Press Releases

October 6th, 2014

SonoAccess 2.0 offers largest free collection of multimedia ultrasound training resources for a variety of clinical specialties

Bothell, W.A., October 7, 2014 – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., the world leader and pioneering specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, unveiled version 2.0 of the popular SonoAccess™ educational app, a free mobile device application that provides the healthcare community with access to the largest multimedia library of ultrasound resources including instructional videos, clinical image galleries and a variety of case studies. FUJIFILM SonoSite redesigned the app from the ground-up based on collaboration from existing users, added more features and workflow improvements, and extended its reach to include all Apple and Android phones and tablets.

"A textbook or a colleague with more experience is not always available, but an app can be with you while on-the-go." said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. "SonoAccess 2.0 is a result of our commitment to serving the needs of our customers. Multimedia educational resources are in high demand and we want to serve our customers better by providing them access to resources quickly and easily whenever, wherever."

September 16th, 2014

New imaging system combines ultra high-frequency ultrasound imaging, quantification and
education in a convenient easy to use all-in-one platform designed for small animal studies


Toronto, Canada, September 17, 2014 (Booth #510) – FUJIFILM VisualSonics Inc., a world leader in real time, in vivo, high-resolution micro-imaging systems designed specifically for pre-clinical research and subsidiary of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., will unveil the world’s first one-touch pre-clinical imaging platform, the Vevo® 3100 on September 17 -20 at the World Molecular Imaging Congress Annual Meeting in Seoul, Korea.


“Equipped with new Vevo HD Image Technology, a customizable touchscreen user interface, and onboard learning, the Vevo® 3100 imaging platform allows researchers to experience a new and efficient method of imaging in the pre-clinical research world,” said Naohiro Fujitani, President & CEO, FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “As the undisputed leader in real-time in vivo micro-imaging systems, FUJIFILM VisualSonics once again advances the world of pre-clinical research with the launch of the Vevo® 3100 imaging platform.”


July 18th, 2014

Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging to Explore Stemming More Than 1000 Preventable Deaths Each Day In The US Healthcare System

BOTHELL, WA, July 17, 2014 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., the world leader and specialist in ultrasound performed at the point-of-care, applauds the US Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging for having a hearing to explore ways to stem the more than 1000 preventable patient deaths a day in the US healthcare system.

"This crisis needs to be addressed at the highest levels sooner rather than later, and we applaud the Senate for taking action," said Diku Mandavia, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at FUJIFILM SonoSite. "The fact is that there are many tools and methods to prevent these deaths if adopted broadly across a hospital, including those to significantly reduce a major threat to patient safety –hospital-acquired conditions."

Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) are complications that a patient may develop during a stay in a hospital or medical facility. To reduce this patient risk, many leading hospitals now mandate that their physicians adopt proven best practices. As an example, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as well as other medical groups recommend ultrasound-guided central line insertion for safer vascular access, based on overwhelming scientific evidence of its safety benefits.

May 12th, 2014
SonoSite Solutions provides a ready-made, but highly modifiable and scalable, clinical pathway to reduce CVC-insertion complications through the use of point-of-care ultrasound

BOTHELL, WA, May 13, 2014 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., the world leader and pioneering specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, announced the availability of a new patient-safety program designed to help hospitals reduce complications during CVC insertion. The SonoSite Solution for Safer Central Venous Catheter Insertion includes a guidebook and resource center that provides healthcare professionals with practice guidelines, procedure protocols, key metrics for benchmark success, educational videos and more. Most importantly, a team of Solutions Advisors support the program and help clinicians and administrators at participating institutions navigate through the wealth of available information.

"Central Venous Catheter (CVC) insertion can be risky. Both mechanical complications, such as a pneumothorax, or a Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) can occur during the procedure,” said Diku Mandavia, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “An iatrogenic pneumothorax is deemed a high cost and preventable event at many hospitals and healthcare systems and, as of October 2012, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will not compensate hospitals for additional costs incurred from this complication."

January 14th, 2014
New open-access VividTrac® device—for “where you need it, when you need it” intubation—
brings video intubation to the forefront of patient care

BOTHELL, WA, January 14, 2014 – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., the world leader and pioneering specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, today announced a partnership with Vivid Medical Inc. of Palo Alto, CA, to co-promote the VividTrac® Video Intubation Device. VividTrac is the world’s first and only single-use, "open access” video intubation device with a USB interface that connects easily to a variety of display options. By simply plugging the VividTrac device into a compatible system, clinicians will have access to high-resolution video intubation to enhance patient safety and care.