SonoSite helped pioneer the concept of portable, point-of-care ultrasound, and it continues to be a world-leading manufacturer and innovator of bedside ultrasound systems as well as an industry leader in ultra-high frequency micro-ultrasound technology.

Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by 26 subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. SonoSite’s portable, compact systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high-performance ultrasound to the point of patient care. For more information, go to www.sonosite.com.


FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

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Supporting the next generation of doctors

2017 18 Oct

Summer school delegates gain some hands-on experience with the SonoSite instruments   FUJIFILM SonoSite continues to maintain its strong focus on supporting medical training and education, and recently supplied instruments for a series of ultrasound workshops at the Doctors Academy International Medical Summer School. On the 31st of July 2017, over... Read more

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FUJIFILM SonoSite most adopted and considered vendor for point-of-care ultrasound according to KLAS

2017 06 Oct

KLAS confirms the popularity of FUJIFILM SonoSite ultrasound systemsFUJIFILM SonoSite has been named the most adopted and most considered brand of point-of-care (POC) ultrasound system in the USA by independent healthcare informatics agency KLAS Research. This year's KLAS report – Ultrasound Imaging 2017 – conducted surveys and interviews with thousands... Read more

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Improving the efficiency and safety of regional anaesthesia with point-of-care ultrasound

2017 27 Sep

Dr Jim Corcoran carries out an ultrasound scan using the SonoSite instrumentUltrasound guidance is proving invaluable for the regional neurosurgical centre at the Salford Royal Hospital, helping to improve safety, save time and enhance the patient experience. Jim Corcoran, consultant neuroanaesthetist and clinical director for perioperative care, explained:... Read more

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The changing face of anaesthesia

2017 19 Sep

Standard operating procedures are now commonplace in many commercial and industrial environments, but do they have a place in patient care? With constant pressure on healthcare providers to improve the quality and efficiency of care while reducing costs, standardisation of patient management is a logical step towards more streamlined services. Anaesthesia... Read more

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Point-of-care ultrasound is a hit in paediatric intensive care

2017 09 Sep

  Dr Akash Deep (right) and Vanessa Wickens, UK education manager and clinical lead at SonoSite, with the ultrasound systemUltrasound technology is helping the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at King’s College Hospital to rapidly obtain vascular access in critically ill patients. Dr Akash Deep, Director of PICU, explained: “PICU treats patients... Read more

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FUJIFILM SonoSite Strengthens European Organisation

2017 25 Aug

 Torsten Walther, European Sales Director, and Volker Keller, European Marketing Director, FUJIFILM SonoSiteFUJIFILM SonoSite has restructured its direct sales and marketing activities in Europe to better serve the shifting point-of-care (POC) ultrasound market. This will provide a more consolidated voice for the company’s customers across Belgium,... Read more

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Filling the Gap in Ultrasound Training

2017 23 Aug

Demonstration and workshop facilities at the SonoSite education centreFUJIFILM SonoSite continues to lead the way in ultrasound training and education, helping clinicians to develop and maintain their practical skills in a variety of disciplines. Learning a new ultrasound procedure or technique can be challenging – particularly if you feel that you... Read more

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The TUBE Approach to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2017 21 Aug

Anaesthetists working in perioperative medicine have increasingly taken a whole body approach to patient evaluation known as TUBE – Total Ultrasound Body Examination – thanks to the development of point-of-care ultrasound. Dr Christophe Aveline, Consultant Anaesthetist in critical care and surgery at the Sévigné Private hospital in Rennes, is an advocate... Read more

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Controlling Pain with Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anaesthesia

2017 16 Aug

The scope of ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia has grown significantly in recent years, and is now a key technique for pain control. Dr. Jens Döffert, Consultant Anaesthetist at Kreisklinikum Calw in Germany, discusses the advances in regional anaesthesia, as described in his book Sonography in anaesthesia: interventional procedures in adults and... Read more

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Point-of-care Ultrasound Helps to Enhance Patient Care in Emergency Medicine

2017 29 Jul

Point-of-care ultrasound is used on a daily basis to help assess and treat patients attending the emergency departmentLondon’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital relies on point-of-care ultrasound to help assess and treat patients in its emergency department. EMED consultant Dr Parmy Deol explained: “The emergency department uses ultrasound on a daily... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Takes to the Skies

2017 20 Jul

 EHAAT crew members and the SonoSite team with the new helicopterSonoSite representatives joined Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) at Audley End House in Essex on the 25th June as the charity celebrated its 20th anniversary and unveiled its rebranded fleet – including the first public appearance of its recently purchased Augusta Westland AW169 helicopter... Read more

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Creating a New Standard for Emergency Care

2017 16 Jun

Point-of-care ultrasound is helping clinicians at the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre to assess a wide range of patientsPoint-of-care (POC) ultrasound is now commonly used in emergency departments throughout the UK. These instruments provide valuable insight for the assessment of both trauma and non-trauma patients, as well as helping to guide... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound goes Underground

2017 16 Jun

Consultant Anaesthetist Stephan Rauscher uses point-of-care ultrasound as part of his daily routine working in the emergency department (ED) at the Katharinenhospital in Stuttgart. He is also involved in the training and scheduling of emergency physicians from the department. Any of these clinicians could potentially be called to an emergency in the... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Helps Streamline Management of Cardiac Arrest

2017 13 Jun

Point-of-care systems are ideal for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh’s emergency ultrasound training programmePoint-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the management of cardiac arrest, as Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, explained: “We know that the prognosis for a patient with a beating... Read more

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Point-of-care ultrasound transforms sports and exercise medicine in Jersey

2017 04 Jun

A FUJIFILM SonoSite Edge ultrasound system has revolutionised Dr Adam Garnett’s sport and exercise medicine practice.Sportsmen and women on the Channel Island of Jersey are benefitting from the introduction of point-of-care ultrasound. Dr Adam Garnett, a sports and exercise medicine consultant at the Jersey Sports Medicine Clinic, explained: “My interest... Read more

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Streamlining Management of Cardiac Arrest with the Aid of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2017 29 May

Point-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the emergency sector, enabling hospital clinicians and paramedics responding to an urgent call for medical assistance to assess a patient’s condition. Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, explained how ultrasound contributes to the management of cardiac... Read more

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FUJIFILM Sonosite Keeps the Wheels in Motion

2017 18 May

Dr Bausili at the Titan Race The medical team, Cardiosos, attending the Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin endurance mountain bike race this year had point-of-care ultrasound close at hand to help them deal with injuries and medical emergencies. The race saw over 463 top-level mountain bikers cover 612 kilometres of sand dunes in Morocco over the course of... Read more

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Ultrasound guidance improves the accuracy of epidurals

2017 17 May

 SonoSite’s X-Porte helps Dr Abraham Ssenoga to administer epidurals under ultrasound guidance.Anaesthetists at Liverpool Women’s Hospital are taking advantage of ultrasound guidance to administer epidurals, as consultant anaesthetist Dr Abraham Ssenoga explained: “Liverpool Women’s is a specialist obstetrics and gynaecology hospital that deals with... Read more

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FUJIFILM SonoSite Donates Ultrasound Systems to Refugee Rescue Services

2017 15 May

 FUJIFILM SonoSite offers support to the Proactiva Open Arms refugee rescue serviceFUJIFILM SonoSite has given two M-Turbo® point-of-care ultrasound systems to the non-governmental sea rescue organisation Proactiva Open Arms, based in Badalona, near Barcelona, to support its efforts in rescuing refugees. Emergency doctor Guillermo Cañardo shares his... Read more

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Creating a New Standard for Ultrasound in Emergency Care

2017 21 Apr

Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound is now a common sight in emergency departments throughout the UK. Professor Bob Jarman, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre, explained the potential benefits of more widespread ultrasound use: “There is a lot of interest in POC ultrasound within our department, above and beyond... Read more

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FUJIFILM SonoSite gives Clinicians the Edge for Rural Diagnostics

2017 06 Apr

 Point-of-care ultrasound helped Dr Fiona Witham to diagnose a wide range of pathologies in patients living in a remote rural area.A FUJIFILM SonoSite Edge® point-of-care ultrasound system recently helped clinicians participating in the Ukraine Christian Partnership’s (UCP’s) Summer Mission to diagnose a wide range of pathologies. Dr Fiona Witham, a... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Improving Care for Chest Patients

2017 23 Feb

Dr Angshu Bhowmik routinely uses point-of-care ultrasound to guide pleural procedures.Ultrasound guidance is now routinely used for pleural procedures, with current British Thoracic Society guidelines stating that all pleural drain insertions and aspirations should be performed using the technique. Dr Angshu Bhowmik, a consultant chest physician specialising... Read more

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Point-of-care ultrasound systems prove ideal for the Children’s Acute Transport Service

2017 16 Feb

 Cathy Roberts from the Children’s Acute Transport Service finds SonoSite’s Edge system invaluable when transferring critically ill children between hospitals.The Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) depends on point-of-care ultrasound systems to get quick and accurate vascular access in critically ill children being transferred to specialist treatment... Read more

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When Time is of the Essence

2017 06 Feb

Point-of-care ultrasound systems were originally designed for military applications, dealing with emergencies in a battlefield setting, and it is not surprising that they now play such a pivotal role in emergency vehicles around the world. Dr Ramón de Elías Hernandez, head of on-call doctors at SAMUR, Madrid’s municipal emergency service, describes... Read more

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Fujifilm Sonosite Wins Silver in IDSA International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2016

2017 30 Jan

FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge ultrasound solutions and providing world-leading education to enable point-of-care visualization access, has been named a Silver winner in the 36th Annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) announced by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). FUJIFILM SonoSite’s SII... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Helps Emergency Care at King's College Hospital

2017 24 Jan

The Emergency Department at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a busy trauma centre dealing with over 400 cases every day. Point-of-care ultrasound has been used in the department of over 10 years, and now forms an integral part of many patient assessment pathways. Emergency Medicine Consultant Dr George Nada explained: “We currently use... Read more

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Guiding Patient Management with the help of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2016 10 Nov

Point-of-care ultrasound provides EMED clinicians with valuable additional information.Point-of-care ultrasound provides valuable additional information in emergency medicine, helping to guide clinical decision making, as Dr Jonny Gordon, EMED consultant at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, explained: “Point-of-care ultrasound has... Read more

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Using Point-Of-Care Ultrasound to Train the Intensivists of the Future

2016 24 Oct

Dr Kaushik Bhowmick regularly uses the X-Porte point-of-care ultrasound system in his daily practice West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds is using the latest generation point-of-care ultrasound system to help intensive care trainees develop their skills in cardiac and lung ultrasound, as consultant anaesthetist Dr Kaushik Bhowmick explained: “My... Read more

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A Clear Path for Ambulatory Care

2016 20 Sep

The Clinique Juge  is a Marseille clinic specialising in ambulatory surgery. Combining regional anaesthesia with focused pre- and post-operative care, the clinic aims to allow patients to return home soon after orthopaedic surgery, often on the same day as their procedure. Anaesthetist Dr Philippe Grillo explains the benefits of this approach, and the... Read more

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Point-of-care Ultrasound Helps Enhance Maternity Services in Africa

2016 15 Sep

The robustness of the NanoNaxx system makes it ideal for use in Africa.A unique collaboration between the charity Health Improvement Project Zanzibar (HIPZ) and the Zanzibar government has seen point-of-care ultrasound systems introduced into the country’s hospitals, helping to improve maternity services. Dr Ru MacDonagh, founder of HIPZ and a consultant... Read more

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Healing Little Hearts with the Aid of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2016 19 Jul

Surgical teams from the UK-based charity Healing Little Hearts are using point-of-care ultrasound to help accelerate recoveries and improve outcomes for paediatric patients with congenital heart defects. Healing Little Hearts provides life-saving heart operations to babies and children across India who would not otherwise have access to treatment, as... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Indispensable for Elite Sport in Wales

2016 25 May

Point-of-care ultrasound is an essential tool for Dr Mark Ridgewell, an early pioneer for sports and exercise medicine (SEM) and, for the past 13 years, consultant sports physician at the Sport Wales Institute. He explained: “Point-of-care musculoskeletal ultrasound has developed into an extremely useful tool for SEM, particularly in the last 10 years;... Read more

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SonoSite’s X-Porte® Helps to Provide Continuity of Care

2016 27 Apr

Point-of-care ultrasound systems play an important role in the treatment of complicated medical cases at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, as consultant intensivist and anaesthetist Dr Justin Kirk-Bayley explained. The Royal Surrey County Hospital is a 527-bed general hospital and a specialist tertiary centre for cancer, oral and maxillofacial surgery... Read more

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High Flying Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2016 20 Apr

Ultrasound technology is taking to the skies with the Essex Herts Air Ambulance Trust, a charity that provides a free, life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas. Stuart Elms, Clinical Director of the Trust, explained: “We operate two helicopters crewed by full-time... Read more

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Fujifilm Sonosite Announces Launch Of The New Sonosite Sii, The Simply Smart Ultrasound System

2016 12 Apr

FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge ultrasound solutions and providing world-leading education to enable point-of-care visualization access has announced CE mark and 510(k) clearance for its new mountable ultrasound system, the SonoSite SII. Developed for regional anesthesia, vascular access and trauma applications, the SII... Read more

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The TUBE Approach to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2017 21 Aug

Anaesthetists working in perioperative medicine have increasingly taken a whole body approach to patient evaluation known as TUBE – Total Ultrasound Body Examination – thanks to the development of point-of-care ultrasound. Dr Christophe Aveline, Consultant Anaesthetist in critical care and surgery at the Sévigné Private hospital in Rennes, is an advocate... Read more