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Overview

Handheld ultrasound: Make decisions at the point of care

Handheld ultrasound is always with you at the point of care. It fits in your pocket so you have it readily available for a variety of exams, including abdominal...

Two transducers in a single handle for easy exams

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound has a dual probe with both linear and sector transducers in a single handle. Both transducers are always connected and readily available...

An interface that feels like your smartphone

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound is designed to be easy to use, much like your smartphone with a minimized number of keys. Just swipe through the interface...


Wireless image transfer makes documentation a snap

Vscan Extend seamlessly integrates handheld ultrasound imaging with your hospitals' wireless networks and DICOM®-based documentation and reporting.

Apps that extend your power

Customize your Vscan Extend with apps to expand your diagnostic capabilities and fit the care areas you serve. It's the first GE ultrasound system to leverage the GE Marketplace to enrich your diagnostic power.


Clinical Specialties

Portable ultrasound for your speciality
Vscan Extend delivers high-quality diagnostic imaging that is indicated for abdominal, cardiac, lung, obstetric, pediatric and vascular scanning. It is used in a wide variety of settings by healthcare professionals – including cardiologists, general practitioners, obstetricians, gynecologists, primary care physicians, emergency physicians, and intensivists – helping you provide efficient patient care with fewer referrals.

Portable ultrasound for your specialty

Vscan Extend delivers high-quality diagnostic imaging that is indicated for abdominal, cardiac, lung, obstetric, pediatric and vascular scanning. It is used in a wide variety of settings by healthcare professionals – including cardiologists, general practitioners, obstetricians, gynecologists, primary care physicians, emergency physicians, and intensivists – helping you provide efficient patient care with fewer referrals.


Indications reference guides:

Vscan Extend with Dual Probe Download pdf >
Vscan Extend with Sector Probe Download pdf >

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for cardiovascular

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for point of care

Powerful cardiology imaging

Vscan Extend gives you instant access to echocardiography for immediate evaluation of cardiac anatomy and function. It gives you fast, clinically reliable information to assess global and regional wall motion, myocardial thickness, heart chamber sizes, valvular function, pericardial pleural effusion, and fluid accumulation in the lungs. Vscan Extend also enables imaging guidance for needle/catheter placement, such as pericardiocentesis, and vascular access.


Indications reference guides:

Vscan Extend with Dual Probe Download pdf >
Vscan Extend with Sector Probe Download pdf >

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for cardiovascular

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for point of care

Handheld ultrasound for fast decisions

Vscan Extend is big enough to help you make tough clinical decisions and small enough to take with you wherever you go. It is easy to use and enables quick diagnosis and treatment decisions with precise, clinically reliable information for diverse applications including cardiac, lung, vascular and urology. With Vscan Extend in your pocket, you don’t have to look for ultrasound equipment or do without it. It’s always with you, ready for the critical decisions you make every day.


Indications reference guides:

Vscan Extend with Dual Probe Download pdf >
Vscan Extend with Sector Probe Download pdf >

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for cardiovascular

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for point of care

Triage patients quickly

Vscan Extend starts in less than 10 seconds from standby, giving you immediate access to obtain critical diagnostic imaging information. With two transducers in the same probe, you can cover 80% of the core ultrasound applications.1 Vscan Extend is easy to use and enables quick diagnosis and treatment decisions with precise, clinically reliable information. High-quality images support sound diagnosis and triage in any exam, from lung ultrasound to musculoskeletal. With Vscan Extend in your pocket, you don’t have to look for ultrasound equipment or do without it. It’s always with you, ready to go.

1. Based on internal assessment of American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Policy Statement for Emergency Ultrasound Guidelines, 2008

Indications reference guides:

Vscan Extend with Dual Probe Download pdf >
Vscan Extend with Sector Probe Download pdf >

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for cardiovascular

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for point of care

Simple, portable ultrasound for diagnostic clarity

Vscan Extend is big enough to make tough clinical decisions and small enough to take with you wherever you go. It offers high-quality images – supporting sound diagnosis and triage for a variety of exams including abdominal, cardiac, lung, obstetric, thyroid, pediatric and vascular – helping you provide efficient patient care with higher quality referrals.


Indications reference guides:

Vscan Extend with Dual Probe Download pdf >
Vscan Extend with Sector Probe Download pdf >

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for cardiovascular

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for point of care

Diagnostic imaging in the palm of your hand

Vscan Extend is big enough to make fast clinical decisions and small enough to take with you wherever you go. It’s easy to use for urology system evaluations, including kidneys and urinary bladder, helping speed up diagnosis and treatment decisions with precise, clinically reliable information. The Vscan Extend Bladder App is a protocol-enabled measurement tool for calculating urinary bladder volumes and can be used anytime during the ultrasound exam.


Indications reference guides:

Vscan Extend with Dual Probe Download pdf >
Vscan Extend with Sector Probe Download pdf >

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for cardiovascular

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for point of care

Handheld ultrasound for obstetrics and gynecology

Vscan Extend is big enough to make fast clinical decisions and small enough to take with you wherever you go. It’s easy to use for gynecological and obstetrics triage exams. And it helps speed up diagnosis and treatment decisions with precise, clinically reliable information. With Vscan Extend in your pocket, you don’t have to look for ultrasound equipment or do without it. It’s always with you, ready to go.


Indications reference guides:

Vscan Extend with Dual Probe Download pdf >
Vscan Extend with Sector Probe Download pdf >

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for cardiovascular

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for point of care

Handheld ultrasound:
The teaching tool that’s always with you

Although most medical schools agree that ultrasound should be part of students’ curriculum, ultrasound is often not a priority.1 This means many medical students might have little or no exposure to ultrasound and could graduate without adequate experience. This could lead to the need for training later, which can be more expensive. Vscan Extend provides an affordable, user-friendly tool that is well-suited for instruction and practice. Small enough to fit in your lab coat pocket, it’s a teaching tool that’s always with you, ready to go.

1. https://medicine.hofstra.edu/pdf/faculty/facdev/ultrasoundinusmedicalschools.pdf

Indications reference guides:

Vscan Extend with Dual Probe Download pdf >
Vscan Extend with Sector Probe Download pdf >

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for cardiovascular

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for point of care

Vscan Extend Apps

Vscan Extend is the first handheld ultrasound system to leverage the GE Marketplace to enrich the power of Vscan Extend1.

Vscan Extend apps can be downloaded and installed online from the GE Marketplace1, where you can see screenshots of the app and review additional information before downloading. You can also receive email notifications of new or updated apps, and updates can be easily initiated directly from Vscan Extend.

1. GE Marketplace and Vscan Extend apps are valid for systems with Wi-Fi configurations, please contact your GE Healthcare sales representative for detailed information

Bladder Volume App

Vscan Extend Bladder App is a protocol-enabled measurement tool for calculating urinary bladder volumes.

Lung Protocol App

Systematic lung evaluation can be cumbersome. The Vscan Extend Lung Protocol navigates you through a systematic lung ultrasound exam.

Tricefy Uplink App

GE Healthcare has partnered with Trice Imaging to provide an integrated cloud-based solution called TricefyTM. Tricefy allows you to archive and share images from your Vscan Extend handheld, pocketsized ultrasound.


Product Information

For Vscan Extend Owners: Product Activation

Before you begin the process of activating a Vscan device or gateway software, please locate the "Vscan Extend Getting Started" guide. This double-sided quick reference guide can be found in a white envelope in the box that contained your Vscan product.

After locating the "Vscan Extend" guide, please follow the initial steps for activation:

Product activation instructions


Download pdf

Fill out the activation form


Access the form

Product information

Dual Probe Guide

Sector Probe Guide

Vscan Extend for Cardiology Brochure

Vscan Extend for Point-of-Care Brochure

Vscan Extend Interactive Brochure

DICOM Conformance Statement

Vscan Extend Product Datasheet

Evidence

This study demonstrates that pocket-size imaging devices (PSID) can provide a valuable alternative to TTE in the presence of focused clinical questions and can provide an efficient way of delivering a ward-based transthoracic echo service.

This study demonstrates that the pocket-sized portable Transthoracic Echocardiography (pTTE) provides accurate detection of cardiac structural and functional abnormalities beyond the ECG.

The new MS (Miniaturized Echocardiographic System) caused a negligible increase in the duration of consultations. It showed additive clinical value over physical examination, increasing the number of diagnoses, reducing the use of unnecessary routine...

Findings from expert Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (eFCU) correlate well with those from transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) when used in the setting of repeat testing for assessment of ventricular function, pericardial effusion, and inferior vena cava collapse.


Patients in two of the three settings of cardiac care within the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital campus undergoing examination using Vscan experienced signficiant decreases in echo referrals.

The Vscan displays image quality interchangeable with larger and more expensive systems. The apparatus is well suited for performing a FATE examination in a 1-day surgery setting and could very well also be applicable in almost any situation involving patients with acute illness.

Point-of-care semi-quantitative evaluation of cardiac anatomy and function showed high feasibility and correlation with the reference method for most indices. Pocket-sized echocardiographic examinations of four min length...

Remote expert echocardiographic interpretation can provide backup support to point-of-care diagnosis by non-experts when read on a dedicated smartphone-based application.


The rapid acquisition of images by skilled ultrasonographers who use Pocket Mobile Echocardiography (PME) yields accurate assessments of ejection fraction and some, but not all, cardiac structures in many patients.

Hand-held echocardiography was feasible and missed no relevant findings. Given the future implementation of spectral Doppler capabilities, this hand-held scanner can safely be used in clinical routine.

Well-grounded training in echocardiography leads to a rapid improvement in image acquisition and interpretation over a period of a few weeks. Basic diagnostic findings could be interpreted with high accuracy after short training.

The Vscan used by a trained cardiologist has good diagnostic accuracy in the emergency setting compared with a high-end echocardiograph, despite small screen size and lack of pulse-wave and continuous Doppler.


Specialized nurses were, after a dedicated training protocol, able to obtain reliable recordings of both pleural cavities and the inferior vena cava by PSID (pocket-size imaging device) and interpret the images in a reliable way.

After brief training, heart failure nurses can reliably identify pulmonary congestion and pleural effusion with a Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Device (PSUD). Assessment of vena cava inferior was less valid.

The results from rapid bedside pocket mobile echocardiography examinations performed by experienced cardiology fellows compared favorably with those from formal transthoracic echocardiography studies.

Cardiac nurses were able to obtain reliable measurements and quantification of both pericardial effusion (PE) and pleural effusion (PLE) bedside by focused ultrasound (US) and outperform the commonly used chest x-ray regarding PLE after cardiac surgery.


With the use of a hand-held ultrasound device, signs of pulmonary congestion could be demonstrated. When found, these had a significant prognostic impact in clinically stable heart failure (HF).

The accurate and immediate decision making allowed by the pocket-size ultrasound examination (PUE) has the potential to exert a significant impact on the current diagnostic strategies for DVT.

Ultrasound examinations of the pleural cavities and Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) by nurses may improve diagnostics and patient care in Heart Failure (HF) patients at an outpatient clinic, but more studies are needed to determine whether these examinations have an impact on clinical outcomes.

In conclusion, during patient triage, extension of the physical examination by point-of-care ultrasound study (POCUS) can cause physicians to alter their initial diagnosis, resulting in an immediate change of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.


Bedside Ultrasound is often used in specific medical emergencies in order to help physicians make quicker and better decisions.

A list of peer-reviewed articles to help medical professionals understand the current state of research related to various devices, technologies and applicatios.

The use of ultrasound guidance in abdominal paracentesis procedures is associated with fewer adverse events and lower hospitalization costs than procedures where ultrasound is not used.

Ultrasonography-guided thoracentesis is associated with lower total hospital stay costs and lower incidence of pneumothorax and hemorrhage.


The use of a simple HCU device in the outpatient cardiology clinic allowed reliable diagnosis in one third of the patients referred for echocardiography, which translates into cost and time saving benefits.

Our findings show that in the Doppler- echocardiographic era overall cardiac auscultatory proficiency for common valvular lesions is similar in cardiologists and internists.

Implementation of digital echocardiography, certified sonographers, and a miniaturized echo system allowed improvement of the cost-effectiveness of the service...

In ICU patients, the extension of physical examination using an Ultrasonic Stethoscope (US) improves the ability of trained intensivists to determine LVEF at bedside.

Due to its ease of use and its high diagnostic yield Hand-Carried Ultrasound (HCU) systems of the latest generation constitute a helpful technique for the primary assessment of Pleural Effusion (PE).

We propose the development of novel ultrasound- based clinical pathways by integration of PersUS.

In ICU patients, the extension of physical examination using an US improves the ability of trained intensivists to determine LVEF at bedside.


Bedside Ultrasound is often used in specific medical emergencies in order to help physicians make quicker and better decisions.

A list of peer-reviewed articles to help medical professionals understand the current state of research related to various devices, technologies and applicatios.

The use of ultrasound guidance in abdominal paracentesis procedures is associated with fewer adverse events and lower hospitalization costs than procedures where ultrasound is not used.

Ultrasonography-guided thoracentesis is associated with lower total hospital stay costs and lower incidence of pneumothorax and hemorrhage.


The use of a simple HCU device in the outpatient cardiology clinic allowed reliable diagnosis in one third of the patients referred for echocardiography, which translates into cost and time saving benefits.

Our findings show that in the Doppler- echocardiographic era overall cardiac auscultatory proficiency for common valvular lesions is similar in cardiologists and internists.

Implementation of digital echocardiography, certified sonographers, and a miniaturized echo system allowed improvement of the cost-effectiveness of the service...

In conclusion, Vscan […] seems to have a promising future as an indispensable gadget which, like the stethoscope, could be used by all medical practitioners and assist in the evaluation of trauma and other critical patients in the Emergency Department (ED).

In an emergency setting, this new ultraportable echoscope was reliable for the real-time detection of focused cardiac abnormalities.

Our study demonstrated that rapid evaluation by lung-cardiac-inferior vena cava (LCI) integrated ultrasound is extremely accurate for differentiating acute dyspnea due to acute heart failure syndromes (AHFS)...

In major trauma patients, examination with Hand-Carried Ultrasound (HCU) according to the 'Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma' (FAST) principles for the diagnosis of organ lacerations and free intra-abdominal fluid...


The focused echocardiography with pocket-size equipment in the emergency care may allow a prompt diagnosis and, consequently, an earlier initiation of the therapy.

Streamlined FAST may increase triage accuracy of blunt torso trauma patients in mass casualty incidents with limited medical resources.

Bedside Ultrasound is often used in specific medical emergencies in order to help physicians make quicker and better decisions.

A list of peer-reviewed articles to help medical professionals understand the current state of research related to various devices, technologies and applicatios.


The use of ultrasound guidance in abdominal paracentesis procedures is associated with fewer adverse events and lower hospitalization costs than procedures where ultrasound is not used.

Ultrasonography-guided thoracentesis is associated with lower total hospital stay costs and lower incidence of pneumothorax and hemorrhage.

The use of a simple HCU device in the outpatient cardiology clinic allowed reliable diagnosis in one third of the patients referred for echocardiography, which translates into cost and time saving benefits.

Our findings show that in the Doppler- echocardiographic era overall cardiac auscultatory proficiency for common valvular lesions is similar in cardiologists and internists.


Implementation of digital echocardiography, certified sonographers, and a miniaturized echo system allowed improvement of the cost-effectiveness of the service...

Residents with limited training in cardiac ultrasound were able to identify left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in patients with acute decompensated heart failure with superior accuracy compared with clinical, physical exam, lab...

With tailored training, GPs were able to assess LV function with septal mitral annular excursion (sMAE) and pocket-sized Ultrasound (pUS). pUS, as a supplement to the physical examination, may become an important tool in general practice.

The use of Pocket-Size Hand-Held Echocardio-graphic (PHHE) after brief bedside training in the form of a tutorial greatly improved the clinical diagnosis of medical students and junior doctors, over and above history, physical examination, and ECG findings.

Since 2005, the Italian Society of Internal Medicine (SIMI) and its Ultrasound Study Group has been holding a Summer School and training courses in ultrasound for residents in internal medicine.


Lung ultrasound performed by residents with a pocket ultrasound improved the diagnostic accuracy of dyspnea. Two residents undergoing extended training showed a total increase in diagnostic accuracy.

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 one of three emergency medical admissions.

This study showed that limited echocardiography for the detection of Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) performed by Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) at the point of care was feasible.

After a simple and short training course, a pocket- sized ultrasound device (PUD) examination can be used in addition to a physical examination to improve the answer to ten common clinical questions...


A simple ultrasound measurement of the largest transverse bladder diameter seemed to be helpful to exclude or confirm Postoperative Urinary Retention (POUR).

Pocket-size ultrasound imaging devices without continuous and pulse wave Doppler modalities can, even in the hands of a noncardiologist with limited cardiac ultrasound instructions with high sensitivity and specificity...

Handheld echocardiography performed by a medical internist, as an extension of the physical examination with patients with heart failure, is a valid and safe test that helps increase the diagnostic performance.

Assessment of volume status in an outpatient cardiology clinic using focused cardiac ultrasound (FCU) imaging of the Inferior vena cava (IVC) is feasible in a high percentage of patients.


Hand-Held Cardiac Ultrasound (HCU) performed at the point of care by Family Doctors (FD) with remote expert support interpretation using a web-based system is feasible, rapid...

When unbiased residents acting as hospitalists are provided with a PSD to augment initial cardiac examination, usage is frequent and suggests clinical value in hospital medicine.

Bedside Ultrasound is often used in specific medical emergencies in order to help physicians make quicker and better decisions.

A list of peer-reviewed articles to help medical professionals understand the current state of research related to various devices, technologies and applicatios.


The use of ultrasound guidance in abdominal paracentesis procedures is associated with fewer adverse events and lower hospitalization costs than procedures where ultrasound is not used.

Ultrasonography-guided thoracentesis is associated with lower total hospital stay costs and lower incidence of pneumothorax and hemorrhage.

The use of a simple HCU device in the outpatient cardiology clinic allowed reliable diagnosis in one third of the patients referred for echocardiography, which translates into cost and time saving benefits.

Our findings show that in the Doppler- echocardiographic era overall cardiac auscultatory proficiency for common valvular lesions is similar in cardiologists and internists.


Implementation of digital echocardiography, certified sonographers, and a miniaturized echo system allowed improvement of the cost-effectiveness of the service...

Bedside Ultrasound is often used in specific medical emergencies in order to help physicians make quicker and better decisions.

A list of peer-reviewed articles to help medical professionals understand the current state of research related to various devices, technologies and applicatios.

The use of ultrasound guidance in abdominal paracentesis procedures is associated with fewer adverse events and lower hospitalization costs than procedures where ultrasound is not used.

Ultrasonography-guided thoracentesis is associated with lower total hospital stay costs and lower incidence of pneumothorax and hemorrhage.


The use of a simple HCU device in the outpatient cardiology clinic allowed reliable diagnosis in one third of the patients referred for echocardiography, which translates into cost and time saving benefits.

Our findings show that in the Doppler- echocardiographic era overall cardiac auscultatory proficiency for common valvular lesions is similar in cardiologists and internists.

Implementation of digital echocardiography, certified sonographers, and a miniaturized echo system allowed improvement of the cost-effectiveness of the service...

The findings and final diagnosis in the three study groups were similar for both a pocket-sized ultrasound machine (PUM) used transabdominally and a high-specification ultrasound machine (HSUM) used transvaginally and/or transabdominally.

A battery-driven PUM (pocket-sized ultrasound machine) can be used in third-trimester obstetrics for routine assessment of fetal growth (biparietal diameter, transcerebellar diameter and femur length) and for assessment of fetal wellbeing.

Bedside Ultrasound is often used in specific medical emergencies in order to help physicians make quicker and better decisions.

A list of peer-reviewed articles to help medical professionals understand the current state of research related to various devices, technologies and applicatios.


The use of ultrasound guidance in abdominal paracentesis procedures is associated with fewer adverse events and lower hospitalization costs than procedures where ultrasound is not used.

Ultrasonography-guided thoracentesis is associated with lower total hospital stay costs and lower incidence of pneumothorax and hemorrhage.

The use of a simple HCU device in the outpatient cardiology clinic allowed reliable diagnosis in one third of the patients referred for echocardiography, which translates into cost and time saving benefits.

Our findings show that in the Doppler- echocardiographic era overall cardiac auscultatory proficiency for common valvular lesions is similar in cardiologists and internists.


Implementation of digital echocardiography, certified sonographers, and a miniaturized echo system allowed improvement of the cost-effectiveness of the service...

Third-year medical students were able to acquire Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FCU) image acquisition and interpretation skills after a novel training program.

A generation of physicians will need to be trained to view this technology as an extension of their senses, just as many generations have viewed the stethoscope.

Medical students with minimal training were able to use a Pocket-Size Imaging Device (PSID) as a supplement to standard physical examination and successfully acquire acceptable relevant organ recordings...

Students and faculty valued the curriculum, and students demonstrated basic competency in performance and interpretation of ultrasound.


Bedside Ultrasound is often used in specific medical emergencies in order to help physicians make quicker and better decisions.

A list of peer-reviewed articles to help medical professionals understand the current state of research related to various devices, technologies and applicatios.

The use of ultrasound guidance in abdominal paracentesis procedures is associated with fewer adverse events and lower hospitalization costs than procedures where ultrasound is not used.

Ultrasonography-guided thoracentesis is associated with lower total hospital stay costs and lower incidence of pneumothorax and hemorrhage.


The use of a simple HCU device in the outpatient cardiology clinic allowed reliable diagnosis in one third of the patients referred for echocardiography, which translates into cost and time saving benefits.

Our findings show that in the Doppler- echocardiographic era overall cardiac auscultatory proficiency for common valvular lesions is similar in cardiologists and internists.

Implementation of digital echocardiography, certified sonographers, and a miniaturized echo system allowed improvement of the cost-effectiveness of the service...

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