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GE VSCAN Extend Ultrasound Machine


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The GE Vscan Extend is a pocket-sized ultrasound with the world’s first touchscreen interface like your smartphone. Not like a previous flip phone style, Vscan with Dual Probe or Vscan, the GE Vscan Extend comes in a sector or dual probe configuration. Those two respective sector and linear probe options support similarly to the 8L-RS on the Vivid e, and the 3S-Rs probe on the Vivid e. The field-of view of the sector probe for black-and-white imaging is up to 70 degrees with maximum depth of 24cm. Color flow sector represents blood flow within an angle of up to 40 degrees. Additionally, the field-of-view of the linear probe for black-and-white imaging is aperture width of 2.9cm with maximum depth of 8 cm. Color flow linear represents blood flow over image with full aperture and entire depth.

The GE Vscan Extend provides the same clinical coverages like the previous Vscan with sector probe and Vscan with Dual Probe including cardiac, abdomen, carotids, thyroid and lungs.

The GE Vscan Extend is a smart phone type that is much familiar with current smart phone users with easy connectivity and a thumb-controllable user interface. One of most improved advantages from the previous Vscan is that the GE Vscan Extend easily integrates handheld ultrasound imaging with the hospital’s wireless network and DICOM – based on documentation and reporting.

Exams can be manually labeled with patient information. The GE Vscan Extend synchronizes on-board DICOM Modality Worklist on request (option available with DICOM configuration). Such worklist supports consistent labeling of images, videos and exams before exporting to DICOM PACS. Archived data is stored in the GE Vscan Extend memory and can be backed up on a microSD or microSDHC card with generic formats: jpg for still frames, mp4 for videos. All data is stored in examination folders that can be linked with patient information, and can be recalled for review. All saved data will be secured with FIPS 197 compliant database encryption (SQL Cipher with PBKDF2 – based key generation and AES-256 bit encryption).

General Product Information - Disclaimer

All items mentioned below including probes, accessories, options, features and similar properties are solely meant to provide general information about the maximum capability of the product. Some or all features mentioned may not be included in the listed price. Please contact us directly for accurate pricing per each additional feature.

Review

GE Vscan Extend Review:

The flip phone became outdated and now most people are used to living with a smart phone that much more intuitive, simple and fast. The GE Vscan Extend is shaped exactly like your smart phone and provides a similar interface such as tap and swipe through simple screens. Like a smart phone, its extended Apps with larger memory capacity increase clinical utilities and assessment accuracy with easier and more convenient workflow.

The probe, cable and system are one piece like the previous Vscan series, but the GE Vscan Extend easily and completely enables to clean and sanitize itself. Otherwise for clinical application points of view and line of transducer sets, it is the same as the GE Vscan and the GE Vscan with Dual Probe. However, if customers in hospitals emphasize the importance of seamless documentation with wireless DICOM data transfer, the GE Vscan Extend would be a good solution.

The GE Vscan series are all-in-one piece types of handheld ultrasound. However, GE’s competitors are moving fast. Handheld ultrasound solutions connected to smart device are getting popular with both wired and wireless functions. One of most competitive personal ultrasounds is the Lumify from Philips. The price point is similar, but the Lumify connects and displays larger resolution image on tablet devices. The other strong competing personal ultrasound is iQ from Butterfly. Butterfly iQ applies totally new transducer technology with new and unprecedented materials, not using conventional ceramic material anymore. Furthermore, the Butterfly iQ with one probe solution provides linear, convex, and phased array solutions. Only one critical issue of the Butterfly iQ is that it is not yet launched into the market.

Probes

GE Vscan Extend Probes/Transducers:

Two transducers(sector and linear) or one sector in a single probe
• Phased array transducer for deep scanning: Bandwidth from 1.7 to 3.8 MHz
• Linear array transducer for shallow scanning: Bandwidth from 3.3 to 8.0 MHz

Features

GE Vscan Extend Features:

• Vscan Extend device with either sector probe or dual probe
• Global AC adapter with interchangeable region-specific plugs
• One rechargeable battery
• USB cable
• Two MicroSD memory cards
• Soft case
• Use manual
• Hardcopy Quick card
• Gel (60g bottle)
• Distance measurement
• Assisted bladder volume measurement (Vscan extend app available through GE Marketplace)

Accessories

GE Vscan Extend Peripheral Options:

• Additional soft case
• Robust case to carry complete Vscan Extend set
• Robust case to carry only scanner, gel, and potential extra battery
• External battery charger
• Additional battery
• Additional AC adapter
• Hardcopy user manual

Options

GE Vscan Extend Options:

• Additional soft case
• Robust case to carry complete Vscan Extend set
• Robust case to carry only scanner, gel, and potential extra battery
• External battery charger
• Additional battery
• Additional AC adapter
• Hardcopy user manual
• GE Market place
• Vscan Web Portal
• DICOM – Verify, Modality Worklist, and Store (Optional available with DICOM configuration)

Applications

GE Vscan Extend Applications:

• Cardiac
• Abdominal
• Renal
• Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Urology
• Fetal
• Evaluation of presence of fluid
• Peripheral vascular
• Procedure guidance for arterial and venous vessels
• Imaging guidance for needle/catheter placement
• Thoracic/lung
• Thyroid and other small organs
• Long bone
• Hip and knee joints
• Pediatric

FAQ

GE Vscan Extend FAQs:

GE Market Place (available option with Wi-Fi Access or DICOM configuration) is a host of Vscan Extend apps available over the internet, and lets customers’ access available apps for the GE Vscan Extend with screenshots and additional information before download. Apps selectively downloadable over the internet for installation on the device.

Vscan Web Portal is an online service to enhance the Vscan experience by providing resources from product information to clinical and service support. Also, the Vscan Web Portal is allowed to learn specific application references and product education, including an interactive basic ultrasound anatomy section, probe placement tips and reminders, and example images. In addition, the GE Vscan Extend enables users to enjoy more education resources including webinars, further online programs, and training opportunities on the Vscan Web Portal.

Year Launched

2016

Estimated Market Price

Economy

Monitor

5.7" LCD

Tilt/Rotate Adjustable Monitor

No

Monitor Resolution

2560*1440

Image Size Resolution

 

Touch Screen

Yes

Trackball or Trackpad

Touch Screen

CP Back-Lighting

N/A

Weight

321 grams

Probe Ports

1

Battery

Yes(Standard)

Boot-Up Time

less than 10 sec

Sleep Mode

Yes

Maximum Depth of Field

24cm

Minimum Depth of Field

 

Cart

No

Independent Steer & Lockable Wheels

N/A

2D, M mode

Yes

M-color Flow Mode

Yes

Anatomical M-mode

No

Trapezoidal Mode

No

Color, Power Angio, Pulse Wave Doppler

Yes Color only

Bi-directional Power

No

SCW Doppler

No

Tissue Doppler(Velocity) Imaging

No

Freehand 3D

No

Live 3/4D OB/GYN

No

HD Live

No

STIC

No

Live 3D Echo

No

Stress Echo

No

Strain and Strain Rate

No

B Flow

No

Panoramic Imaging

No

Contrast Imaging-Cardiac

No

Contrast Imaging - General Imaging

No

Strain-based Elastography

No

Shear Wave Elastography

No

Tissue Harmonic Imaging

No

Spatial Compounding(=CrossXbeam)

No

Speckle Reduction (=SRI)

No

Auto Image Opt(B mode)

No

Auto Image Opt(Doppler)

No

Write Zoom

No

Triplex Mode

No

Needle Enhancement or Needle Recognition

No

Auto NT Measurement

No

Auto Follicle 2D Measurement

No

Auto Follicle 3D Measurement

No

Auto IMT

No

Auto IMT (Real Time)

No

Automated B/M/D Measurement

No

Automated LH Measurement(Automated Function Imaging(AFI), Cardiac Motion Quantification(CMQ), or Auto EF(Ejection Fraction)

No

Live Dual (B/BC) Mode

No

SmartExam or Scan Assistant

No

Fusion

No

Raw Data File

No

Flexible Report

No

Barcode Reader

No

Gel Warmer

No

Abdominal

Yes

Women's Health Care

Yes

OB

Yes

Fetal Echo

No

Vascular

Yes

TCD(Transcranial)

No

Small Parts

Yes

MSK/Anesthesiology

Yes

Pediatrics

No

Urology

No

Echocardiography_Adult

Yes

Interventional Cardiology

No

Echocardiography_Pediatric

No

Echocardiography_Neonate

No

Stress Echocardiography

No

Transesophageal Echo_Adult

No

Transesophageal Echo_Pediatric

No

Internal Medicine w/ Shared Service

No

Surgury

No

Interventional Radiology

No

Contrast Imaging_General Imaging

No

Contrast Imaging_Cardiac

No

Bowel Imaging

No

Strain Elastography

No

Shear Wave Elastography

No

Convex (1~6Mhz)

No

Convex (2~9Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Convex (1~6Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Convex (2~9Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Micro Convex

No

2D Arrary 3D Convex

No

Micro Convex (5~8Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Endocavity_Straight Type

No

Endocavity_Curved Type

No

BiPlane Endo Rectal

 

Biplane Micro Convex (3~10MHz)

No

3D Convex

No

3D Convex Light Weight

No

3D Endocavity

No

3D Micro Convex

No

3D Linear

No

Linear (>14Mhz)

No

Linear (3~12Mhz)

Yes

Linear (<9Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Linear

No

Single Crystal Linear (3~12Mhz)

No

Single Crystal Linear (<9Mhz)

No

Linear 50mm

No

Linear 25mm

No

Hockey stick (<13Mhz)

No

Hockey stick (>13Mhz)

No

T or L shape Intra Operative

No

Laparoscopic

No

Phased Array_Adult

Yes

Single Crystal Phased Array_Adult

No

2D Arrary 3D Phased Array

No

Phased Array_Pediatric

No

Single Crystal Phased Array_Pediatric

No

Phased Array_Neonate

No

ICE

No

TEE_Adult

No

TEE_Pediatric

No

2D Array 3D TEE

No

Pencil CW (2Mhz)

No

Pencil CW (5 or 6Mhz)

No

DICOM 3.0

Yes

DICOM SR_Cardiac

No

DICOM SR_Vascular

No

DICOM SR_OB/GYN

No

JPEG, WMV, & AVI

Yes

USB

Yes

HDD/SDD

No

DVD/CD RW

No

Wireless LAN

Yes