Choose the One from All- An Objective Review of Eagleview Ultrasound

Point of Care Ultrasound, Ultrasound | 0 comments

Samantha

Samantha

2021-06-21

review of Eagleview ultrasound scanner

POCUS Introduction

Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is now a game changing survey for patients in emergency department or critical care unit. The traditional ultrasound machines provide good quality of images but they are heavy and expensive. Especially in the era of COVID-19, a portable, easy-to-use and easily disinfected ultrasound machine is a must for physicians.

Choose the one from all PORTABLE ULTRASOUND MACHINES

To choose a suitable device for POCUS, I did a review chart of the brands and portable devices in the market. As a physician, both convex probe for abdominal survey and linear probe for vessel evaluation are necessary. Sector probe could be replaced with convex probe in critical care condition so that is not so important. Wireless feature is necessary in the COVID-19 era. Price is also an issue if your hospital cannot buy one for you.

 

Comparison of Portable Ultrasound Machines on the Market.

Wellue EagleView

SonoQue

LeSono

Calrius

GE Vscan

Philips Lumify

Butterfly

Alpinion

Transducer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual

V

V

 

 

V

 

 

 

Convex

 V

V

V

V

V

V

 

V

Linear

 V

V

V

V

 

V

 

V

Sector

 

V

 

V

 

V

V

 

Signal transmission

Wifi

Wifi

Wifi

Wifi

Wifi

Cable

Cable

Cable

Price range (USD)

3200

3200

4000

4900

4495

7000*

1999*

6000

Due to the limited ability to review, some companies may not be included.

Comparison of the Convex Probe for POCUS Use.

Model

EagleView

C5

Vscan air

LeSono LU700C

Lumify C5-2

IQ/IQ+

C1-6

Company

Wellue

(SonoStar)

Clarius

GE

Leltek

Philips

Butterfly Network

Alpinion

Made in?

China

Canada

US

TW

US

US

Korea

Array

Dual

Convex

Dual

Convex

Convex

Phased

Convex

Frequency

(MHz)

3.5/5

2-6

2-5

2-5

2-5

 

1-6

Max depth

30

40

24

18

30

30

30

Modes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B-mode

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

M-mode

V

V

V

V

V

V

CF

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

PD

V

V

V

 

V

V

PWD

V

1000 USD

V

 

US and Canada only

V

Size(mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Height

156

164

131

187

50

163

150

Length

60

78

64

74

30

56

62

Width

20

38

31

40

20

35

25

Weight(gm)

260

392

205

388

135

309

175

Signal transmission

Wifi

802.11g

Wifi

802.11n

Wifi

802.11n

Wifi

802.11b/g

Cable

Cable

Cable

Charging

Wireless

Battery charger

Wireless

Wireless

USB

Wireless

USB

Scan time

4 hours

60 min

50 min

4 hours

USB

2 hours

5 hours

Price

3200

4900

4495

4000

7000

1999

6000

Warranty

1.5 years

3 years

3 years

?

5 years

3 years

1 year

Annual fee

No

No

No

No

199×12*

420

No

Additional feature

Dual head

 

Military drop

 

SonoCT

4-foot drop compatibility

CF: color flow; PD: power Doppler; PWD: pulsed-wave Doppler.

*199USD per month for rental, including machine and pad.

Eagleview Ultrasound Scanner Review

Smartphone sized EagleView is compact and wireless. It is a suitable device for physicians doing POCUS every day and help doctors do sono-guided interventions, such as central venous catheter insertion, pigtail insertion or sono-guided biopsies, in critical care unit.

 

EagleView ultrasound scanner 1

The device I received was in a compact box, including a charger pad, brief manual and the EagleView itself. Then I did some scans on the patients and my self immediately.

 

Case 1: Vessel demonstration

 

Demonstration of left common carotid artery and internal jugular vein in B mode
Demonstration of left common carotid artery and internal jugular vein in doppler

Demonstration of the left common carotid artery and the internal jugular vein in B mode(left) and with color Doppler(right). This picture is suitable for sono-guided needle placement.

These were the images obtained from a 95-year-old man who was admitted to ICU for septic shock and we need to place a central venous catheter for him.

Case 2: Pleural effusion

Demonstration of bilateral pleural effusion 1
Demonstration of bilateral pleural effusion 2

Demonstration of bilateral pleural effusion. The left picture shows a small amount of pleural effusion with collapsed lung, diaphragm and spleen. The right picture shows a large amount of pleural effusion, diaphragm and liver.

These images were obtained from an 80-year-old man with heart failure and general edema. Chest film showed bilateral blunt costophrenic angles. We planned to place a pigtail to drain his pleural effusion out.

Case 3: Image quality check on health subjects

To check the image quality of EagleView, we do some scans on healthy subjects.

 

  1. Thyroid survey
Thyroid and common carotid artery in B mode
Thyroid and common carotid artery with color doppler mode

Thyroid and common carotid artery in B mode and with color doppler.

Thyroid isthmus and trachea.
Sagittal view of thyroid gland.

Thyroid isthmus and trachea.

Sagittal view of the thyroid gland.

Images of thyoid scan on a 35-year-old healthy man.

2. Abdomen review

Left lobe of liver

Left lobe of liver

Portal area

Portal area

Right lobe of liver

Right lobe of liver

Hepatorenal fossa

Hepatorenal fossa

Common bile duct

Common bile duct

Gall bladder

Gall bladder

Images of abdominal scan on a 35-year-old healthy man.

Conclusion

It’s a compact, lightweight, wireless portable ultrasound scanner with good quality of linear probe and fair quality of convex probe. The boot-up is quick within 30 seconds if you boot the device first and then open the smartphone app. However, the image quality is still not good enough to do the cardiac evaluation. The machine becomes warm after working for around 10 minutes. I dare not test its durability and still trying to find a box fit for it.

 

Generally, it’s a machine worth its price and could help doctors without an ultrasound machine or with really old ultrasound machines.

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