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Ultrasound Machine, Vscan™, 2012

This is a Ultrasound Machine. It was manufactured by GE Healthcare.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from GE Healthcare as part of Tools: Extending Our Reach.

It is dated 2012. Its medium is internal: ultrasound transmitters and receivers, signal processor, computer-on-chip, external: magnesium and plastic covers.

Immediacy is the key characteristic of today’s mobile technology. This ability to obtain and analyze information instantaneously can also have life-altering repercussions. The Vscan, a pocket-size ultrasound device slightly larger than a smartphone, is a diagnostic tool that can take a quick look inside the human body. The Vscan ultrasound technology allows a clinician to directly capture an image and interpret it at the patient’s bedside. The clamshell device automatically goes into scanning mode when it is opened. The clinician glides the probe over the surface of the patient’s skin. The probe contains circuitry, which sends sound waves that are converted into images of organs or real-time blood flow, which are displayed on the handheld screen. Images can be offloaded to a computer and emailed remotely.

It is credited Courtesy of GE Healthcare.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (device unit): 13.5 x 7.3 x 2.8 cm (5 5/16 x 2 7/8 x 1 1/8 in.) H x W x D (probe): 12 × 3.3 × 2.6 cm (4 3/4 in. × 1 5/16 in. × 1 in.) Display: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.), 240 x 320 pixels resolution

We have 1 video that features Ultrasound Machine, Vscan™, 2012.

VScan Demo

A video promoting GE's Vscan technology and innovative features.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tools: Extending Our Reach.

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