David Doherty demo’d the GE V Scan handheld ultrasound last week at the recent Healthcare Innovation Expo in London. Despite his initial skepticism since its debut in February 2010, he’s come around to seeing its virtues. Ed. Donna is surprised at seeing slow but steady sales among UK cardiologists–100 at £5000 ($8100) each. It’s also been repositioned as a ‘visualization device for quick triage’ rather than a diagnostic tool. Looking like an overgrown flip phone with a scanner on a lead, it’s limited to chest cavity, abdomen and pelvic use in the UK. For patient privacy, no names can be stored and the data/images are stored on an SD card that must be removed from the device to send via another device such as a laptop. He doesn’t compare it with Mobisante’s handheld scanner/smartphone combo which skip the SD card step, but in our 4 Feb article on Mobisante’s FDA approval, we note that it is in the same price range, if a little lower. The 3G Doctor review.