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Vscan Air™ SL for emergency ultrasound

A new standard in handheld ultrasound

Vscan Air SL provides access to on-demand ultrasound to help efficiently manage whatever case may come in. Vscan Air SL is a dual-probe handheld ultrasound with a sector-phased array on one side and linear array on the other to enable assessments for a variety of anatomy all with a single device. It’s simple to use and supports deep and shallow scanning with seamless data connectivity. No need to wait for your ultrasound — it’s right in your pocket.

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Emergency medicine solution for immediate assessments and patient treatment decisions

In emergency medicine, you see it all. The Vscan Air SL dual-probe can easily be incorporated into your daily practice. It’s in your pocket so you’re ready for emergency ultrasound exams, including line placements, intubation, fast cardiac scans, and other assessments throughout the body. The right tools in-hand can help guide you to the answers you need right away and get patients to the right next steps faster.

Vscan Air SL supports key emergency medicine and other exam types, including:

Line placement – IVs, central lines, arterial lines
Intubation – check for physiologically difficult airway
Cardiac Scans, FAST
Gall bladder – stones, acute cholecystitis
Ovarian cyst
Intrauterine pregnancy
Abscess confirmation & treatment – incision drainage, needle aspiration or meds
Bladder assessment for urinary retention
Hypovolemic shock
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Retinal detachment — ocular assessment
Pseudotumor cerebri
Small procedures
High-quality images with confidence
Our proprietary SignalMax™ + XDclear™ technology sets a new standard in handheld emergency ultrasound by miniaturizing the power of XDclear to deliver extraordinary image quality with our sector-phased array transducer. The Vscan Air SL combines the power of SignalMax high-intensity signal processing with industry-leading single crystal transducer technology for the exceptional penetration, resolution, and sensitivity you need to resolve the emergency and get right to solution.
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One device.
Twice the value.
Complete both deep and shallow ultrasound scans with one Vscan Air SL handheld ultrasound probe without compromising image quality.

Designed with the emergency department in mind.
Built to put efficient patient care in your hands.

Designed and built for both new and experienced handheld ultrasound users to help you conduct efficient assessments in the ED without waiting for a large ultrasound. Vscan Air SL delivers crystal clear images and seamless data connectivity to help support workflow efficiency. Small, lightweight and ultra-portable for easy access to patients for point-of-care assessments to help you make patient care decisions on the spot.

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Frequently asked questions

Vscan Air SL is a flexible, wireless dual-probe with sector and linear transducers that deliver crystal clear images anytime, anywhere. Provides exceptional cardiac image quality resulting in a reduced number of differential diagnoses, decreased time to diagnose and treat. Using Vscan Air SL as a rapid bedside ultrasound system will allow you to make better informed medical decisions. Allows optimization of the workflow while maximizing patients experience avoiding long and unexpected wait times.

Most common evaluations include:

  • Line placement – IVs, central lines, arterial lines
  • Cardiac Scans, FAST
  • Gall bladder
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Intrauterine pregnancy
  • Abscess confirmation
  • Bladder assessment for urinary retention
  • Intubation – check for physiologically difficult airway
  • Hypovolemic shock
  • DVT

For a complete list of evaluations, check Vscan-Air-Indications-Reference-Guide (

B-mode: Black/white imaging – black-and-white mode for displaying anatomy in two dimensions in real time
Color Doppler: Color flow – color-coded overlay for real-time blood flow imaging
PW: Pulsed wave spectral Doppler – displays speed and direction of blood flow allowing velocity measurements
M-Mode: Motion mode – displays tissue motion over time (along one direction as indicated by M-mode cursor)

Vscan Air supports 50 mins continuous scan time (with new and fully charged battery, using 80% grey scale and 20% color imaging). Recharge battery from 10% to 90% capacity in 75 minutes.

Flexible wireless experience includes wireless device connectivity and data sharing to your DICOM® Network server or shared folders. Seamlessly send your image queue during the exam or once connected to your network. Learn more: Vscan-Air-SL-datasheet (

Yes! Our world-class cyber security includes auto-delete of images after export, to protect patient information and two-point encryption to keep your data secure. Easily share anonymous exam images or loops to other apps, including your social feed, with just a few taps in the Vscan Air app.

Yes. Vscan Air is designed to be waterproof, military standard drop-tested, flight-ready, ambulance capable and backed by a three-year warranty. We also back you with local reliable service and support, education tools and on-line resources.

The cleaning and disinfecting procedure is easy to follow. Vscan Air is compatible with high level disinfection. For a listing of compatible cleaning and disinfection agents check here: Ultrasound Transducers Cleaning & Disinfection Instructions | GE HealthCare (United States)