • Doppler controls: angle, steer, scale, baseline, gain and volume
  • Image acquisition keys: review, report, Clip Store, DVD, save.
  • Dedicated AutoGain and exam keys to allow quick activation.
  • Application-Specific Calculations.
  • Cardiac: Complete cardiac calculations package and patient report, including ventricular, aortic and atrial measurements, ejection fraction, volume, Simpson’s rule, continuity equation, pressure half-time, and cardiac output.
  • OB/GYN/Fertility: Diameter/ellipse measurements, volume, six follicle measurements, estimated fetal weight, established due date, gestational age, last menstrual period, growth charts, user-defined tables, multiple user-selectable authors, ratios, amniotic fluid index, patient report.
  • Vascular: Diameter/ellipse/trace measurements, volume, volume flow, percent diameter and area reduction, Lt/Rt CCA, ICA, ECA, ICA/CCA ratio, time average mean (TAM), peak trace, ICA/CCA ratio, angle correction, patient report.
  • IMT (Intima Media Thickness): Embedded SonoCalc IMT software automatic edge detection with mean and maximum thickness reporting.
  • Onboard Image and Clip Storage/Review
  • 8 GB internal Flash memory storage capability.
  • Potential to store 30,000 images or 960 2-second clips.
  • Clip Store capability. (maximum single clip length: 60 seconds.)
  • Clip Store capability via either number of heart cycles (using the ECG) or time base.
  • Maximum storage in ECG beats mode is 10 heart cycles.
  • Maximum storage in time base mode is 60 seconds.
  • Cine review up to 255 frame-by-frame images.

Power Supply

  • System operates via battery or AC power
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • AC: universal power adapter, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz input, 15 VDC output.

Measurement Tools, Pictograms, and Annotations

  • 2D: Distance calipers, ellipses and manual trace.
  • Doppler: Velocity measurements, pressure half-time, auto and manual trace.
  • M-Mode: Distance and time measurements, heart rate calculation.
  • User-selectable text and pictograms.
  • User-defined, application-specific annotations.
  • Biopsy guidelines.
  • External Data Management and Wireless
  • DICOM Image Management. (TCP/IP)
  • Print and Store.
  • Modality Work List.
  • Storage Commit
  • Modality Performed Procedure Step.
  • SiteLink Image Manager functionality.
  • SonoSite Education Key training video compatible.
  • SonoSite Workflow Solutions.
  • SonoRemote Control – Bluetooth wireless technology.

External Video and Audio.

  •  S-video (in/out) to VCR or DVD for record and playback.
  • RGB or DVI output to external LCD display.
  • Composite video output (NTSC/PAL) to VCR or DVD, video printer or external LCD display.
  • Audio output.
  • Integrated speakers.
  • Supported Peripheral Devices.
  • B/W video printer.
  • DVD recorder.
  • Barcode reader.


  • Weight: 6.7 lbs (3.04 kg) (without battery and transducer)
  • Dimensions: 11.9” L x 10.8” W x 3.1” H (30.2 cm L x 27.4 cm W x 7.9 cm H)
  • Display: 10.4” (26.4 cm) diagonal LCD (NTSC or PAL)

Other Information

  • Architecture: All-digital broadband multi-frequency imagining.
  • Dynamic range: Up to 165 dB.
  • Grayscale: 256 shades.
  • HIPAA compliance: Comprehensive tool set.

Final Thoughts

Are you looking for something brand new that compares to the SonoSite M-Turbo? Check out our comparison with the SonoScape X5 Portable ultrasound machine.

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