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Evidence

Vscan supports clinician, department and health system goals

Doctor with teenage patient and VScan.

Health System Goals

Clinical excellence: Vscan has high image quality1
Operational efficiency: Vscan may improve quality of referrals2
Lower healthcare costs: The use of Vscan may reduce exam times and cost of exams3

Downloadable PDF documents4:

Vscan clinical relevance in scholarship

Pocket-sized imaging device effectiveness for ward-based transthoracic studies by Mark J Monaghan

Vscan demonstrates its utility in augmenting cardiac auscultation, impacting course of treatment by José Zamorano, MD and Nuno Cardim, MD

The economic implications of using a Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Device in routine cardiology practice

Diagnostic Accuracy of a Hand-Held Ultrasound Scanner in Routine Patients Referred for Echocardiography by Christian Prinz, MD, and Jens-Uwe Voigt, MD

 

1. Diagnostic Accuracy of a Hand-Held Ultrasound Scanner in Routine Patients Referred for Echocardiography Christian Prinz, MD, and Jens-Uwe Voigt, MD, Leuven, Belgium; and Bad Oeynhausen, J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Feb;24(2):111-6. Epub 2010 Dec 3; The diagnostic accuracy is based on appropriate training and expertise and based upon comparison of GE Vivid 7 or E9

2. Usefulness of a New Miniaturized Echocardiographic System in Outpatient Cardiology Consultations as an Extension of Physical Examination Nuno Cardim, MD, PhD, Covadonga Fernandez Golfin, MD, Daniel Ferreira, MD, Adalia Aubele, MD, Julia Toste, Miguel Angel Cobos, MD, Vanda Carmelo, MD, Igor Nunes, MD, Ant_onio Gouveia Oliveira, MD, PhD, and Jose Zamorano, MD, PhD, Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Feb;24(2):117-24. Epub 2010 Nov 12

3. Pocket-sized imaging device (PSID) effectiveness for ward-based transthoracic studies (TTE); a clinical and economic study. Silvia Gianstefani, Norman Catibog, Almira R. Whittaker, Antionios G Ioannidis, Francesco Vecchio, Peter T. Wathen, Abdel Douiri, Joseph Reiken, and Mark J. Monaghan European Heart Journal; May 24, 2013 and conducted at King’s College Hospital, London UK; the users were experienced sonographers and echocardiography fellows

4. Studies used Vscan probe which is equivalent to Vscan with Dual Probe's deep scanning transducer.

For Vscan Owners


Information for Vscan Owners

Product Activation for Vscan and Vscan with Dual Probe Owners

Before you begin the process of activating a Vscan device or gateway software, please locate the “Getting Started" guide. This double-sided quick reference guide can be found in a white envelope in the box that contained your Vscan product.

After locating the “Getting Started" guide, please follow the initial steps for activation.  

Education Resources

With the purchase of a Vscan device, owners are granted access to an on-line education element that offers interactive basic ultrasound anatomy section, trouble shooting tips, and examples of clinical images.

If you are a Vscan owner, you are entitled to full access to the Vscan clinical webucation package as part of your device purchase. To access the full clinical education, enter your serial number in the clinical education application.

Guidelines for Research Collaboration

Strategic. Compliant. Effective.

Research collaborations between academic researchers and industry are key in helping to understand unmet clinical needs and in developing the appropriate technology to address those needs, ultimately resulting in better patient care. At GE Healthcare, we recognize that these collaborations provide value to patients and society; and we appreciate that many investigators take immense pride in inventing and exploring new technology and applications. The key objective of research collaborations at GE Healthcare is to improve patient care by delivering solutions to unmet clinical needs. By collaborating with researchers, we strive to develop solutions that help improve the quality of care, reduce the cost of care, and increase access to care.

In order to begin the review process, we ask that you complete the form below:

We engage in hypothesis-based scientific research that is consistent with our business desires to develop new technology, as well as clinical studies to provide solid scientific and clinical evidence for new applications and technologies. For all of our collaborative research, we strongly encourage investigators to submit their work in the form of peer-reviewed publications. At GE Healthcare, we are engaged in a wide range of research collaborations. A common theme is that they are directed at advancing technology and applications in healthcare.

Vscan Family2

The value of the redefined exam

System level

Potential Clinical Value: 
     Add information to exams 
     Help speed diagnostic decisions 
     Get right patient to right exam

Physician Personal Value:
     Portability
     Intuitive and quick to use
     Deepen patient connection


Vscan
Vscan Pocket Ultrasound

Pocket-sized ultrasound that may transform the way physicians see their patients.

 

 

Potential Economic Value:
     Reduce unnecessary testing
     Optimize valuable resources
 

Potential Patient Value: 
     Prompt information
     Reduce unnecessary visits 



Vscan with Dual Probe

The first pocket-sized ultrasound with two transducers in one probe.

Vscan Portfolio

Vscan
Vscan

For deep tissue scanning.


Vscan with Dual Probe

For deep and shallow tissue scanning.

Why Vscan Family?


Vscan supports clinician, department and health system goals

Health System Goals

Clinical excellence: Vscan has high image quality1
Operational efficiency: Vscan may improve quality of referrals2
Lower healthcare costs: The use of Vscan may reduce exam times and cost of exams3

1. Diagnostic Accuracy of a Hand-Held Ultrasound Scanner in Routine Patients Referred for Echocardiography Christian Prinz, MD, and Jens-Uwe Voigt, MD, Leuven, Belgium; and Bad Oeynhausen, J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Feb;24(2):111-6. Epub 2010 Dec 3; The diagnostic accuracy is based on appropriate training and expertise and based upon comparison of GE Vivid 7 or E9.

2. Usefulness of a New Miniaturized Echocardiographic System in Outpatient Cardiology Consultations as an Extension of Physical Examination Nuno Cardim, MD, PhD, Covadonga Fernandez Golfin, MD, Daniel Ferreira, MD, Adalia Aubele, MD, Julia Toste, Miguel Angel Cobos, MD, Vanda Carmelo, MD, Igor Nunes, MD, Ant_onio Gouveia Oliveira, MD, PhD, and Jose Zamorano, MD, PhD, Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Feb;24(2):117-24. Epub 2010 Nov 12.

3. Pocket-sized imaging device (PSID) effectiveness for ward-based transthoracic studies (TTE); a clinical and economic study. Silvia Gianstefani, Norman Catibog, Almira R. Whittaker, Antionios G Ioannidis, Francesco Vecchio, Peter T. Wathen, Abdel Douiri, Joseph Reiken, and Mark J. Monaghan European Heart Journal; May 24, 2013 and conducted at King’s College Hospital, London UK; the users were experienced sonographers and echocardiography fellows.