Escalon Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market the VascuView visual ultrasound system for use with assisted vascular access.
The VascuView visual ultrasound system utilizes a tablet pc with software built on the Microsoft Windows XP platform, according to the Wayne, Pa.-based Escalon. The probe itself contains the ultrasound circuitry and connects via a USB-2 interface. The company said that the system includes an image display; a touchscreen display; scan operation controls on the probe itself; visualization of depth to 6cm; and software tools such as calipers and needle guide overlay.
The company’s subsidiary, Escalon Vascular Access, said it plans to commence shipments of the product in the United States immediately.