A Review of the GE VScan Extended

When it comes to making critical ultrasound decisions at the point of care, you need the best portable ultrasound system which is the GE VScan Extend with the Dual Probe. It is no bigger than the size of your smartphone and designed for Emergency Medical Services (EMS), ambulatory services, and intensive care units. Also, the GE VScan Extended (formarly known as the VScan Extended with Dual Probe) has improved processing power from the previous iterations of the VScan, which makes it the most versatile, capable, and affordable (less than $7,000) handheld ultrasound system you will ever put in your pocket.

Versatile, Built-in Ultrasound Probe Heads

The Dual Probe version of the GE VScan Extend has a linear and sector probe permanently attached, therefore, it is always ready when the situation demands it. With the dual probe head, you can perform a variety of scans including:

  • Cardiac
  • Abdominal
  • Carotids
  • Thyroid
  • Lungs

All these tests can be performed at the point of care when time and convenience are essential, and without the hassle hauling around a heavy machine! The VScan Extend handheld ultrasound system is perfect for point-of-care physician offices, ambulatory services, mission trips to developing countries, and other environments where portability and critical care are of the utmost importance.

DICOM and Cloud Sharing Capabilities

The GE VScan Extend features DICOM and cloud sharing capabilities to further simplify and accelerate the transfer of images. Additionally, the Vscan Extend app includes the interface to Tricefy, a cloud-based case exchange solution.

Fully Customizable to Fit Your Ultrasound Needs

Thanks to the GE Marketplace, VScan Extend users can download a variety of handheld ultrasound applications to customize their VScan to fit the needs of the environment where the system is being put into service. Some applications include:

  • Focused Assessment Transthoracic Echo (FATE)
  • Rheumatic Heart disease evaluation
  • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Bladder Volume Scans
  • Lung Assessment and Documentation
  • Tricefy Uplink

An Affordable Teaching Tool—Perfect for Medical School

Ultrasound systems can be expensive, which can make teaching ultrasonography in medical school curriculums cost-prohibitive. With the GE Vscan Extend, you can inexpensively add teaching ultrasound to your program while increasing your program’s value for your students! The VScan Extend is user-friendly and highly portable, making it the perfect low-budget ultrasound system for any medical school program.

Exclusive Training Abilities and an Affordable Price Point

Why should you buy the GE VScan Extend from us? We have the ability to provide exclusive applications training and at a price-point that allows us to give you more value when you need a portable, hand-held ultrasound system.

Need Portability, but More Imaging Power than the GE Vscan Can Provide?

While the GE Vscan Extend is an excellent ultrasound solution for primary care physicians, ambulatory services, mission trips, and more, sometimes you need high-quality imaging capabilities without sacrificing portability. For customers who want a great portable ultrasound system, we recommend the following GE and Philips ultrasound systems, available from Probo Medical:

Have Questions?

If you’re not sure which portable, handheld or pocket-sized ultrasound system is for you, contact Probo Medical. You can also call us today at 866-513-8322 to take advantage of our current promotions!

About the Author

Brian Gill is Probo Medical’s Vice President of Marketing. He has been in the ultrasound industry since 1999. From sales to service to customer support, he has done everything from circuit board repair and on-site service to networking and PACS, to training clinicians on ultrasound equipment. Through the years, Brian has trained more than 500 clinicians on over 100 different ultrasound machines. Currently, Brian is known as the industry expert in evaluating ultrasounds and training users on all makes and models of ultrasound equipment, this includes consulting with manufacturers with equipment evaluations during all stages of product development.