ndependent survey shows that 4 out of 5 customers are "very or completely satisfied" with their Sonosite products BOTHELL, WA - April 30, 2007 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader in hand-carried ultrasound, said that an independently conducted, random survey of U.S. Sonosite customers showed that 97% are highly satisfied overall with their systems. The statistically significant survey is the fourth commissioned by Sonosite since January 2005 to show similarly high approval ratings. To participate in the survey, respondents were required to be involved in the day-to-day operation or usage of the Sonosite products and not just involved in the acquisition decision.
A commanding majority of respondents said that Sonosite products were above or exceeded their expectations for image quality, reliability, durability, ergonomic design of transducers and ease of use and that they would recommend their Sonosite product to colleagues. Most customers say they would be "very likely" to acquire additional Sonosite products. Over 60 percent of survey participants were physicians and owned Sonosite MicroMaxx systems. Verispan, an independent health care information research firm conducted the company-commissioned survey.
Sonosite, Inc. (www.sonosite.com) is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by eight subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 90 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 over 550 people worldwide.