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Vscan™ family of handheld ultrasound systems for MSK ultrasound.

Vscan Air™ enables you to easily image patients at the point of care and evaluate conditions including joint effusion, tendon and ligament injuries, bone fractures and inflammation (tendonitis) throughout the musculoskeletal system of the body. Use Vscan Air for musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound to support injury detection and guided interventions in the clinic, radiology, sports medicine, outpatient settings or where needed.1

Vscan Air*, the newest member of the Vscan™ family, is wireless and works with compatible mobile devices,2 so you can quickly rule in or out a variety of conditions. It is one of the smallest, most lightweight handheld ultrasound devices with the exceptional image quality and advanced visualization software that Vscan Family users have come to rely on for quick clinical insights. Experience handheld ultrasound without compromising on portability or image quality.

Available right away, wherever you need it.1

Accelerate treatment decisions using a handheld MSK ultrasound tool you carry in your pocket. Vscan Air fits seamlessly into your workflow, enabling you to look into the body, and provide additional clues during the physical exam. Vscan Air delivers a quick scan so you can quickly rule in or out a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions in your patients.

Conducting a quick MSK ultrasound enables you to improve patient care through immediate triage or treatment decision. It gives you critical visual information at your fingertips. Designed for the rigors of your clinical environment, including the office, radiology, hospital, and in the field at sporting events, Vscan Air withstands everyday handling, from scratches to drops.3


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Why Vscan Air?


By your side. From your first scan to confident use.

Make the most of your handheld ultrasound system every day with an easy-to-use design backed by GE HealthCare’s support and educational tools. Start scanning right away – even if you’re new to ultrasound. And when you need support, let our team of experts and partners, as well as educational tools, hands-on courses and online materials, help you feel confident in your skills.

GE HealthCare’s renowned support is built into every purchase for peace of mind. We offer what you need to get started now and continue developing your use of your Vscan system in the future, including store-and-share capabilities, advanced on-board system diagnostics and remote support.

Frequently asked questions

Diagnostic handheld ultrasound is convenient, noninvasive and offers you real-time imaging. The extreme portability of a wireless, handheld ultrasound device allows for point of care applications, which can be helpful in musculoskeletal evaluations and guided interventions in the field. This is especially beneficial for sports-related injuries, as quick MSK ultrasound imaging can guide treatment decisions in the locker room, on the field or on the sidelines of a sporting event.

A benefit of MSK ultrasound is that it allows you to capture the movement of musculoskeletal components, which various other imaging modalities do not support. Because handheld ultrasound is immediate, a patient does not have to wait for more invasive testing. Compared to common imaging modalities such as CT and MRI, handheld ultrasound may decrease the cost to your patients without impacting the quality of outcomes.

Vscan Air handheld ultrasound configures to your practice’s needs. The ultrasound system facilitates a flexible wireless workflow, making it easy to send images and data wherever you need them to be stored or shared.

Vscan Air seamlessly integrates musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging with your hospital’s wireless networks and DICOM®-based documentation and reporting.

Exams can be manually labeled with patient information. Vscan Air 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 Air 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).

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.71 billion people have musculoskeletal conditions worldwide. On top of this, the number of people with musculoskeletal conditions is rapidly increasing.

The World Health Organization also reports that musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are the leading contributor to disability worldwide. The disability associated with musculoskeletal conditions has been increasing and is projected to continue to increase in the next decades.

According to the CDC, musculoskeletal conditions account for 70 million physician office visits in the United States annually, and an estimated 130 million total health care encounters including outpatient, hospital, and emergency room visits.

The American Journal of Managed Care reports that the annual cost of musculoskeletal (MSK) care is greater than that of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. In the past decade, the cost of treating musculoskeletal conditions has nearly doubled from $10 billion to around $20 billion.

Your  Vscan Air handheld ultrasound system comes with a 1-year standard warranty, which includes remote technical support and repair depot support. You will have access to one of the largest support teams and some of the most knowledgeable engineers in the industry, aiding you in being productive and successful with your MSK ultrasound activities.

1. The device has been verified for limited use outside of professional healthcare facilities. Use is restricted to environmental properties described in the user manual. Please contact your GE HealthCare sales representative for detailed information.
2. Works with a range of Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
3. Probe withstands drops: tested to Military drop standards (MIL-810G). IP67 waterproof, compatible with high level disinformation techniques.
4. Andersen & Dalen, Levanger Hospital, Nord-Trøndelag Health Trust, Levanger, Norway; Feasibility and Reliability of Point-of-Care Pocket-Sized Echocardiography; European Journal of Echocardiography, 2011. PubMed ID (PMID) 21810825

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