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GE Releases New Portable Ultrasound The Vscan Extend

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GE Releases New Portable Ultrasound, The Vscan Extend

GE Healthcare the company that wowed the world with its tiny Vscan ultrasound a number of years ago is unveiling a new device for performing ultrasound exams in a variety of settings The Vscan Extend features two ultrasound probes built into the transducer head which is connected via a wire to a smartphone-like touchscreen displayThe device weighs just under a pound (400 grams) and is small enough to fit into a pocket Thanks to DICOM integration it can connect to a hospitals PACS (picture archiving and communication system) and upload images seamlessly to keep on recordThe device is intended for multiple clinical use cases including measuring bladder volume and for assessing heart failure patients or as can be seen from the picture below checking for pleural effusion or pneumothorax Though it has not yet been evaluated for use during transport it should be useful for clinicians working in the field including for military medics and physicians supporting professional sporting events

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