Global Health

Dr. Thomas Sullivan using the SonoSite Edge
Dr. Thomas Sullivan recently returned from Quang Nam province in Vietnam , where he had volunteered at a series of clinics in late July, with the assistance of ASSORV through the Vietnam Health Clinic group of the University of Washington...[Read more]
The IWISH Team and SonoSite Ultrasound in Haiti
Audrey E. Stryker, MD - an Ob/Gyn and partner at Women's Ob-Gyn, P.C. - has been traveling to underdeveloped countries with SonoSite ultrasound systems since 2004. As a part of the IWISH Foundation (International Women & Infant Sustainable Healthcare), she...[Read more]
SonoSite handheld ultrasound for global health missions
Dr. Russell Engevik is an emergency room physician from California who volunteers with Lighthouse Medical Missions . He recently sent a video showing us how he utilizes a borrowed SonoSite iViz while working with patients in the hospital in the...[Read more]
FUJIFILM SonoSite Donates Portable Ultrasound Systems to Refugee Rescue Organization
FUJIFILM SonoSite has donated two M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound systems to the non-governmental sea rescue organization Proactiva Open Arms, based in Badalona, Spain, to support efforts in rescuing refugees. Proaativa Open Arms specializes in surveillance and rescue missions of refugee-filled boats...[Read more]
Ultrasound and Changes in Value-Based Care
Uncertainty – especially in economics, government, or healthcare - can be hard to handle. Combine a little bit of uncertainty in Washington D.C. and the medical community and you’ll have a window into 2017, a time when the future of...[Read more]
SonoSite mobile ultrasound project
Every day, 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% live in rural areas. Many of them could be prevented with proper maternal care including ultrasound imaging during their pregnancy and delivering in a medical clinic...[Read more]
SonoSite: The New Range of Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Did you know that SonoSite’s first mission was to create an ultrasound machine that could be carried into battle? The concept was simple: Get treatment to a trauma victim by giving a frontline clinician an ultrasound machine that could be...[Read more]
Since point-of-care ultrasound systems were originally designed for dealing with emergencies in a battlefield setting, it's not surprising that ultrasound now plays a pivotal role in emergency vehicles around the world. Dr Ramón de Elías Hernandez, head of on-call doctors...[Read more]
Ultrasound crtical to stabilizing patients and saving lives
In the world of emergency medicine, there’s nothing fun about the guessing game. With a seriously ill or injured patient, every second counts and the wrong diagnosis can actually have a significant impact on health. That’s why having all available...[Read more]
Dr. Sonia Szlyk, an anesthesiologist and director of regional anesthesia for North American Partners in  Anesthesia's Mid-Atlantic division, explains how local anesthesia (aided by ultrasound guidance) is  helping control post-operative discomfort wit
It’s no secret that the U.S. is in the throes of a major heroin epidemic, at least partly caused by the over-prescription of opioid painkillers by well-meaning physicians. When it comes to perioperative pain control, there are new ways to...[Read more]