BOTHELL, WA - November 29, 2005 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader in hand-carried ultrasound, announced today that is has shipped over 25,000 systems worldwide. The company made the announcement at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) being held in Chicago from November 27 to December 2.
Sonosite, the recognized leader and innovator of the hand-carried ultrasound market, shipped its first system in 1999, thereby launching a new era in medical imaging where the benefits of high performance ultrasound could be brought to the point of care, wherever the patient is located, rather than bringing the patient to the ultrasound system. "We thank our customers for helping us reach this milestone event in our company's history," said Kevin M. Goodwin, Sonosite President and CEO.
"By working together, it has been possible to bring the patient care benefits of ultrasound visualization to clinical applications across medicine." Weighing from three to just under 8 pounds, Sonosite's hand-carried systems boot up in seconds, are designed to withstand the rigors of highly mobile use, and can operate on battery power for up to four hours if need be. In a recent independently conducted survey, commissioned by the company, customers gave Sonosite products an overall satisfaction rating of 97% based on image quality, ease of use, durability, reliability and ergonomic transducer design.