Sonosite’s M-Turbo System Selected For Medical Simulation Corporation’s Simsuite Central Line Management Program

May 15, 2009

Sonosite and Medical Simulation Corporation to Demonstrate Safe Central Line Placement Techniques at AACN Meeting

BOTHELL, WA - May 15, 2009 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried and point-of-care ultrasound, today announced that Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) has selected Sonosite's M-Turbo® ultrasound as their preferred system for teaching clinicians central line placement procedures for their SimSuite® Central Line Management Program. MSC is the leader in providing full-service simulation training and education services to healthcare personnel, medical societies and medical product manufacturers. "Medical Simulation Corporation is proud to partner with Sonosite as its preferred ultrasound vendor for the SimSuite Central Line Management Program," Bill Younkes, MSC President and CEO said.

"Throughout the selection process, Sonosite's M-Turbo ultrasound system rose to the top in head-to-head demonstrations with multiple vendors and met our needs for portability and exceptional image quality. Along with their 5-year warranty; Sonosite's work with the military speaks volumes about their system's reliability."

Sonosite's M-Turbo technology enables clinicians to confidently perform central line placement procedures. The system's proprietary imaging technologies -- SonoMB™, SonoHD™ and SonoAdapt™, provide healthcare professionals with crystal-clear imaging, better edge detection and needle recognition, for ultimate visual guidance. For a product demonstration, interested clinicians can visit both Sonosite (Booth #3418) and Medical Simulation Corporation (Booth #1951) at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' (AACN) National Teaching Institute (NTI) and Critical Care Exposition, the world's largest conference for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients. The conference is being held May 19-21st, in New Orleans at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Click here to watch a video about MSC's SimSuite program and to learn more about the use of Sonosite's M-Turbo ultrasound in the Central Line Management Program.

About Sonosite
Sonosite, Inc. ( is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by ten subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. Sonosite's small, lightweight systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high performance ultrasound to the point of patient care. The company employs approximately 650 people worldwide.

About Medical Simulation Corporation
Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) is the recognized healthcare industry leader in providing full-service simulation training and education services to healthcare personnel, medical societies and medical product manufacturers. MSC's patient safety solutions are designed to strengthen the competence and confidence® of nurses, physicians and technologists. Through its network of training platforms, MSC can provide customized training services to any location worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 888/889-5882.