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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....

Point-of-care ultrasound is used daily to help assess and treat patients in the emergency department.

London’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 basis for FAST scanning, central line placement, echocardiograms and to check for free abdominal fluid in trauma patients, and occasionally also for guiding therapy in critically ill patients, draining abscesses and locating foreign bodies. As well as using ultrasound in our clinical practise, two colleagues and I supervise junior trainees learning to use ultrasound, helping them to achieve the level 1 proficiency that is now a mandatory part of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine curriculum.”

“Our point-of-care ultrasound system – a FUJIFILM SonoSite X-Porte ® – is very robust, which is important in a busy department where equipment...

Point-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 heart is far better than for someone in cardiac standstill. Using ultrasound, we can see whether or not a patient remains in cardiac standstill following a period of intensive resuscitation, and may also be able to identify a previously undetected pathology – such as cardiac tamponade or ventricular fibrillation – that was not visible on the ECG. Ultrasound can also help to guide the most appropriate course of action, for example, unblocking a coronary artery in the cath lab, aggressive treatment of alternative causes of cardiac arrest, or possibly ECMO.”

“We set up an emergency ultrasound training programme almost 10 years ago, purchasing a FUJIFILM SonoSite point-of-care ultrasound system...

Stamford, CT, February 1, 2017 (Booth #551) – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. , and FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. will present its comprehensive Synapse Enterprise Imaging product portfolio and its SonoSite iViz solution which integrates ultrasound with medical IT at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference and exhibition held February 19-23, 2017 at Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida. The company will also sponsor an educational session titled “Value-based Care, Enterprise Imaging and the Future of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning”.

“Fujifilm has earned a reputation as a dedicated partner in helping healthcare organisations establish and grow their enterprise imaging strategy so that they are better positioned to deliver value-based care,” said Bill Lacy, Vice President of Medical Informatics at FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “Fujifilm’s Synapse portfolio is the most comprehensive enterprise imaging solution available today and is designed to help improve patient outcomes...