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It seems rarely a month goes by that we don’t hear of a new advancement in medicine. Whether it be a better understanding of how a disease can be treated, a new test that allows us to be more proactive, or a new version of a standard piece of equipment, the medical field is always expanding and making medicine and health more understood. One of those recent advancements is in the field of ultrasound technology.
The ultrasound is one of the most versatile tools in a medical office. It provides doctors with a better understanding of the patient’s situation so that a course of action can be determined. As such, advancements in ultrasound technology are important. In January of this year, there was a new generation of ultrasound introduced – the GE Healthcare team unveiled its pocket sized, dual probe ultrasound.
This new ultrasound, called the Vscan Extend Sector Probe, is portable and wireless, which makes it the ideal piece of equipment, whether one is in the field or in the office. Its light weight design of just 406 grams plus an intuitive touch screen, offers easy integration with your hospital’s DICOM system and makes it quick and easy to share information with those on your team, and beyond. The information collected can be used for clinical diagnostic situations as part of monitoring. Even better, the Vscan can be used for patients of all ages.
The Vscan Extend can be used for a wide range of applications. Some of these include assessing heart failure patients, measuring bladder volume, and offering cloud-based image communication. Even better, there is no risk of data security as the Vscan is equipped with a high level of data security so that all collected data is encrypted at all times.
In addition to the Sector Probe, there is also a VScan extend Dual Probe which can be used with other medical data for clinical diagnoses. The Vscan Dual Probe comes with interchangeable region specific plugs, a USB cable, a rechargeable battery, two Micro SD memory cards and a soft case that makes taking it with you safe. It has been cleared for use in cardiac, abdominal, renal, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, fetal, adult cephalic, peripheral vascular imagining and a long list of other procedures.
Medicine, as always, is an ever-changing, exciting field where there is always something new to learn or a new approach to better treatments. At National Ultrasound, we strive to always have the latest in cutting edge technology, so that your office is able to always do the best job. If you have questions about the Vscan, give one of our team members a call.