First-ever handheld ultrasound units at Winter Olympics

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For the first time, a handheld ultrasound device will be used for medical care at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.  The images can be transferred from the point of care–rinkside, ski slopes–to area hospitals if the athlete needs to be transferred.  It’s identified as a GE device but is oddly not labeled as the Vscan that was keynoted at CES.  GE in fact is supplying most of the imaging equipment plus a 15.9 metre tractor-trailer Mobile Medical Unit (emblazoned with ‘healthymagination’) as part of their Olympics sponsorship. It’s estimated that over 900 diagnostic imaging tests will be performed during the Games.  Canadian Healthcare Technology