Ultrasound Machine, Vscan™, 2012
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
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.