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Veterinarian using SonoSite ultrasound for equine medicine
Ultrasound has been used in veterinary medicine for over two decades, and is now an essential tool for vets investigating a wide range of pathologies . Equine medicine, in particular, relies on highly portable ultrasound systems to investigate lameness and...[Read more]
SonoSite blog: Supporting REBOA with POCUS
Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) is an emergency technique for temporarily blocking the blood flow to the lower body in the event of subdiaphragmatic internal bleeding . A guidewire and balloon-like device are inserted into the aorta...[Read more]
Every year the world's oceans lose roughly 100 million sharks due to human hunting. The big problem? Scientists don't know how to manage the population back. As an apex predator, sharks regulate smaller predators in the food chain, helping to...[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]
SonoSite blog: POCUS for Pre-Hospital Care
Time is of the essence in an emergency situation, and may be the difference between life and death . Ambulance crews on the front line must decide rapidly whether or not a patient is suffering from a life-threatening condition requiring...[Read more]
SonoSite iViz for MSK
Point-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in sports medicine, and is key to the successful treatment of many injuries, whether assessing muscles, tendons and ligaments for damage or for guiding spinal column injections . Returning to the sports field as...[Read more]
SonoSite sells it's 100,000 system
FUJIFILM SonoSite is delighted to announce that we have recently sold our 100,000th system . A SonoSite X-Porte, our premier kiosk ultrasound system , was delivered to a hospital in California in early October. “We are thrilled to be able...[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]