Sonosite Demonstrates Latest Advances In Anesthesia Ultrasound At ASA

October 16, 2009

New System, New Workflow Solutions and New Mobile Power Solutions

BOTHELL, WA – October 16, 2009 – Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, today announced that the new, 6 pound NanoMaxx™ ultrasound system will be making its debut, along with its workflow and mobile power solutions during the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2009 Annual Meeting. The conference is being held in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, October 18-20th.

The NanoMaxx Ultrasound Tool
Superior imaging in a small package, the NanoMaxx system is the latest ultrasound to join Sonosite’s product line for anesthesiologists. Engineered with the power and sophistication of Sonosite’s Turbo platform, the NanoMaxx system is reliable, durable and built to withstand the demands of the hospital environment. As with other Sonosite products, the NanoMaxx is backed by a 5-year standard warranty. “The new NanoMaxx system is innovative and has a sleek, portable design,” said Ed Mariano, MD, Director of Regional Anesthesia and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California San Diego. “With its touch-screen and simplified user-interface, anesthesiologists will be able to easily perform central line placement procedures, regional nerve blocks and visualize vessels without the need to manipulate the image. The NanoMaxx system truly is an impressive product and sets the standard for all portable ultrasound systems.”

  • High resolution image quality - proprietary imaging algorithms enable anesthesiologists to easily place lines, perform regional nerve blocks and epidurals
  • One button optimization and touch screen technology - for the ultimate in a streamlined user-interface
  • Fluid resistant interface - easily clean and disinfect the system
  • Space-saving solutions - mount the system on a stand or gas machine

Sonosite® Mobile Solutions
For true mobility to any point-of-care location around the hospital, Sonosite is now offering power solutions that are innovative, streamlined and can simply be integrated with Sonosite’s new ergonomic Universal Stands. The Universal Stands are configurable with the M-Turbo®, S Series™, NanoMaxx and MicroMaxx® product lines. With a new robust and lightweight architecture, the Universal Stands can be easily maneuvered through crowded hospital corridors and optimally positioned by the patient bedside or in other space-constrained areas.

  • PowerPort - a cordless solution for charging the ultrasound system while docked in a Universal Stand.
  • PowerPack - triples battery life up to 6 hours or more and can easily be installed on the column of the Universal Stand.

Sonosite® Workflow Solutions
A department based solution for managing patient data, Sonosite Workflow Solutions (SWS™) is an ultrasound image browser and reporting tool designed to enhance workflow by giving physicians the ability to store and manage ultrasound studies within the anesthesiology department.

Visit Sonosite at Booth # 1133 at ASA
Anesthesiologists can see a demonstration of the NanoMaxx system, workflow and mobile power solutions at ASA or can access a web-based demo of the NanoMaxx system by visiting Also, Apple® iPhone® and iPod® mobile device users can access a video of the NanoMaxx system or browse through educational videos, case studies and images for anesthesiologists on Sonosite’s new SonoAccess™ application.

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.
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