Stories

SonoSite ultrasound and STARS air ambulance
STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) Air Ambulance is a non-profit emergency air transport organization* that serves rural communities in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. Funded by donations from private individuals, STARS was founded by Dr. Gregory Powell, who had...[Read more]
SonoSite ultrasound on Mt. Everest
Dr. Luanne Freer is, to put it mildly, comfortable with being uncomfortable. A trained emergency medicine physician who grew up in the Washington DC area, Dr. Freer serves as medical director of Yellowstone National Park through Medcor Inc. When she’s...[Read more]
SonoSite ultrasound in Papua New Guinea
An advocate for the expansion of the use of point-of-care ultrasound, Dr. Yasmin Endlich is an anesthesiologist who practices medicine in Australia and regularly travels to Papua New Guinea to provide medical training to local physicians . Here, she explains...[Read more]
SonoSite blog: Doctors Without Borders in Sudan
Dr. Achai Bulabek is a clinical officer with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) . At age 28, she is currently serving a region between Sudan and South Sudan (her native country). Her hospital recently adopted a point-of-care ultrasound system (POCUS) that...[Read more]
SonoSite in Mosul, Iraq
Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, is slowly rebuilding its healthcare infrastructure after years of war. Dr. Henryk Pich is doing his part to help. As a young man, Dr. Henryk Pich spent time travelling in the Middle East. Not surprisingly,...[Read more]
Dr Fidel Fernandez with SonoSite Ultrasound Machines
Ultrasound is a vital tool for vascular surgeons in the 21 st century. In the following essay, Dr. Fidel Fernández Quesada, a sixth-generation vascular surgeon and associate professor at the University of Granada, Spain, describes the difference that ultrasound has...[Read more]
SonoSite and Bridge To Heath in Uganda
To celebrate 20 years of helping clinicians bring ultrasound to the point of care , SonoSite partnered with Canadian NGO Bridge To Health and Uganda's Kigezi Healthcare Foundation (KIHEFO) to help them train Ugandan medical officers on how to diagnose...[Read more]
SonoSite Global Health 20 Years
According to the World Health Organization, much of the world’s population has no access to ultrasound imaging . From the jungles of Panama to the mountains of Nepal, the clinicians that are a part of our Global Health Program and...[Read more]
kerala disaster
During recent floods in the southern Indian province of Kerala , the Kerala Flood Disaster relief team sent by Kasturba Medical College, Manipal borrowed a SonoSite M-Turbo ultrasound machine to assist in assessing and triaging flood victims. The team arrived...[Read more]
SonoSite POCUS Profile
Dr. Ilyas Tugtekin, a consultant anesthetist from Ulm University Medical Center in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, travels to Kumasi, Ghana to help establish an ultrasound training center for doctors all over West Africa. Funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation – a non-profit...[Read more]