GE HealthCare unveils Vscan Air SL: The future of point-of-care ultrasound


GE HealthCare has announced the launch of Vscan Air SL, a handheld, wireless ultrasound imaging system aimed at swift cardiac and vascular assessments at the point of care. This latest innovation in GE HealthCare’s Vscan product suite is designed to help clinicians speed up diagnoses and treatment plans. The Vscan Air SL incorporates GE HealthCare’s proprietary SignalMax and XDclear technology, delivering industry-leading imaging performance with a single crystal transducer.

Vscan Air SL Targets Cardiovascular Disease: The Most Prevalent Global Health Issue

Portable Device Enables Clinicians to Make Rapid, Vital Decisions in Emergency Scenarios

Cardiovascular disease remains the most widespread disease globally and often necessitates prompt diagnosis and treatment. Vscan Air SL is tailored to help clinicians capture and examine crystal-clear cardiac and vascular images directly at the point of care. By enhancing these critical workflows, Vscan Air SL helps in averting the strain on traditional radiology resources, thereby facilitating quick care decisions when time is crucial.

Game-changing Vscan Air SL handheld ultrasound from GE HealthCare to accelerate cardiac and vascular diagnoses

Game-changing Vscan Air SL handheld ultrasound from GE HealthCare to accelerate cardiac and vascular diagnoses. Photo courtesy of Business Wire/GE HealthCare.

Clinicians Hail Vscan Air SL as a “Game Changer” for Patient Care

High-Quality Imaging Enables Rapid Diagnoses and Treatments in Multiple Settings

“Having ever more powerful handheld ultrasound is a game changer for patient care,” said Guy Lloyd, M.D., consultant cardiologist at Barts Heart Center and University College London Hospitals. Vscan Air SL allows clinicians to conduct comprehensive, high-quality imaging at the point of care, thus enabling quick diagnosis and immediate treatment, whether in a hospital ward or general practice.

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Digital Tools Further Enhance Workflow and Clinician Collaboration

Vscan Air + Digital Tools Offer Comprehensive, Secure, and Easy-to-Use Solutions

Alongside the Vscan Air SL, clinicians can access Vscan Air + Digital Tools, a subscription service offering a suite of solutions aimed at improving workflow. This includes secure collaboration, image, and device management features, making it a pocket-sized, comprehensive tool for medical professionals.

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GE HealthCare Continues to Lead in Handheld Ultrasound Innovation

Over 50,000 Vscan Systems Globally Impact the Care of More Than 100 Million Patients

GE HealthCare, a pioneer in handheld ultrasound technology, continues to revolutionize patient care. From introducing the first color pocket-sized ultrasound, Vscan, in 2010, to the smallest and most lightweight handheld ultrasound device, Vscan Air CL, in 2021, the company consistently leads in ultrasound technology innovation. There are currently over 50,000 systems from the Vscan product suite globally, impacting the care of an estimated 100 million patients worldwide.

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Availability and Upcoming Showcase

Vscan Air SL to be Featured at European Society of Cardiology 2023 Annual Meeting

Vscan Air SL is currently available in key markets throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. It has also received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is expected to become commercially available in the United States this quarter. GE HealthCare will showcase the Vscan Air SL at the European Society of Cardiology 2023 annual meeting in Amsterdam from August 25 to 28, under the theme “Know. Now,” focusing on the importance of early detection of cardiovascular diseases for better patient outcomes.

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