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The Potential Benefits of Handheld Ultrasound

“Many years ago, when students came to me about point of care ultrasound, I incorrectly said it’s a waste of time,” says Peter Bonadonna, a paramedic and paramedic program director for Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. “The more I learned about ultrasound, not only did I realize I was wrong –  I was really wrong.”

What often comes to mind when thinking of an ultrasound is a larger system that might be found in a clinic. However, as of the field of point of care ultrasound grew, ultrasound got smaller to the point where it could fit in a clinician’s pocket.

Vscan Extend™ from GE Healthcare is a handheld, pocket-sized ultrasound system that enables clinicians to make focused assessments and accelerate treatment decisions at the point of care.