GE VScan Pocket Ultrasound

GE Healthcare

A battery operated ultrasound

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Product description Brand name and product description

Vscan is a battery operated pocket-sized general purpose ultrasound imaging system. This product was selected for inclusion in WHO’s 2013 Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies for Low-Resource Settings

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

VScan is targeted for global distribution. The device is currently sold in over 100 countries worldwide.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The VScan can be purchased through GE Healthcare or through many international distributors in new or refurbished condition.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The VScan system (Vscan, docking station, battery, battery charger, memory card, USB cable, and software) is priced at around $8500 USD by GE Healthcare.Interview with representative The product can also be purchased in new or refurbished condition from international suppliers for as low as $5850 USD and $3800 USD respectively.Interview with distributor

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: to improve and promote good health.

Clinical applications of Fetal/OB, Abdominal, Pediatric, Urology, Cardiac (adult and pediatric), Peripheral Vessel and Thoracic/Pleural motion and fluid detection. Refer to the VScan Indications Reference Guide for more information.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Physician, technician, nurse, or midwife in health care facilities of any level.

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