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Pocket-sized Visualization Tool for Point-of-care Imaging

GE Healthcare have announced the availability of Vscan, a new, pocket-sized visualization tool developed to provide imaging capabilities at the point-of-care. Roughly the size of a smart phone, Vscan houses powerful, ultra-smart ultrasound technology that provides clinicians with an immediate, non-invasive method to help secure visual information about what is happening inside the body. Vscan is portable and can easily be taken from room to room to be used in many clinical, hospital or primary care settings.

ge-bling2The Vscan imaging device received 510(k) clearance in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the CE Mark by the European Union, as well as the Medical Device License from Health Canada and is now commercially available in the U.S., Europe, India and Canada.

“Having Vscan at my disposal at all times has allowed me to use ultrasound in a number of settings and with patients that I wouldn’t have anticipated before – from the ICU, to the outpatient clinic as well as with ambulatory patients,” said Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, Professor of Medicine, Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology and Director, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. “Vscan is more than a simple diagnostic tool. The handheld device should help physicians make treatment decisions more quickly. I believe the Vscan technology will play an important role in physical exams.”

“During our initial evaluation of approximately 100 patients using Vscan, we have been impressed with its image quality and ease of use,” said Jose L. Zamorano, MD, FESC, Director Cardiovascular Institute University Clinic San Carlos Madrid, Spain. “But even more important than that, we have experienced first hand the value of adding such a tool to our clinical and physical examination, adding clinically relevant information in roughly one out of every four patients. “

Published on: April 20, 2010

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