Cleared by FDA in November, Vscan Air is designed to offer clear image quality, whole-body scanning capabilities and an intuitive software platform delivered in a small handheld device, according to a news release.
The company debuted the first Vscan color pocket-sized ultrasound in 2010. To date, there are over 30,000 Vscan platform devices in the field, GE Healthcare said.
Vscan Air is touted by GE Healthcare as one of the smallest and most lightweight handheld ultrasound devices on the market while offering exceptional image quality and advanced visualization software.
Among the Vscan Air benefits is the capability to complete both shallow and deep exams through a flip of the two-sided probe design, removing the need to switch probes in between or during clinical exams. Additionally, the user-tested software design presets for fast scanning, while a single-button probe offers easy image capture and freezing.
Users can pair the probe through an intuitive set-up and scan start-up to begin scanning immediately. At the same time, the system seamlessly shares auto-anonymized images with patients post-scan and keeps patient data within your individual network.
“Now more than ever, clinicians need smaller and smarter tools that increase access and efficiency both in and outside of the four walls of the hospital*,” GE Healthcare president & CEO of global ultrasound Anders Wold said in the release. “The Vscan Air exemplifies customer-driven innovation that enables more personalized care for patients worldwide. We pioneered handheld ultrasound when we brought the first pocket-sized ultrasound with color Doppler to market and now we see Vscan Air as delivering on the future of healthcare at a time when ultrasound has proven to be an essential tool at the point of care.”