Fujifilm Presents Imaging Solutions to Orthopaedic Surgeons at 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting

March 26, 2015

Stamford, C.T. and Bothell, W.A., March 26, 2015 (Booth #4825) – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and FUJIFILM Sonosite.Inc. will present its latest and most innovative digital radiography detectors, FDR D-EVO II and its high-resolution ultrasound kiosk, the X-Porte® at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting held March 25-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Digital Radiography Detectors
"Fujifilm works closely with our users and orthopaedic surgeons to develop innovative image capture and processing solutions,” said Eddie Massetti, manager, Distributor & OEM Sales at FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “Orthopaedic surgeons will immediately recognize the exceptional visualization and efficiencies our innovations bring to their diagnostic needs."

The new FDR-DEVO II detectors are completely redesigned, featuring many new and unique enhancements including: new IPX6 water resistance, improved battery life, improved dose efficiency, and a new internal memory function which stores up to 100 images. Built for real world imaging, these detectors are 20% lighter than prior models, making them among the world’s lightest for their sizes. They are built to last and perform, incorporating durable magnesium alloy enclosure with a sleek surface and tapered edges to simplify technologist handling and positioning under the patient. FDR D-EVO II is also the world’s first detector layered with an antibacterial silver ion coating engineered by Fujifilm and tested to be 100 times more effective than conventional coatings and provide 10,000 times more protection than surfaces with no coatings (based on residual bacteria counts). 

"Orthopedic surgeons are discovering the value of ultrasound visualization for assessing injury and function, as well as for improving the accuracy of interventional procedures," said Daniel Shelton, director, MSK Market Development at FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc. "Healthcare professionals know that early information can lead to faster recovery. That’s why progressive orthopedic surgeons use Fujifilm’s point-of-care ultrasound and advanced needle visualization technology to aid in quicker diagnostics and on-target accuracy."
Fujifilm will showcase its high-resolution ultrasound kiosk, the X-Porte® and its suite of transducers for musculoskeletal exams and injections. X-Porte® was designed to minimize side-lobe imaging artifacts, through a new type of technology never before used in an ultrasound system: Sonosite's proprietary Extreme Definition Imaging™ (XDI). XDI is a beam-forming algorithm that significantly reduces the visual clutter from side-lobes that affect all ultrasound products regardless of system size. The resulting ultrasound image appears cleaner with optimal tissue differentiation.

Additional offerings include:

  • The Edge ultrasound system, which offers enhanced image quality to aid in diagnostic confidence. A splash-resistant silicone keyboard makes cleaning and disinfection that much easier.
  • The M-MSK, one of the industry’s first hand-carried ultrasound system’s dedicated to performing musculoskeletal exams. The M-MSK is based on Sonosite’s proven Turbo technology and delivers image quality, durability, and reliability in an easy-to-use package. 

With each system, FUJIFILM Sonosite offers a complete solution, with educational support, a customer only e-learning portal called "MSK University", comprehensive peer-to-peer and onsite training programs, and a technology-driven 5-year warranty.
For more information about FUJIFILM Medical Systems, please visit: www.fujimed.com.  For more information about FUJIFILM Sonosite, please visit: www.sonosite.com or to learn about MSK University, an exclusive on-line education portal, please visit: www.sonosite.com/msk-university.
About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women’s health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. supplies high quality, technologically advanced FUJINON brand endoscopes to the medical market. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information please visit www.fujimed.com and www.fujifilmendoscopy.com.

FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc. is the innovator and world leader in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, and an industry leader in ultra high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by 26 subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. Sonosite’s portable, compact systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high-performance ultrasound to the point of patient care. For more information, go to: www.sonosite.com.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies.  In the year ended March 31, 2014, the company had global revenues of $23.9 billion, at an exchange rate of 102 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.

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Lauren Geloso
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