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Using Connected Portable Ultrasound for COVID-19 Examination and Documentation

Dr. Francis Pellet, Generalist in Les Vans, France is using GE Healthcare’s Vscan Extend™ with Tricefy™ connectivity to quickly gather and provide immediate diagnostic support for pulmonary complications related to COVID-19

The revolution in ultrasound and digital technology in recent years has made devices smaller, cheaper and smarter. Portable ultrasound devices, combined with cutting edge connectivity and telemedicine technology, makes collaboration easy, secure and affordable.

Information can be sent to specialists instantaneously, from settings outside the hospital or healthcare clinic such as from an ambulance or life flight. Patients can be received and treated much more quickly and effectively, as all relevant information can be instantly and securely transmitted through the cloud to the dedicated healthcare location ahead of time.

Dr. Francis Pellet, a Medicine Generalist in Les Vans, France, has recently been utilizing Tricefy’s connectivity in combination with GE Healthcare’s Vscan Extend to scan patients and interpret images outside of the hospital setting and improve quality and timeliness of care.

“Thanks to the availability of the Tricefy application, this Ardèche primary care team is able to create an essential database in real time – collecting images necessary for the diagnosis of pulmonary complication of SARS-2. (Covid-19) which is rampant all over the world and creates situation of socio-economic and health gravity unprecedented for current generations,” commented Dr. Pellet.

“This online and secure database also allows to do excellent documentation in Tricefy as well as to receive secondary or third opinions in just a couple of minutes,” Pellet continued. “This is no doubt a model that will need to be generalized in the future in primary care.”

Recent studies have shown point-of-care lung ultrasound exams are highly valuable and are shown to be very beneficial in recognizing findings in early clinical use. Furthermore, ultrasound can identify the findings of COVID-19 at the point of care without having to transport an infectious patient out of isolation through hallways to a CT scanner, potentially leading to the need to disinfect the CT scanner, which the American College of Radiology has recently stated can take “approximately one hour.” All of these considerations mean that point-of-care has a convenience factor that is important in the context of COVID-19.



With a connected scanner, a provider can capture the images, generate a report and initiate collaboration, thus allowing for higher quality of care to the patient even when there are no physicians available onsite. COVID-19 experts available can now be of service to a larger group of patients regardless of where they are. To help support healthcare providers in the fight against COVID-19, Tricefy is offering our clinical remote medical imaging solutions to all healthcare providers around the globe free of charge until July 31st, at a minimum. To learn more about how Tricefy can help or to get connected today, visit https://triceimaging.com/covid-19/


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