The GE Vscan with Dual Probe is a portable handheld ultrasound machine with two transducers mounted on either the end of the same probe to give linear(similar to the 8L-RS probe used on Vivid e) and sector(similar to the 3S-RS probe used on Vivid e) functionality to the Vsan. The GE Vscan with Dual Probe and the former version GE VScan have the same system display size and shape of a flip-type cell phone, and the same clinical intended use with exception of small parts, MSK, vascular access, and novascular access. GE invented the category of handheld ultrasound with the Vscan in 2010. GE continuously extended available applications for both clinically and practically with physicians in practice. The dual probe definitely meets the clinical demands to cover various clinical application.
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• Display unit 135 x 73 x 28 mm • Probe 129 x 39 x 28 mm • Weight (unit and probe) 436 g • Display 3.5 inches, 240 x 320 pixels resolution
Vscan with Dual Probe Specifications:
• Phased array transducer
– Field-of-view for black and white imaging: up to 75 degrees with maximum depth of 24 cm
– The color flow sector represents blood flow within an angle of up to 40 degrees
• Linear array transducer
– Field-of-view for black and white imaging: aperture width of 2.9 cm with maximum depth of 8 cm
– The color flow sector represents blood flow over image with full aperture and entire depth
Vscan with Dual Probe Electrical power:
• Universal power supply with 100-240 V, ~50/60 Hz. Global plugs enabling recharge of docked device • USB connection to PC 289 VA depending on system configuration • Recharge time for device battery: 75 minutes for 90% battery capacity
GE Vscan with Dual Probe Review:
The GE Vscan with Dual Probe is a screening and procedure assistant tool. However, by adding a liner probe option on the other side, the GE Vcan with Dual Probe has extended its clinical coverage , especially procedure guidance field and near field screening. Though it is amazing, such a small piece of hardware having limitation due to its screen size, image quality, features and imaging modes. It is an assististing tool. Due to the technical limitation, the GE Vscan with Dual Probe only provdes B mode and Color Doppler mode, However, considering the target of this tool, the GE Vscan with Dual Probe can assist better qualified and trained health care professionals with enabling visualization and measurement of anatomical structures and fluid. The GE Vscan with Dual Probe freely works with PC software so that health professionals can use it with low barriers in their PC OS environements. Recently, APP based ultrasound option on commercial mobile phone become available; but it is not well stablized yet. The Siemens P10 was only one competitor, but now it is out of production and service.
• CPU Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz) or Pentium M (1.6 GHz) • RAM 1 GB • Disk space 700 MB on system partition; 200 MB on partition where program is installed • Graphic resolution 1024 x 768 • Graphics board DirectX 9.0c compatible • Thumb-controllable navigation wheel • AutoOptimize – Auto gain adjustment • AutoCycle – Detecting full heart cycle Docking station including: • Global AC adapter with interchangeable plugs (USA and China, EU, UK, Australia), USB cable • Vscan gateway software • One rechargeable battery • 4 GB microSD memory card • Soft case • Access to Vscan web portal with entitlement to full online education reference materials • Gel (60 g bottle) • Windows Media Player™ version 10 or higher • Adobe Acrobat Reader™ 4.0 or higher (for on-line help function) • Internet Explorer™ version 7 or higher • Microsoft Outlook (for sending e-mail from Vscan gateway software)
Vscan Gateway Software
• Stored data can be viewed and interpreted on PC • Basic distance and area measurements • Images with those measurements can be stored back onto the device into the original exam folder • Offline adjustment of contrast and brightness settings • Patient data, including name, ID, birth date, or comments, can be added to exam information Image annotation • Video controls for clips such as play and pause, or back and forward stepping • Playback of recorded audio files • Data export into Microsoft Outlook™ e-mail, to hard disk, any compatible media or shared folders in network for long-term storage or easy access to other applications • Exports can be executed for selected images or selected exams • Export to pdf file with patient demographics, exam comments and selected images, which can be used as simple electronic report and/or further printout • Folders can be mounted for deploying gateway tools on stored data • Fast data finding with filter or sort function for exam date, patient name or ID • Vscan and gateway software diagnostic tools • Software updates for the gateway software and the Vscan with Dual Probe may immediately be available if the PC with installed gateway software is connected to internet • With internet connection, GE’s service hotline is available online – remote diagnostics and even update installations can be enabled
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Tilt/Rotate Adjustable Monitor
Image Size Resolution
Trackball or Trackpad
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
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)
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Remarkable new features of the Canon Aplio i800 that differentiates itself with 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.
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