GE Healthcare announced that its Vscan pocket-sized visualization tool has been named the Grand Award winner for Health in Popular Science magazine’s 23rd annual “Best of What’s New” issue. Commercially available earlier this year, Vscan provides physicians powerful imaging technology at their fingertips – to take a quick look at what is happening inside a patient’s body.
“Vscan was designed to help enhance patient care by providing access to high-quality imaging at point-of-care, to help detect disease and complications earlier,” said Agnes Berzsenyi, General Manager, Global Primary Care — Ultrasound , GE Healthcare. “We are honored to be recognized by Popular Science for this advancement to the field of healthcare.”
Roughly the size of a smartphone, Vscan houses powerful ultrasound technology that provides clinicians with an immediate, non-invasive method to help secure visual information about what is happening inside the body. Vscan may prove invaluable for physicians in today’s busy practice environment – including primary care physicians and those specializing in cardiology, critical care and women’s health, as well as hospitalists. Vscan is available in countries around the globe including the U.S., Canada, Europe and India.
“For 23 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us — those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our views of what’s possible in the future,” said Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief, of Popular Science. “The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honor, and the winners — chosen from the thousands of entrants — represent the highest level of achievement in their fields.”