Stories

Hospital Continues Efforts to Reduce Opioid Over-Prescription
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey has been among the forefront of medical providers who are attempting to stem the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic where it often starts: the Emergency Department . Fujifilm SonoSite has been delighted...[Read more]
SonoSite blog: Point-of-care ultrasound in Madagascar
Schistosomiasis, a disease that is common in sub-Saharan Africa, is particularly widespread in Madagascar . The Schistosoma mansoni parasite responsible for the disease is linked to fibrotic changes in the liver which can be detected using point-of-care ultrasound. Dr. Hannah...[Read more]
SonoSite Floating Doctors trip
by Dr. Ben LaBrot, founder of Floating Doctors As of this writing, my wife is pregnant with our first child, and the novelty has long since worn off. After looking after so many other people’s pregnancies, it’s a novel experience...[Read more]
SonoSite blog: The Indispensable Role of Ultrasound in Iraq
Medical imaging offers life-saving insights into patient health—and perhaps no other imaging modality is more versatile and mobile than point-of-care ultrasound . In a fascinating dispatch from the Kurdish city of Duhok in northern Iraq, Dr. Christine Butts describes how...[Read more]
Anesthesiology News Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS With growing concern regarding the opioid epidemic in the United States, Dr. Edward Mariano, Chief of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Professor, Department...[Read more]
SonoSite: Ultrasound-Guidance for Fistula Surgery in The Gambia
Point-of-care ultrasound is a valuable tool for successful dialysis fistula surgery, allowing pre-operative mapping to find a suitable site and post operative fistula scanning to check for stenosis and adequate blood flow . Anna Jerram, a clinical vascular scientist at...[Read more]
PANISH NGO CIRUGÍA SOLIDARIA USES M-TURBO IN KENYAN HEALTH MISSION
During the Summer of 2017, a group of healthcare professionals – the majority from the Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca (HCUVA) in Murcia, Spain – travelled to Kenya in partnership with the Spanish NGO Cirugía Solidaria . They...[Read more]
SonoSite blog: Race Across America
The Race Across America is billed as the world’s toughest bicycle race; a non-stop, coast-to-coast, transcontinental trek from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland . Racers cycle for over 3,000 miles across 12 states of frequently arid terrain, and climb 170,000...[Read more]
SonoSite ultrasound machines in Puerto Rico
Dr. Alfredo Tirado is from Florida Hospital in Orlando, and has been leading an emergency response mission in Puerto Rico to help with Hurricane Maria relief. FUJIFILM SonoSite has contributed four M-Turbos to the medical recovery efforts, and Dr. Tirado...[Read more]
Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality Judy Padula, MSN, RN and Matthew Ostroff, ARNP With hospitals continuing to be measured on patient safety related criteria such as number of central-line associated blood stream infections, it is important for hospital leadership...[Read more]