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Multi-lingual POCUS educational tools are the result of global member demand

BOTHELL, WA, September 24, 2019 – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge, point-of-care ultrasound solutions, today announced that its SonoSite Institute, a comprehensive online educational resource dedicated to empowering and educating healthcare providers about point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), is now available in five additional languages. Due to growing demand by current global users, the website resources are now offered in French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese, as well as the original English.

"Point-of-care ultrasound is a lifesaving tool that is making a huge and positive difference in patient care, across a variety of settings. As the undisputed leader in POCUS, Fujifilm SonoSite is as committed to education as we are to innovation," said Diku Mandavia, MD, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite. "Our content-rich SonoSite Institute is designed for all clinicians...

AI2 Incubator delivers deep learning and computer vision technology on limited hardware capacity to enable new levels of ultrasound detection

Seattle & Bothell, Wash., September 18, 2019 - FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge, point-of-care ultrasound solutions, and the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AI2) Incubator , builder of AI-first startups, announced today a collaboration to interpret ultrasound images with AI, enabling new ultrasound applications and enhanced accuracy. Fujifilm SonoSite has enlisted assistance from the AI2 Incubator to deploy deep learning models on portable ultrasound products. Together, the AI2 Incubator and Fujifilm SonoSite will work to improve image analysis, allowing for the interpretation of a much wider range of ultrasound scenarios.

“The AI2 Incubator was a perfect place to look for help in creating breakthrough technology. They have the type of talent that is hard to recruit, combined with the ambition of a...

Collaboration to develop artificial intelligence (AI) enhanced ultrasound technology aimed at increasing the utility of ultrasound and improving our nation’s healthcare system

Bothell, Washington and Boston, Massachusetts, July 30, 2019 – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. has announced the launch of a strategic relationship with Partners HealthCare to apply artificial intelligence to improve the utility and functionality of portable ultrasound. The two organizations will collaborate to enhance ultrasound technology with AI to enable clinicians to perform scans at the point-of-care, further expanding the accessibility of this technology for clinicians and their patients. The collaboration will be executed through the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science and leverage the extensive data assets, computational infrastructure and clinical expertise of the Partners HealthCare system.

“Allowing for even greater integration of ultrasound into our healthcare delivery system requires smarter machines,” said Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, FACR, FSIIM, Chief Data Science...

BOTHELL, Wash., August 6, 2018 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge, portable and point-of-care ultrasound solutions, today announced the promotion of Richard “Rich” Fabian to President and Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc.

“I am pleased to congratulate Rich on his promotion to President and Chief Operating Officer,” said Takaaki Ueda, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. “Rich’s wealth of experience in sales, service, distribution, supply chain and manufacturing will be crucial to FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc.’s constant innovation of point-of-care ultrasound technology and improving patient lives.”

"It is a true honor and privilege to have the opportunity to lead the team that created point-of-care ultrasound, which has enabled clinicians to make an immediate impact on patient care for the past twenty years,” added Rich Fabian, President and Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. “It is a remarkable legacy and I...

Takaaki Ueda appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Rich Fabian promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer

BOTHELL, Wash., August 6, 2018 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge, portable and point-of-care ultrasound solutions, today announced the appointment of Fujifilm veteran Takaaki Ueda as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., in addition to his roles as President and CEO of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., and FUJIFILM New Development U.S.A., Inc. Rich Fabian has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. The leadership appointments stem from Masayuki Higuchi’s return to Tokyo as Deputy General Manager of Global Finance & Accounting at FUJIFILM Corporation.

“On behalf of all employees at FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., we are grateful to Mr. Higuchi’s contributions to the business and wish him success in his important new role,” shared Takaaki Ueda, Chairman...

From battlefield to bedside, these rugged and reliable solutions have ushered in a new era of helping clinicians bring ultrasound to any patient, anywhere, anytime.

BOTHELL, Wash., July 20, 2018 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge, portable and point-of-care ultrasound solutions, today announced that the company is celebrating the inception of FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. and point-of-care ultrasound with the 20th anniversary of the SonoSite 180 launch. As the first point-of-care ultrasound machine, the SonoSite 180 developed by FUJIFILM SonoSite in 1998 signified a major step forward in ultrasound technology and was the catalyst to enable clinicians to bring ultrasound to any patient, in any environment for the first time ever. The introduction of this new technology broke the convention within ultrasound, by ensuring that point-of-care ultrasound is durable, mobile and reliable– resulting in care for those in need in the most remote areas of the...

BOTHELL, WA, November 21, 2017 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge, portable and point-of-care ultrasound solutions, will showcase its latest innovations at the 103rd annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) at booth #4111 in the South Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. Highlights from Fujifilm SonoSite, Inc.’s portfolio include the SonoSite SII, SonoSite Edge II, and the SonoSite X-Porte.

“The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing and in this fast-paced setting, the only constant is the high demand for faster, less-expensive, and more accurate diagnoses,” said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. “Fujifilm SonoSite is here to help our customers increase workflow efficiencies to deliver better care and improved patient outcomes with our leading point-of-care ultrasound technologies.”

The following will be on exhibit and available for demonstration at RSNA Booth #4111:...

FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge, point-of-care ultrasound solutions, today announced the launch of two new transducers for the SonoSite iViz point-of-care ultrasound, now connecting a total of four to their powerful, hand-held diagnostic tool. Built-from-the-ground-up, iViz is a lightweight, miniaturized ultrasound system that fits right into your pocket. It can be taken anywhere, from a patient’s bedside to first response at a car accident. Now with the addition of the L25v and C60v transducers to its portfolio, the iViz enables clinicians the ability to view superficial applications such as ophthalmic, arterial, venous, lung and nerve as well as deeper applications such as abdominal and obstetrics.

“FUJIFILM SonoSite designs, manufactures, and tests transducers in-house with real-world customer needs in mind,” said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. “Our transducers exceed stringent military specifications...

STAMFORD, Conn. – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. , a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and medical informatics solutions, and FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge ultrasound solutions and providing world-leading education to enable point-of-care visualisation access, have launched a full-suite paediatric solutions portfolio, complete with digital radiography (DR), healthcare IT and point-of-care ultrasound to serve the world’s most unique patients. Fujifilm will unveil the comprehensive paediatrics portfolio in a dedicated display at booth #4111 (South Hall) at McCormick Place in Chicago during the 103rd scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

“For the most precious patients, Fujifilm’s full line of paediatric specific imaging products is tailored to the special needs of these exams,” said Johann Fernando, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “With more than 80 years in imaging experience, Fujifilm is uniquely advantaged to...

SonoSite 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 – at an open day attended by 3,000 people. The spacious new helicopter, one of two operated by EHAAT, offers virtually 360 degree patient access and is equipped with highly specialised and advanced life-saving equipment, including point-of-care ultrasound for management of cardiac arrest and advanced life support.

EHAAT is equipped with five FUJIFILM SonoSite iViz systems, which are an ideal size for use on the aircraft or at the scene of an emergency. Vanessa Wickens, UK Education Manager and Clinical Apps Lead for FUJIFILM SonoSite, said: “We work closely with EHAAT, helping to train its critical care paramedics in the use of point-of-care ultrasound....