Press Releases

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.

November 8th, 2013

SonoSite's X-Porte™ Ultrasound Kiosk integrates advanced signal processing for high-resolution imaging, 3D animated clinical guides, and a cutting-edge multi-gesture user interface—all first-ever innovations in point-of-care ultrasound


BOTHELL, WA – November 8, 2013 – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., specialists in designing cutting-edge ultrasound tools and world-leading education for access to point-of-care visualization, today announced it received 510(k) clearance from the FDAi for its newest generation of point-of-care ultrasound: the X-Porte™ Ultrasound Kiosk. Available in a stationary or a detachable use model, SonoSite will begin shipping the X-Porte kiosk in the United States effective immediately. The X-Porte is already available in parts of Europe and Asia-Pacific.

"This is a major accomplishment for SonoSite and a defining moment in the next phase of our innovation strategy," says SonoSite President and CEO Kevin M. Goodwin. "Working side-by-side with hundreds of clinicians from the frontlines of medicine worldwide, we combined their many insights with the most innovative consumer technologies available today. Then, we blended in our own inspiration from key engineers at our company, creating a remarkable new tool built from the ground up."

December 12th, 2012

BOTHELL, WA– December 13, 2012- FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., the world leader and specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, recognizes Life Line Screening for providing access to preventive screening services and encouraging millions of people to take a proactive approach to their health. With point-of-care ultrasound visualization, Life Line Screenings' clinicians are able to look inside a patient’s body to identify disease that could otherwise remain asymptomatic and undetected. As a leading provider of community based preventive health screening events for almost 20 years, Life Line Screening has administered over seven million screenings.

November 7th, 2012
Introducing a New Care Path Strategy to Reduce Complications and Costs Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IVs Replace High-Risk Central Venous Catheter Line Placements in 84% of Patients

BOTHELL, WA– November 8, 2012– FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., the world leader and specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, announces new patient safety data achieved by Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. (TJUH), a 957-bed academic medical center located in Philadelphia. Arthur Au, MD, a Clinical Instructor at Jefferson Medical College and Emergency Medicine physician at TJUH presented new data from an internal ultrasound-guidance study at the 2011 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) conference.

Discovering a New Care Path Strategy

The goal of the study at TJUH was to determine if the number of Central Venous Catheter (CVC) placements could be reduced or replaced with a safer alternative− ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous (USGPIVs) in patients with difficult IV access. The clinical challenge with most patients entering the emergency department includes: obesity, edema, or small veins that are difficult to visualize, making it incredibly difficult for a physician or nurse to place a peripheral IV.

September 12th, 2012
New needle guidance solution helps make central venous catheter procedures "point-and-shoot" simple to improve care quality and reduce healthcare costs

BOTHELL, WA (September 13, 2012) – SonoSite, Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation and the world leader and specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, today announced a partnership with Soma Access Systems LLC to bring AxoTrack™ needle visualization technology to market on SonoSite ultrasound systems. This innovative technology combines traditional ultrasound imaging with advanced magnetics to provide clinicians with a real-time update of the needle position that can be visualized as it travels through tissue to its intended target. This capability is ideal for placing central venous catheters (CVC) as clinicians try to quickly gain vascular access while avoiding critical structures.1