Vscan Extend Handheld Ultrasound

Affordable handheld ultrasound, right at your fingertips.

Vscan Extend™ is a handheld, pocket-sized ultrasound system that empowers healthcare professionals to make focused assessments and accelerate treatment decisions at the point of care. It fits in the palm of your hand and is easy to use like a smartphone, helping you take decisive action, refer patients quickly, optimize the course of treatment and reduce the overall cost of care.

Vscan Extend is now more powerful than ever* with new apps available and designed to help you diagnose confidently and improve productivity.

CAUTION: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician or other authorized licensed healthcare practitioner. Not available in all countries or regions. Consult your local sales representatives for availability.
*As compared to previous release of Vscan Extend.

Vscan Extend handheld ultrasound for helping in the treatment of COVID-19 patients

Vscan Extend™ handheld ultrasound can be used to help confirm and monitor progression of acute respiratory diseases like COVID-19.

It can help clinicians triage patients suffering from acute respiratory and cardiovascular disease with deep and shallow scanning for lungs and cardiovascular conditions with a single probe.  It’s portability, ease of use, connectivity (DICOM to PACS or cloud storage solutions) and cleanability makes an ideal tool for diverse care settings such as isolation wards.

To learn more about cleaning GE Healthcare ultrasound products, visit these resources:

For specific information, refer to the product user manual or use this link.
For select products, the user manual may be available on board the system.
For more information about cleaning your scanner, visit the GE Healthcare Cleaning Compatibility Website.
To find cleaning and disinfection information for transducers, visit this web page.
Watch an informational video from Jeff Hersh, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of GE Healthcare on using ultrasound in a health crisis.

COVID-19 Resources


Systemic lung evaluation can be cumbersome

With Vscan Extend’s Lung Protocol app you can navigate through a systematic lung ultrasound exam. The app automatically activates your scanning preset and annotates each image acquired during the lung exam. You can assess the images qualitatively or leverage a scoring system. You can configure the lung protocol according to your needs.

Impact of Pocket Ultrasound Use by Internal Medicine House Staff in the Diagnosis of Dyspnea

Filopei & Kory, Beth Israel, Journal of Hospital Medicine

Residents participating in lung ultrasound training with a pocket ultrasound device showed improved diagnostic accuracy in their evaluation of patients with dyspnea. The two residents who received extended training had a total increase in diagnostic accuracy across all causes of dyspnea. 

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Ongoing Training: Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Focus Class by 123Sonography**

The Point of Care Ultrasound Focus Class provides professionals with world-class instruction on point of care ultrasound. This package includes access to five hours of video content to help you enhance your skills and confidence with using ultrasound in your clinical practice. This program is designed for Primary Care, covering a variety of exam types, including cardiac, OB, abdominal, lung and joints.


Lung M-Mode

The Lung M-mode app provides the M-mode capability specifically to support the assessment of lung and documentation of signs like seashore. After entering this lung M-mode tool, a centered vertical M-mode cursor line will be applied to generate the anatomical M-mode display. Such tool will be enabled for linear transducer with lung preset and sector transducer with cardiac preset (the recommended preset for lung assessment with the sector transducer).

Rapid evaluation by LCI integrated US for differentiating HF from pulmonary disease in the emergency setting - Cardiovascular Ultrasound

Kajimoto & Abe, Cardiovascular Ultrasound

This study demonstrated that rapid evaluation by lung-cardiac-IVC (LCI) integrated ultrasound is extremely accurate for differentiating acute dyspnea due to AHFS from that caused by primary pulmonary disease in the emergency setting.

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Vscan Extend: Protect patients. Staff. And your device.

Proper cleaning and disinfection between patients is necessary to help prevent disease transmission. By following recommended care and handling procedures, you can help maximize your system’s performance and product life. Download our cleaning guide to learn more.


Does the integration of personalized US change patient management in CC medicine? Observational trials

Breitkreutz & Seeger, Emergency Medicine International

We propose the development of novel ultrasound-based clinical pathways by integration of PersUS.

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LVivo EF*

LVivo EF app is an FDA-cleared EF app that calculates ejection fraction, end-systolic and end-diastolic left ventricular volumes by automated edge detection of the left myocardial wall using apical 4-chamber views. This app has been developed by and licensed from DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd.

NOTE: Applications under GE Marketplace are available as options (not available in all geographies).

Imaging congestion with ultrasound, prognostic implications in patients with chronic heart failure

Gustafsson & Johansson, Journal of Cardiac Failure

With the use of a handheld ultrasound device, signs of pulmonary congestion could be demonstrated. When found, these had a significant prognostic impact in clinically stable HF.

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*Available for purchase. LVivo EF app is developed and licensed from DiA Imaging Analysis, Ltd.

**GE Healthcare is an authorized reseller of 123sonography Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) FocusClass.

Point of Care Ultrasound Training

Vscan Extend delivers high-quality diagnostic imaging that is indicated for abdominal, cardiac, lung, obstetric, pediatric and vascular scanning. It is used in a wide variety of settings by healthcare professionals – including cardiologists, general practitioners, obstetricians, gynecologists, primary care physicians, emergency physicians, and intensivists – helping you provide efficient patient care with fewer referrals.
  • POCUS Focus Course

    Brought to you by 123Sonography,* the Point of Care Ultrasound Focus course helps to address the knowledge gap within ultrasound, providing professionals with world class instruction on point of care ultrasound. This package includes access to five hours of high quality video content, easy to follow hands-on demos, practical clinical examples and proven didactive principles to help you be more competent and confident in your clinical practice. All from the comfort of your office with online learning. This program is designed for Primary Care, covering a variety of exam types, including cardiac, OB, abdominal, lung and joints.

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  • SonoSim 365 for GE Healthcare

    A portable, virtual ultrasound training experience utilizing real patient cases with a broad spectrum of normal and pathologic conditions. SonoSim 365 for GE Healthcare provides convenient ultrasound education through integrated didactic instruction, hands-on training, and knowledge assessment. This offering includes a SonoSim Probe, SonoSim Drive, and your choice of five modules immediately accessible online – choose from a wide selection of modules including anatomy, physiology, and clinical procedures.

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  • Remote Training

    Whether you need help with a certain feature or are looking to better optimize your system after using it for a little while, our dedicated clinical sales team is here to help. You can request their time virtually in increments of 1 hour with flexibility to meet your busy schedule.
    Through our online training portal, our clinical specialists can share the screen or live video of the system, as well as video of themselves so you can chat virtually with our experts.

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    More power in your pocket with Vscan Extend apps

    GE has collaborated with third party developers and experienced Vscan Extend users to develop apps that give you the option to customize your Vscan Extend to efficiently fit the care areas you already serve, and to manage more clinical care scenarios.

    Vscan Extend apps can be downloaded and installed online from the GE Marketplace1, where you can see screenshots of the app and review additional information before downloading. You can also receive email notifications of new or updated apps, and updates can be easily initiated directly from Vscan Extend.

    1. GE Marketplace and and Vscan Extend apps are valid for systems with Wi-Fi configurations, please contact your GE Healthcare sales representative for detailed information. *As compared to previous release of Vscan Extend.

    Education Offerings for Primary Care Ultrasound

    GE offers a wide variety of education offerings for primary care ultrasound in both virtual and in-person settings. Work with our GE coach to build your own journey based on your needs and learning preferences.

    Product Activation

    Before you begin the process of activating a Vscan device or gateway software, please locate the "Vscan Extend Getting Started" guide. This double-sided quick reference guide can be found in a white envelope in the box that contained your Vscan product.
    After locating the "Vscan Extend" guide, please follow the initial steps for activation:
    • Vscan Family Evidence

      Backed by more published papers than any other pocket-sized ultrasound device

      The use of this device in each publication is within the indications of use and intended use. The authors' conclusions are solely based on their scientific studies and must be evaluated by a medically qualified reader.  GE does not endorse or support any conclusions or recommendations contained in these publications.

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    Product Tutorials
    See Vscan in action. Video tutorials are available to help you increase your confidence as you use the Vscan Extend in your everyday practice.
    The device has been verified for limited use outside of professional healthcare facilities. Use is restricted to environmental properties described in the user manual. Please contact your GE Healthcare sales representative for detailed information.