GE HealthCare has launched Caption AI artificial intelligence (AI)-driven software for rapid cardiac assessments at the point of care on Vscan Air SL. 

With Caption AI technology, clinicians using Vscan Air SL handheld ultrasound will have access to real-time, step-by-step guidance to capture diagnostic-quality images and automated ejection fraction estimation to help inform clinical decisions across cardiac settings.

Vscan Air SL with Caption AI is designed to lower the threshold for healthcare professionals to be able to capture cardiac images so that even non-expert ultrasound users can take a quick look at patients’ hearts.   

Caption AI provides real-time visual guidance to prompt users on probe movements and includes a quality meter to ensure the user obtains the best possible images. Once an image is captured, the AutoEF feature automatically calculates a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF).  In addition, users can efficiently scan with AutoCapture and Save Best Clip features to capture the best quality image from each view. 

According to GE, Vscan Air SL can provide high levels of depth, resolution and sensitivity in imaging performance with its single crystal transducer technology. The latest integration of Caption AI builds on GE HealthCare’s history in handheld ultrasound—having introduced the Vscan in 2010 as the first color, pocket-sized ultrasound device—and is helping to make modern ultrasound care more accessible. 

“The integration of Caption AI with the Vscan Air SL handheld ultrasound opens an entirely new chapter for cardiac screening. This technology empowers users with guidance and tools for high quality ultrasound scans and supports earlier detection of cardiac disease,” said Roland Rott, president and CEO, Ultrasound, GE HealthCare. “The strategic acquisition of Caption Health in 2023 continues to expand the capabilities of our products and solidifies our leadership in ultrasound and the emerging artificial intelligence landscape.”