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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 Hospitals’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).

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The flip phone became outdated and now most people are used to living with a smart phone that much more intuitive, simple and fast.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 Hospitalss 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
Brands

GE

Condition

Refurbished

Type

Fixed

System Overview

Year Launched : 2016
Estimated Market Price ($) : Economy
Monitor (inch) : 5.7″ LCD
Tilt/Rotate Adjustable Monitor : No
Monitor Resolution : 2560*1440
Image Size Resolution :
Touch Screen (Inch) : Yes
Trackball or Trackpad : Touch Screen
CP Back-Lighting :
Weight : 321 grams
Probe Ports : 1
Battery : Yes (Standard)
Boot-Up Time : less than 10 sec
Sleep Mode (Quick Start) : Yes
Maximum Depth of Field : 24cm
Minimum Depth of Field :
Cart (HCU) : No
Independent Steer & Lockable Wheels : N/A

Imaging Modes

2D, M mode : Yes
M-color Flow Mode : Yes
Anatomical M-mode : No
Trapezoidal Mode : No
Color, Power Angio, Pulse Wave Doppler : Yes(Color)
Bi-directional Power (=HD FLOW) : No
SCW Doppler : No
Tissue Doppler(Velocity) Imaging : No
Freehand 3D : No
Live 3/4D OB/GYN : No
HD Live : No
STIC (Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation): No
Live 3D Echo : No
Stress Echo : No
Strain and Strain Rate (Cardiac) : No
B Flow : No
Panoramic Imaging (=Logiq view) : No
Contrast Imaging – Cardiac : No
Contrast Imaging – General Imaging : No
Strain-based Elastography : No
Shear Wave Elastography : No

Features

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 (=Sono NT) : 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

Applications

Abdominal : Yes
Women’s Health Care (GYN & Breast) : Yes
OB : Yes
Fetal Echo : No
Vascular : Yes
TCD(Transcranial) : No
Small Parts (Breast, Thyroid, Testis…) : Yes
MSK/Anesthesiology : Yes
Pediatrics : No
Urology (Renal, Prostate…) : 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 : Yes
Interventional Radiology : Yes
Contrast Imaging _ General Imaging (Low MI) : No
Contrast Imaging _ Cardiac (High or Low MI) : No
Bowel Imaging : No
Strain Elastography : No
Shear Wave Elastography : No

Transducers

Convex (1~6Mhz) : No
Convex (2~9Mhz) : No
Single Crystal Convex (1~6Mhz) : No
Single Crystal Convex (2~9Mhz) : No
2D Arrary 3D Convex (1~6Mhz) : No
Micro Convex (5~8Mhz) : No
Single Crystal Endocavity_Straight Type (3~10Mhz) : No
Endocavity_Curved Type (5~8Mhz) : No
3D Convex (2~6Mhz) : No
3D Convex Light Weight (2~7Mhz) : No
3D Endocavity (3~10Mhz) : No
3D Micro Convex (3~9Mhz) : No
3D Linear (4~18Mhz) : No
Linear (>14Mhz) : No
Linear (3~12Mhz) : Yes
Linear (<9Mhz) : No
Single Crystal Linear (>14Mhz) : 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
Phased Array_Adult (1~5Mhz) : No
Single Crystal Phased Array_Adult (1~5Mhz) : Yes
2D Arrary 3D Phased Array (1~5Mhz) : No
Phased Array_Pediatric (3~8hz) : No
Single Crystal Phased Array_Pediatric (3~8hz) : No
Phased Array_Neonate (4~12Mhz) : No
ICE (Intracardiac Echo Cardiography) : No
TEE_Adult (3-7Mhz) : No
TEE_Pediatric (3~7Mhz) : No
2D Array 3D TEE (2~7Mhz) : No
Pencil CW (2Mhz) : No
Pencil CW (5 or 6Mhz) : No

Connectivity

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

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