Sonosite Begins Customer Deliveries of TITAN Ultrasound Systems with Expanded Vascular and General Imaging

December 18, 2003

Upgrade Available to TITAN Installed Customer Base via Compact Flash Card
BOTHELL, December 18, 2003 - Sonosite, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONO), the leader in high-performance, compact ultrasound technology, today announced that it has begun worldwide customer shipments of new features for vascular and general imaging applications for its TITAN mobile ultrasound system. Current customers can upgrade to the enhanced TITAN 2.1 features by purchasing a compact flash card. "Today's customer shipments of the expanded TITAN features continue our record of on-time, high-quality product releases," said Kevin Goodwin, president and CEO of Sonosite. "This release will help to bring the benefits of high performance, mobile ultrasound to markets that have traditionally been served by larger, cart-based ultrasound systems." Introduced earlier this year, the TITAN system is a high-resolution, compact ultrasound system that addresses a broad range of clinical applications. Weighing only 7.7 pounds, the TITAN system is ergonomic in design and boots up in less than 12 seconds, making it easy for sonographers to operate wherever and whenever it is needed. The new feature set will provide expanded imaging capabilities and allow connectivity to hospital networks for real time diagnosis and analysis. New features for the TITAN 2.1 system also include:

  • Directional color power Doppler and steerable color box on linear array transducers
  • Pulsed wave Doppler with duplex imaging
  • DICOM print and store on board
  • 2D split screen imaging
  • Volume flow measurement

Note to editors: More detailed TITAN features and specifications available upon request.
About Sonosite
Sonosite, Inc. ( is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound, with an installed base of more than 20,000 systems. The Company, headquartered near Seattle, Washington is represented by eight subsidiaries and a global distribution netwok in over 75 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. The Company employs approximately 450 people worldwide.