New Technology In Ultrasonography

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New Technology In Ultrasonography

  1. 1. New Technology In Ultrasonography<br />GE’s Vscan Mobile Pocket Ultrasound <br />Jessica Carter<br />AHS-131<br />Professor Diane Bogart<br />
  2. 2. GE’s Vscan <br />3 inches wide, 5.3 inches long, 1 inch thick<br />This pocket ultrasound device has been touted to become the next “stethoscope” for clinicians!<br />
  3. 3. What is GE’s Vscan?<br /> Vscan is a pocket sized visual diagnostic (ultrasound) tool that provides black & white anatomic and color-coded blood flow images in real-time. The Vscan can record sound and store images. It’s about the size of an iPhone which makes it super portable! The only con for the Vscan is that it isn’t Wi-Fi device, which would be useful for store and forward. It does have a 4GB Micro-SD memory card so files can be uploaded to a computer and sent.<br />
  4. 4. Purpose of GE’s Vscan<br />To provide better patient care in more places<br />Speed up the diagnostic process in emergency situations<br />Provide excellent 4D images in real-time for an immediate look inside the patient’s body<br />Reduce costs to doctor and patient<br />
  5. 5. Areas of VscanUse<br />Emergency and Critical Care Departments<br />OB/GYN<br />Disaster Relief<br />Cardiology<br />Pediatrics<br />Possibility of use by EMT’s, Paramedics, and Medical Students<br />
  6. 6. Vscan Specifications<br />Vscan scanner and probe<br />Docking station<br />USB Cable<br />4GB Micro-SD memory card<br />Rechargeable battery<br />Global AC adapter with interchangeable plugs<br />Soft protective case<br />Access to Vscan website with full online education package<br />Vscan Gateway software<br />60g bottle of gel<br />Bottle of transeptic cleansing solution<br />
  7. 7. Vscan Price<br /> Since this piece of technology is so new (released February 15th, 2010) the pricing is being estimated at around $5,000 to $10,000. This is a huge savings over the traditional and bulky ultrasound machines doctors use today. The current machines can cost as much as $300,000. This pricing can tremendously cut healthcare costs without sacrificing quality in diagnostics.<br />
  8. 8. Video of Vscan in Use<br /> GE's engineering team explains the new Vscan handheld ultrasound.<br />http://www.ge.com/audio_video/ge/health/game-changing_technology.html<br />

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