Dr. David Winchester, our colleague at Medgadget’s sister site EchoJournal, is attending the ongoing American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009 in Orlando, Florida. Via a company rep, he obtained some more details on the amazingly tiny GE Vscan portable ultrasound device that we recently covered. Additionally, GE has announced that the company is beginning clinical impact evaluations of the device at a number of hospitals in Italy and Spain to see how clinicians use it in everyday situations.
1 hour operational battery life, 1 hour to charge Interchangable battery with separate charger WIll have software to interface stills and videos with EMRs Stores clips as MPEG and stills as JPEG Storage appeared to be on a standard microSD memory card Data is not locked and could be downloaded onto any computer via the memory card CV, OBGyn, and Abd standard settings Easy thumb control for zoom and gain Voice recording at time of scan for patient info Color flow doppler on the entire screen Dock interface is very iTunes-like with files arranged by an assigned ‘study number’ Availability is supposed to be next year Price supposed to be under $10,000
Here again is a video we filmed at a GE event last month of a demonstration of the Vscan:
Press release: GE Healthcare collaborates with USP Hospitales in Spain, and Federico II, University of Naples in Italy, to evaluate latest ultrasound innovation …
Flashbacks: A Closer Look at GE’s Vscan Pocket Ultrasound ; GE’s New Ultra Small Ultrasound May Become as Ubiquitous as Stethoscope