Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) includes the use us smaller, less expensive ultrasound systems to assess, triage patients in an office or emergency department setting. The imaging modality offers immediate images with no waiting to assess if a patient requires immediate change in care or more advanced imaging assessment. POCUS is also used in catheterization labs to guide vascular access for percutaneous, catheter-based interventional procedures. POCUS systems also are being used in developing countries as a way to access immediate, inexpensive medical imaging.

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Here are two quick clinical examples of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) lung imaging and cardiac imaging using a GE ...

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March 31, 2021 — Driven by pandemic realities and clinical demand for portable and intelligent point-of-care ultrasound ...

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March 18, 2021 — GE Healthcare this week unveiled Vscan Air, a cutting-edge, wireless pocket-sized ultrasound that ...

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Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using an probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.
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Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Images #RSNA20 #RSNA2020
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January 8, 2020 – RSIP Vision has launched a new artificial intelligence (AI) ultrasound module that enables fast and ...

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November 30, 2020 — The Clarius PA HD hand-held, wireless ultrasound scanner is now available for high resolution ...

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The Philips Lumify point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system uses an app and a transducer to convert a smartphone into a portable ultrasound system. Philips and GE Healthcare both offer small hand-held systems and are now facing increased competition from new POCUS vendors like Butterfly Network.
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October 8, 2020 – Butterfly Network Inc. is launching its next-generation Butterfly iQ+ point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) ...

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The artificial intelligence-driven Caption Guidance software guides point of care ultrasound (POCUS) users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images. The AI software is an example of a FDA-cleared software that is helping improve imaging, even when used by less experienced users.
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Naples Community Hospital Director of Cardiac Imaging Bill Shirkey showing a point-of-care echocardiogram of a COVID-19 patient he imaged with a GE Healthcare Vscan device bedside in an isolation room. Use of a small handheld device greatly speeds disinfection after the exam and does not require moving a larger cart-based ultrasound system into a room, which may require moving furniture and add exposure time in the room.
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