The GE Vscan Extend is a pocket-sized ultrasound with the world’s first touchscreen interface like your smartphone. Not like a previous flip phone style, Vscan with Dual Probe or Vscan, the GE Vscan Extend comes in a sector or dual probe configuration. Those two respective sector and linear probe options support similarly to the 8L-RS on the Vivid e, and the 3S-Rs probe on the Vivid e. The field-of view of the sector probe for black-and-white imaging is up to 70 degrees with maximum depth of 24cm. Color flow sector represents blood flow within an angle of up to 40 degrees. Additionally, the field-of-view of the linear probe for black-and-white imaging is aperture width of 2.9cm with maximum depth of 8 cm. Color flow linear represents blood flow over image with full aperture and entire depth.
The GE Vscan Extend provides the same clinical coverages like the previous Vscan with sector probe and Vscan with Dual Probe including cardiac, abdomen, carotids, thyroid and lungs.
The GE Vscan Extend is a smart phone type that is much familiar with current smart phone users with easy connectivity and a thumb-controllable user interface. One of most improved advantages from the previous Vscan is that the GE Vscan Extend easily integrates handheld ultrasound imaging with the hospital’s wireless network and DICOM – based on documentation and reporting.
Exams can be manually labeled with patient information. The GE Vscan Extend 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 Extend 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).
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The flip phone became outdated and now most people are used to living with a smart phone that much more intuitive, simple and fast. The GE Vscan Extend is shaped exactly like your smart phone and provides a similar interface such as tap and swipe through simple screens. Like a smart phone, its extended Apps with larger memory capacity increase clinical utilities and assessment accuracy with easier and more convenient workflow.
The probe, cable and system are one piece like the previous Vscan series, but the GE Vscan Extend easily and completely enables to clean and sanitize itself. Otherwise for clinical application points of view and line of transducer sets, it is the same as the GE Vscan and the GE Vscan with Dual Probe. However, if customers in hospitals emphasize the importance of seamless documentation with wireless DICOM data transfer, the GE Vscan Extend would be a good solution.
The GE Vscan series are all-in-one piece types of handheld ultrasound. However, GE’s competitors are moving fast. Handheld ultrasound solutions connected to smart device are getting popular with both wired and wireless functions. One of most competitive personal ultrasounds is the Lumify from Philips. The price point is similar, but the Lumify connects and displays larger resolution image on tablet devices. The other strong competing personal ultrasound is iQ from Butterfly. Butterfly iQ applies totally new transducer technology with new and unprecedented materials, not using conventional ceramic material anymore. Furthermore, the Butterfly iQ with one probe solution provides linear, convex, and phased array solutions. Only one critical issue of the Butterfly iQ is that it is not yet launched into the market.
GE Vscan Extend Probes/Transducers:
Two transducers(sector and linear) or one sector in a single probe • Phased array transducer for deep scanning: Bandwidth from 1.7 to 3.8 MHz • Linear array transducer for shallow scanning: Bandwidth from 3.3 to 8.0 MHz
GE Vscan Extend Features:
• Vscan Extend device with either sector probe or dual probe • Global AC adapter with interchangeable region-specific plugs • One rechargeable battery • USB cable • Two MicroSD memory cards • Soft case • Use manual • Hardcopy Quick card • Gel (60g bottle) • Distance measurement • Assisted bladder volume measurement (Vscan extend app available through GE Marketplace)
GE Vscan Extend Peripheral Options:
• Additional soft case • Robust case to carry complete Vscan Extend set • Robust case to carry only scanner, gel, and potential extra battery • External battery charger • Additional battery • Additional AC adapter • Hardcopy user manual
GE Vscan Extend Options:
• Additional soft case • Robust case to carry complete Vscan Extend set • Robust case to carry only scanner, gel, and potential extra battery • External battery charger • Additional battery • Additional AC adapter • Hardcopy user manual • GE Market place • Vscan Web Portal • DICOM – Verify, Modality Worklist, and Store (Optional available with DICOM configuration)
GE Vscan Extend Applications:
• Cardiac • Abdominal • Renal • Obstetrics and Gynecology • Urology • Fetal • Evaluation of presence of fluid • Peripheral vascular • Procedure guidance for arterial and venous vessels • Imaging guidance for needle/catheter placement • Thoracic/lung • Thyroid and other small organs • Long bone • Hip and knee joints • Pediatric
GE Vscan Extend FAQs:
GE Market Place (available option with Wi-Fi Access or DICOM configuration) is a host of Vscan Extend apps available over the internet, and lets customers’ access available apps for the GE Vscan Extend with screenshots and additional information before download. Apps selectively downloadable over the internet for installation on the device.
Vscan Web Portal is an online service to enhance the Vscan experience by providing resources from product information to clinical and service support. Also, the Vscan Web Portal is allowed to learn specific application references and product education, including an interactive basic ultrasound anatomy section, probe placement tips and reminders, and example images. In addition, the GE Vscan Extend enables users to enjoy more education resources including webinars, further online programs, and training opportunities on the Vscan Web Portal.
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Tilt/Rotate Adjustable Monitor
Image Size Resolution
Trackball or Trackpad
less than 10 sec
Maximum Depth of Field
Minimum Depth of Field
Independent Steer & Lockable Wheels
2D, M mode
M-color Flow Mode
Color, Power Angio, Pulse Wave Doppler
Yes Color only
Tissue Doppler(Velocity) Imaging
Live 3/4D OB/GYN
Live 3D Echo
Strain and Strain Rate
Contrast Imaging - General Imaging
Shear Wave Elastography
Tissue Harmonic Imaging
Speckle Reduction (=SRI)
Auto Image Opt(B mode)
Auto Image Opt(Doppler)
Needle Enhancement or Needle Recognition
Auto NT Measurement
Auto Follicle 2D Measurement
Auto Follicle 3D Measurement
Auto IMT (Real Time)
Automated B/M/D Measurement
Automated LH Measurement(Automated Function Imaging(AFI), Cardiac Motion Quantification(CMQ), or Auto EF(Ejection Fraction)
The Philips Lumify is the newest app-based ultrasound solution on your compatible smart device, such as Android based smart device, galaxy tab. The way to use the Philips Lumify is simple. A user downloads the Philips Lumify mobile app to the smart device, and connects the Philips Lumify probe connector to your compatible smart device. The Philips Lumify probe connector is more unique than any conventional ultrasound probe connector, micro USB type. So you don’t need to have a dedicated system to operate your handheld ultrasound.
The Philips Lumify supports three transducer types – Convex(C5-2), Linear(L12-4), and Phased Array(S4-1). The applications of the Philips Lumify are extended: cardiac, abdominal with lung, Ob/GYn, FAST exam, soft tissue, musculoskeletal, lung, and vascular scanning. With its mobility and flexibility, the Philips Lumify can bring wide mobile ultrasound capacity in your various clinical environments as a personalized point-of-care solution. The Philips Lumify mobile ultrasound enables you to quickly send and share images, notes, and diagnostic data via e-mail, DICOM to PACS, a shared network, or a local directory.
The Philips Lumify is a mobile app based ultrasound solution; nevertheless, it does not miss high image optimization technology such as SonoCT real-time compounding imaging, Tissue Harmonic Imaging, XRES, adaptive imaging processing, and AutoSCAN intelligent optimization, which are core Philips imaging technologies. Available imaging modes of the Philips Lumify include 2D mode, M-mode, and Color Doppler mode. Pulsed wave Doppler is not supported. With its intuitive interface of a smart device and UI design of the mobile app, the Philips Lumify reduces the learning curve of novice users.
The SonoSite Titan is the earliest version of the PoC dedicated portable ultrasound machine from Sonosite. Though its form factor is compact, it provides high resolution imaging, rapid responsive time, and supports a broad range of applications including cardiac. The Titan was replaced by the Micromaxx. The Titan replaced the handheld Sonosite 180.
The Supersonic Aixplorer is the premier Elastography system available in Ultrasound today. Though it was not the first brand to offer Elastography, the major brands are trying to catch up with it’s proprietary ShearWave technology. This technology delivers impeccable image quality and enables ultrafast imaging and Doppler. Though the Aixplorer is a very specialized machine, it can do other general imaging, but is not as flexible as a Philips iU22, or Logiq E9 which also try to compete in this segment.
The SonoScape S8 is fully shared service with accepable image quality in a midrange portable ultrasound system. Unlike other portable midrange system, S8 support real time 4D, pediatric TEE, two active probe ports with battery operation.
The Canon Aplio i900 is a premium multi-purpose diagnostic ultrasound system that has advanced 3D/4D cardiac options on top of a great reputation in Radiology. The Canon Aplio i900 coupled with Canon’s well-known extensive selection of transducers supports a wide range of clinical applications including obstetrics, abdominal, gynecology, pediatric, small organs, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, trans-rectal, trans-vaginal, MSK (conventional, superficial), urology, adult cardiac, pediatric cardiac, and peripheral vessel.
The Canon Aplio i900, apart from Aplio Platinum series, integrates Canon’s new & fully digital transmission and reception processing technology, iBEAM digital architecture. The Canon Aplio i900 provides a number of high performance hardware such as a 23” wide LCD monitor, a fully customizable 12.1” LCD touchscreen, a remotely operable wireless tablet console, 4 active probe ports, 5 premium Matrix transducers such as wideband volume TEE(i6SVX2), wideband sector(i6SX1), wideband linear(i18LX5, i24LX8), and wideband convex(i8CX1). Also, its extensive selection of specialty transducers efficiently covers a high standard of demand in sophisticated Radiology applications as well. The Canon Aplio i900 is compact and light-weight, and easily maneuverable with over 36cm console height adjustment, lateral slide and a fully articulating monitor arm.
Remarkable new features with the release of Canon Aplio i900 are that this system now supports matrix volume sector and TEE transducers to properly perform real-time volume based echocardiographic visualization and Automated Mitral Valve Assessments that demonstrates the mitral valves as seen by the surgeon to facilitate visual assessment of the leaflets for better surgical planning.
The Canon i900 comes standard with a wide range of Canon’s exclusive, clinically proven technologies such as Precision Imaging(Speckle Reduction), ApliPure+ (Spatial Compounding), Advanced Dynamic FlowTM(ADF), Smart 3D, BEAM, Superb Micro-vascular Imaging (SMI), Intelligent Dynamic Micro Slice, Multiplexing, and Volume Matrix. Additional options include 2D Wall Motion Tracking, Mitral Valve Analysis, Contrast Imaging, 4D, Luminance (Same as HDlive in GE), Fly Thru, Elastography, Shear wave, Smart Fusion, MicroPure, and Panoramic View.
The Canon Aplio i700 is the entry level system among the Aplio i series. The Aplio i700 is a premium multi-purpose diagnostic ultrasound system that concentrated on continuously highlighting Canon’s clinical reputation and image quality in General Imaging. The Canon Aplio i700 with well-known Canon’s extensive selection of transducers excluding matrix transducers at the Aplio i900 and the Aplio i800 supports a wide range of clinical applications including obstetrics, abdominal, gynecology, pediatric, small organs, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, trans-rectal, trans-vaginal, MSK (conventional, superficial), urology, adult cardiac, pediatric cardiac, and peripheral vessel.
The Canon Aplio i700, apart from the Aplio Platinum series, integrates Canon’s new & fully digital transmission and reception processing technology, iBEAM digital architecture. The Canon Aplio i700 provides a number of high performance hardware such as a 23” wide LCD monitor, a fully customizable 12.1” LCD touchscreen, remotely operable wireless tablet console, 4 active probe ports. Due to the lack of the Intelligent Dynamic Micro Slice option, the Canon Aplio i700 does not support premium Matrix transducers. The Canon Aplio i700 provides the similar transducer line up like the Canon Aplio Platinum series. Nevertheless, its extensive selection of specialty transducers efficiently cover a high standard of demand in sophisticated General Imaging applications. Similar to the Canon Aplio i900 and the Aplio i800, the Aplio i700 is compact and light-weight, and easily maneuverable with over 36cm console height adjustment, lateral slide and a fully articulating monitor arm.
Remarkable new features of the Canon Aplio i800 that differentiate it from the Canon Aplio i700 are an intelligent Dynamic Micro Slice function for operating matrix transducers such as i8CX1, i18LX5, and i24LX8 and a Multiplexing function that is used to perform Quad View for CHI, Quad View for SWE, Shadow Glass, and Smart sensor 3D. The Multiplexing function is standard on the Aplio i800, but it is an option for the Aplio i700.
The Canon Aplio i700 also provides a wide range of Canon’s exclusive, clinically proven technologies as standard such as Precision Imaging (Speckle Reduction), ApliPure+ (Spatial Compounding), Advanced Dynamic FlowTM (ADF), Smart 3D, BEAM, Superb micro-vascular Imaging(SMI), Intelligent Dynamic Micro Slice, Multiplexing, and Volume Matrix. Other options include 2D Wall Motion Tracking, Mitral Valve Analysis, Contrast Imaging, 4D, Luminance (HDlive), Fly Thru, Elastography, Shear wave, Smart Fusion, MicroPure, and Panoramic View. The only two missing options between the Aplio i800 and the Aplio i700 are the intelligent Dynamic Micro Slice kit and the Multiplexing kit.
The E-CUBE 9 is built around ALPINION’s proprietary single crystal transducer technology that delivers superior image detail and resolution together with deeper penetration. Other migrated features for enhanced clinical efficiency include superior ergonomics, an integrated gel warmer, and protective transducer port covers.
The Canon Aplio 500 CV Platinum is the top-of-the-line cardiac ultrasound machine for Canon. It is powered by the Canon’s most advanced realtime application platform and offers raw data functionality. The Aplio 500 CV Platinum offers the widest range of powerful clinical tools for advanced visualization and quantification.
The Canon Artida is a premium dedicated cardiac ultrasound machine with amazing cardiovascular image quality, ultrafast and straightforward 4D volume navigation. Advanced 3D wall motion tracking technology provides greater diagnostic safety and efficiency. The Artida’s unique 3D speckle tracking technology is the first to follow tissue movement in the 3D space in order to quantitatively assess all components of myocardial wall motion.
The Alpinion E-cube 5 provides image quality comparable to the GE Logiq P5 premium and similar premium entry level ultrasound systems at a much lower price together with a longer extended warranty. The E-cube provides excellent 2D image quality for OB/GYN, abdominal and MSK applications. It is very light, compact, and easier to maintain than similar console ultrasound machines with an exceptionally low power draw that could save thousands of dollars in electricity over the life of the system.