GE releases new portable ultrasound product

GE Healthcare, which has its U.S. headquarters in Wauwatosa, has released the newest version of its portable handheld ultrasound device, called the Vscan with Dual Probe.

The 2-in-1 probe attached to the new version has two transducers, which provide both shallow and deep views of the body. The tool is meant to allow for faster and more efficient triage and workflow for clinicians.

Vscan is a hand held, smartphone-sized device that uses ultrasound technology to give a medical provider with a visual look inside a patient’s body. It is optimized to provide high-quality abdominal, urological, cardiac obstetric and pediatric imaging.

It can be used for inserting central or peripheral lines, completing focused heart and lung assessment exams, bedside cardiac evaluations on rounds, efficient assessment at admission and discharge, visualization of fetal heartbeats and quick assessments of fetal position or maternal status.

“We’re excited to unveil Vscan with Dual Probe—a first-in-market dual probe ultrasound device,” said Ajay Parkhe general manager of primary care ultrasound for GE Healthcare. “It builds on our experience in the global pocket ultrasound market to solve our customers’ biggest clinical and economic challenges. With this latest edition to the Vscan family, our pocket-sized ultrasound technology provides both deep and shallow scans to help healthcare providers make confident decisions quickly, impacting both cost and time. Just like the current Vscan, this new device is ultra-portable, very easy to use, has excellent image quality and allows the clinician to take a quick look, non-invasively, inside the patient. In addition, the Dual Probe version combines the sector probe with a linear probe in one device to conduct most of the standard ultrasound scans within minutes.”

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