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Vscan™ family of handheld ultrasound systems for Primary Care.

The Vscan™ family of handheld ultrasound solutions enables clinicians to easily image patients at the point of care and improve the physical exam experience with more information to determine the optimized course of treatment.

Vscan Air™, the newest member of the Vscan family, is wireless and works with compatible mobile devices4 so you can quickly rule in or out a variety of conditions in both pediatric and adult patients.

Accelerate clinical decisions and perform simple procedures in primary care settings.

Vscan Air provides critical visual information at your fingertips with remarkable image quality. Vscan Air may help you quickly decide on next steps4, saving your patients’ time with more accurate referrals.


Optimized for common primary care exams, including:

Gallstones, Gallbladder Inflammation (wall thickening, surrounding fluid), Biliary Obstruction (duct dilation)
Hepatomegaly, Fatty Liver
Hydronephrosis, Kidney length and Kidney Stones 
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Ureteral Jets with color, Mass/Cysts, Pre-Post Bladder Volume
Pericardial Fluid, Left Ventricle and Right Ventricle size and function, Valvular Regurgitation/Stenosis
Tendon Injuries (Tendonitis, Rupture/Tear), Muscle Tears, Fluid collection in joint space, Muscles, Bursae
Peripheral Venous Access, Joint Aspiration and Injections, Cyst Aspiration, Biopsy, Abscess Drainage, Foreign Body Visualization/Localization.
Thyroid Nodules/Cysts/Mass/Diffuse Enlargement
Deep Vein Thrombosis, Atherosclerosis-Intima Media Thickness, Plaques, Vessel Occlusion/Stenosis

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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 education 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

Handheld ultrasound may present the opportunity to help you engage patients, which is why physicians are evaluating adding it to their practices. Enhancing clinical relationships requires not only better communication skills, but also tools that close the gap between diagnosis and patient understanding through a more educational and interactive experience. Portable technology, such as handheld ultrasound helps patients see what their doctors see, and provides more precise information, like the exact location of an issue. Having another diagnostic tool is appealing to providers looking to improve patient care.

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According to the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, “By implementing pocket-size ultrasound examinations that took less than 11 minutes to the usual care, we corrected, verified or added important diagnoses in more than 1 of 3 emergency medical admissions. Point-of-care examinations with a pocket-size imaging device increased medical residents’ diagnostic accuracy and capability.”

Adding a handheld ultrasound exam may also pave the way for rapid diagnosis during a regular doctor’s visit. During an appointment, you may make an immediate decision whether your patient needs to see a specialist and may fast-track needed therapy and reduce any stress patients might have about their symptoms.

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Yes! Vscan Air’s easy-to-use probe is paired with an app that is user validated to be intuitive and consistent for healthcare software. User support tools on our Vscan family web portal provide online services to enhance the Vscan Air experience with resources, from product information to clinical and service support. Additional educational resources posted include webinars, thought leadership, further online programs and training opportunities.

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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.

Exams can be manually labeled with patient information. Vscan Air synchronizes on-board DICOM Modality Worklist on request. Such worklist supports consistent labeling of images, videos and exams before exporting to DICOM® PACS. Data for up to 500 exams can be stored on mobile device and is stored in generic formats: jpg for still frames, mpg for videos. Complementing storage of binary image data can be selected.

All data is organized as individual examinations with collection of images and can be linked with patient identification and can be recalled for review. All saved data will be secured with FIPS 140-2 compliant database encryption.

Vscan Air uses GE HealthCare’s industry-leading dual-probe (2-in-1) technology enabling you to scan patients effortlessly without switching probes between, or during, exams. Each side of Vscan Air’s dual probe is designed to see more detail with no compromise on image quality – either deep in the body or just below the skin.

Scans can be completed more efficiently with one device to help you detect and address both adult and pediatric patients’ most common conditions.5 The curved transducer for deep scanning supports B-mode, Color doppler and harmonic imaging modes. It operates from 2-5 MHz frequency and maximum depth of 24 cm. Specific clinical applications and exam types include: abdominal, fetal/obstetrics, gynecological, urology, thoracic/lung, cardiac (adult and pediatric, 40 kg and above), vascular/peripheral vascular, musculoskeletal (conventional), pediatrics, interventional guidance (includes free hand needle/catheter placement, fluid drainage, nerve block and biopsy).

The high frequency linear transducer for shallow scanning supports B-mode, Color doppler and harmonic imaging modes. It operates from 3-12 MHz with a maximum depth of 8 cm. Specific clinical applications and exam types include: vascular/peripheral vascular, musculoskeletal (conventional and superficial), small organs, thoracic/lung, ophthalmic, pediatrics, neonatal cephalic, interventional guidance (includes free hand needle/catheter placement, fluid drainage, nerve block, vascular access and biopsy).

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.

1. Works with a range of Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

2. 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.

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

5. Dual probe supports 90% of the most clinically relevant diagnostic exams (based on GE HealthCare internal assessment of American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Policy Statement for Emergency Ultrasound Guidelines, 2020).

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