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.

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.

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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In the era of COVID-19, remote technical assistance has become big deal. GE Healthcare showed its Digital Expert technology at the ASE 2020 virtual meeting, which allows remote one-on-one echo training or ultrasound machine technical assistance. It became an important service for GE since the start of the pandemic. 

In the era of COVID-19, remote technical assistance has become big deal. GE Healthcare showed its Digital Expert technology at the ASE 2020 virtual meeting, which allows remote one-on-one echo training or ultrasound machine technical assistance. It became an important service for GE since the start of the pandemic. 

Feature | ASE | August 19, 2020
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The GE Vscan is among several point-of-care ultrasound systems being used to triage and monitor COVID-19 patients. I

The GE Vscan is among several point-of-care ultrasound systems being used to triage and monitor COVID-19 patients. 

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The Philips Lumify point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system assessing a patient in the emergency room combined with telehealth to enable real-time collaboration with other physicians.

The Philips Lumify point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system assessing a patient in the emergency room combined with telehealth to enable real-time collaboration with other physicians.

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An example of DiA'a automated ejection fraction AI software on the GE vScan POCUS system at RSNA 2019.

An example of DiA'a automated ejection fraction AI software on the GE vScan POCUS system at RSNA 2019.

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May 26, 2020 — DiA Imaging Analysis, a provider of AI based ultrasound analysis solutions, said it received a...
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The FDA granted marketing authorization of the Caption Guidance software to Caption Health Inc. in February 2020. It uses artificial intelligence to guide users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images in a point of care ultrasound (POCUS) setting.

The Caption Guidance software uses artificial intelligence to guide users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images in a point of care ultrasound (POCUS) setting.

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GE Healthcare partnered with the AI developer Dia to provide an artificial intelligence algorithm to auto contour and calculate cardiac ejection fraction (EF). The app is now available on the GE Vscan pocket, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system, as seen here displayed at RSNA 2019. Watch a VIDEO demo from RSNA.

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DiA’s novel solution leverages AI to transform the way clinicians capture and analyze ultrasound images
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December 9, 2019 —  DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd., an IBM Alpha Zone Accelerator Alumni Startup, announces a collaboration...
The Philips Lumify hand-held ultrasound technology is an important component of the mobile ECMO unit. Members of the ECMO team use Lumify for real-time visual guidance when inserting tubes in veins and arteries in a process called ECMO cannulation. #RSNA2019 #RSNA19 #POCUS

The Philips Lumify hand-held ultrasound technology is an important component of the mobile ECMO unit. Members of the ECMO team use Lumify for real-time visual guidance when inserting tubes in veins and arteries in a process called ECMO cannulation. 

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Terason Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for Point-of-care Cardiac Ultrasound AI
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