GE HealthCare (NASDAQ: GEHC) saw its shares drop slightly Friday on the launch of Vscan Air SL – a handheld, wireless ultrasound imaging system designed for rapid cardiac and vascular assessments at the point of care to help clinicians accelerate diagnoses and treatment decisions. The latest addition to the Vscan product suite, Vscan Air SL features GE HealthCare’s proprietary SignalMax and XDclear technology that provide high levels of penetration, resolution, and sensitivity in imaging performance with an industry-leading single crystal transducer technology.
With cardiovascular disease the most prevalent disease worldwide often presenting in emergency situations, prompt diagnosis and treatment can be vital. The portable, wireless Vscan Air SL is designed to enable clinicians to efficiently collect and view crystal clear cardiac and vascular images at the point of care. By streamlining these workflows and avoiding overloading traditional radiology resources, clinicians can expedite care decisions to help patients receive treatment plans right away when time is of the essence.
With Vscan Air SL, clinicians have a pocket-sized, portable tool that allows for clear, whole-body scanning and secure viewing of images. In addition, through Vscan Air + Digital Tools, clinicians have access to subscriptions that can connect them to a suite of easy-to-use solutions designed to improve workflow with secure collaboration, image, and device management features.
At Friday’s opening bell, GEHC fell 22 cents to $68.21.