Vscan Hits 15,000 Milestone
with More on the Way!
The global shipments of Vscan exceeded 15,000 units and adoption of the device
continues to grow.
Since it was commercially introduced in 2010, Vscan has becoming increasingly
popular among healthcare professionals throughout the world. The pocket-sized
ultrasound device has been widely distributed across over 100 countries, including
those located in developed and emerging markets. Clinical settings for Vscan vary
from hospitals in large cities to clinics in rural areas. The broad range of users includes
specialists, such as cardiologists, as well as primary care physicians and clinical staff
operating under their guidance.
The team at GE couldn’t be more excited see the Vscan community
expand as this new category of device continues to help improve
access to healthcare and quality of care throughout the world!
Vscan Receives healthymagination Validation
Vscan has received GE’s healthymagination validation according
to Oxford Analytica, the independent strategic research firm that
manages the validation process of healthymagination products.
According to Oxford Analytica’s assessment, there is substantial
evidence to back up Vscan’s claim of improved quality as a
healthymagination product. The rigorous validation process
involved GE healthymagination Validation Council’s assessment
of Vscan. As part of its process the Council analyzed Vscan and
reviewed peer-reviewed, published case studies and papers,
including the study conducted by Cardim et. al1 (See story
Page 12). The Council then submitted the product and
documentation to Oxford Analytica’s network of experts.
After following its own rigorous process, the research firm
delivered its findings.
“Healthymagination validation is a testament to the quality of
Vscan,” says Steffen Mueller, GE Healthcare Global Product
Manager. “We’re honored to receive the validation, which
is another step in our commitment to help provide better
healthcare for more people.”
1. Cardim N, Golfin CF, Ferreria D, et al. Usefulness of a New Miniaturized Echocardiographic
System in Outpatient Cardiology Consultations as an Extension of Physical Examination.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography November 2010; 24( 2): 117-24.
*GE’s “healthymagination” is about better health for more people. We’ve committed $6 billion
to continuously develop innovations that help clinicians and healthcare providers deliver
high-quality healthcare at lower cost to more people around the world. For more information
about our healthymagination commitment, visit www.ge.com/healthymagination.