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Toronto, Canada, January 12, 2017 – FUJIFILM VisualSonics Inc. , a world leader in high-frequency ultrasound imaging systems and subsidiary of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., today announced clearance from Health Canada for its Vevo® MD, the world’s first Ultra High-Frequency (UHF) clinical ultrasound system. The Vevo MD uniquely operates at much higher frequencies than any conventional ultrasound system currently available. This allows medical professionals to see sonograms with unparalleled image resolution—down to 30 micrometers.

“Throughout its history, Fujifilm has been at the forefront of extraordinary breakthroughs in healthcare. This powerful technology from FUJIFILM VisualSonics is the latest in a long line of innovations, said Masayuki Higuchi, president & CEO, FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “With unprecedented image resolution capabilities, Vevo MD will have significant impact on the quality of care Canadian practitioners deliver to patients.”

Vevo MD’s patented transducer technology is capable of operating in a range of frequencies up...

A training exercise gives doctors and paramedics a feel for using point-of-care ultrasound in challenging environments

Emergency teams have recently carried out a training exercise at the vast Stuttgart 21 construction project, using the experience to become more familiar with the site and practice with routine equipment in tunnels as far down as 40 metres, preparing them as much as possible for future emergency calls to the area. Stuttgart 21 is a massive building project based around the main railway station that will result in the current terminus becoming a through station, and a new line connecting directly to Ulm. In total, around 60 km of railway tunnels will be built under the city – over 20 km have already been completed – and, according to current estimates, the project is scheduled to finish in 2021.

Stephan Rauscher, Consultant Anaesthetist in the emergency department...

BOTHELL, WA., November 21, 2016 (Booth #6713, North Building, Hall B) – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge ultrasound solutions and providing world-leading education to enable point-of-care visualization access, will present its innovative portfolio of ultrasound solutions and highlight enhanced features and upgrades at the 102nd scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) held November 27 – December 2, 2016 at McCormick Center in Chicago, Illinois.

“We designed FUJIFILM SonoSite products to meet the needs of a wide range of point-of-care scenarios including some of the most demanding,” said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, chief medical officer and senior vice president, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. and FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “Clinicians know they can trust Fujifilm technology when it comes to practical day-to-day use but also as tools that help them make rapid lifesaving decisions wherever they are—in the ED,...

Bothell, WA., September 21 , 2016 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge ultrasound solutions and providing world-leading education to enable point-of-care visualization access, has been named a Silver winner in the 36th Annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) announced by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) . FUJIFILM SonoSite’s SII Ultrasound Machine is among more than 1,700 projects from 30-plus countries that competed in IDEA 2016.

“We’re extremely excited to have won the Silver at IDEA 2016,” said Craig Chamberlin, Director of Experience Design, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. “This award demonstrates that we achieved our design goals of creating a mountable ultrasound system that is functional, efficient, and provides a great user experience.”

Developed for regional anesthesia, vascular access and trauma applications, the SonoSite SII empowers efficiency for clinicians through a simple, yet intelligent interface that adapts to the user’s imaging needs. The system...

Fujifilm is first to market with Ultra High Frequency Ultrasound System for Human Studies

Toronto, Canada, June 9, 2016 – FUJIFILM VisualSonics Inc. , a world leader in ultra high frequency ultrasound imaging systems and subsidiary of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., today announced a significant milestone in its history with the installation of the first Vevo ® MD Ultra High Frequency (UHF) clinical ultrasound system at the Second University of Naples in Italy. With multiple successes in preclinical research over the last decade, the Vevo ® MD is FUJIFILM VisualSonics’ first foray into the clinical market.

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Dr. Roberto Grassi, Professor of Radiology at the F. Magrassi and A. Lanzara Department at the Second University of Naples.

According to Dr. Roberto Grassi, Professor of Radiology at the F. Magrassi and A. Lanzara Department at the Second University of Naples, the institution has...

Emergency Med, Paramedic, Air Ambulance

Ultrasound technology is taking to the skies with the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust, a charity that provides a free, life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas.

Stuart Elms, Clinical Director of the Trust, explained: “We operate two helicopters crewed by full-time pre-hospital care doctors and critical care paramedics who can be rushed to the scene of an incident with highly specialised and advanced life-saving equipment and pharmacy. As part of our practice, we are moving towards using ultrasound for management of cardiac arrest and advanced life support. Working with expert sites such as the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre at Basildon, Harefield Hospital and SonoSite, our aim is to train our critical care paramedics to use point-of-care ultrasound, allowing us to tailor our cardiac care even more accurately.”

“SonoSite is a world leader in point-of-care ultrasound, and...

BOTHELL, WA., April 12, 2016 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge ultrasound solutions and providing world-leading education to enable point-of-care visualization access, announced today CE mark and 510(k) clearance for its new mountable ultrasound system, the SonoSite SII. Developed for regional anesthesia, vascular access and trauma applications, the SII empowers efficiency for clinicians through a simple, yet smart user interface that adapts to the user’s imaging needs. The system is portable and can be used across multiple hospital environments, including a zero footprint option for space-constrained rooms.

“SonoSite introduced the first mountable ultrasound system in 2007, providing an unparalleled solution for clinicians who valued and needed to accelerate their clinical workflow,” said Brian Leck, Vice President, Global Direct Sales, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. “The new SII ultrasound system expands on the design goals of our mountable legacy system by offering more functionality, and an even better...

중요 한 순간에 대 한 명확한 초음파 진단 제공

BOTHELL, WA 입니다. 1 월 25 일, 2016- 후 지 필름 SonoSite Inc. , 포인트의 케어 시각화 액세스할 수 있도록 최첨단 초음파 솔루션을 개발 하 고 제공 하는 세계 최고의 교육 전문가 그것의 새로운 휴대용 초음파 시스템, SonoSite 지 II에 대 한 CE 마크 및 510(k) 허가 오늘 발표 했다. 응급 의학 및 마음, 가장 거친 환경에 대 한 더 나은 영상 경험을 제공 가장자리 II 특징 혁신적인 트랜스듀서 기술에에서 중요 한 관리 응용 프로그램으로 설계 되었습니다.

Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, 최고 의료 책임자, 수석 부사장, 후 지 필름 SonoSite 주식 회사와 후 지 필름 의료 시스템 미국, i n c. 했다 "SonoSite 1999 년에 최초의 휴대용 초음파 시스템을 도입, 계속 머리 맡 공급자의 요구를 예측 하는 솔루션을 구축" "가장자리 II 초음파 시스템 내구성, 신뢰성 및 사용의 용이성의 SonoSite 유산 true로 유지 됩니다. 그러나, 우리 또한 임상 더 자신감 결정을 내릴 수 있도록 향상 된 이미지 수집에 시간을 가속 통합 및 무엇에 초점을 문제 가장, 환자. "

SonoSite Institute for Point-of-Care Ultrasound provides exclusive access to monthly webinars, learning modules, presentations, teaching videos and more

BOTHELL, WA., September 15, 2015 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , the world leader and pioneering specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, announces the introduction of a new educational website designed specifically to enhance education in point of care ultrasound.

"FUJIFILM SonoSite has always been committed to physician education and we are now expanding with a new global digital resource for customers," said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP FRCPC, chief medical officer and senior vice president, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. "The online institute allows our customers to have quick and easy access to information, we’re making it easier for them to gain knowledge through a one stop service. Many physicians around the world have limited access to point-of-care ultrasound resources and we aim to close that gap. We believe physician education leads to better patient care which is our ultimate goal."

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Point-of-care of the future, when and where you need it. iViz delivers fast and improved patient care with superior clarity, mobility, and unprecedented connectivity.

BOTHELL, WA., September 15, 2015 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , a specialist in designing cutting-edge ultrasound tools and world-leading education for access to point-of-care visualization, today announced CE mark for its newest Point-of-Care solution: the iViz. Inspired by clinicians, the iViz is a new platform that augments the value of ultrasound for clinical users from hospital settings to clinics in remote villages with the ability to perform ultrasound when and where it is needed

“FUJIFILM SonoSite delivers a powerful and valuable solution to the market with the launch of iViz. It is a revolutionary tool that reaches new levels of mobility, image performance, and connectivity,” said Masayuki Higuchi, president and CEO of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “Clinicians will now have access to technology that can be used on-the move, in-the-field or on-the ground."