Press Releases

July 7th, 2015

Masayuki Higuchi named President & CEO and Naohiro Fujitani named Chairman

BOTHELL, WA., July 8, 2015 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in designing cutting-edge ultrasound tools and world-leading education for access to point-of-care visualization, today announced changes in its executive leadership, effective July 1, 2015: Naohiro Fujitani was named Chairman; and Masayuki Higuchi was named President and CEO, succeeding Mr. Fujitani in this position. Both Mr. Fujitani and Mr. Higuchi have also been appointed to the FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. Board of Directors.

"Mr. Higuchi brings with him many years of leadership experience, with career highlights including his service as chief financial officer for both FUJIFILM SonoSite and FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation. His broad experience and proven success record will be a tremendous asset to Fujifilm," said Naohiro Fujitani, Chairman of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.

Most recently, Mr. Higuchi was Chief Financial Officer at FUJIFILM SonoSite. Prior to his position at FUJIFILM SonoSite, he was General Manager of Corporate Planning for FUJIFILM Corporation in Tokyo, Japan where he was responsible for strategic planning, subsidiary management and mergers and acquisitions. Before that, he held various positions within FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, including Chief Financial Officer.

March 26th, 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."
February 23rd, 2015

Bothell, WA, January 27, 2015 – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. and The Floating Doctors, a non- profit organization dedicated to promoting improvements in healthcare delivery worldwide announced today the release of the first video of a new innovative series titled “Bridging the Gap.” The six-part video series will educate the general public about the impacts of hand- carried ultrasound equipment in remote locations. Subscribers will watch how a timely ultrasound exam prevents a breach birth in the jungle; see a small child diagnosed with a serious heart condition, and more.

“Point-of-care ultrasound has also found its way into remote corners of the world where funds, facilities, and space are limited,” said Ellen Clements, Global Health and Education Manager at FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “FUJIFILM SonoSite is proud to be working with Floating Doctors as they bring vital healthcare to remote communities and we are excited to be able to capture the stories of those impacted by the care Dr. LaBrot and others are providing."

November 21st, 2014

BOTHELL, WA, November 24, 2014 (Booth # 2511, South Building) – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in designing cutting-edge ultrasound tools and world-leading education for access to point-of-care visualization, will showcase its latest products – including the X-Porte™ Ultrasound Kiosk – at the 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Ill.

“The kiosk was created to serve a broad spectrum of users, from novice to advanced, and represents an entirely new design and use paradigm for ultrasound,” said Jodi Miller, director, Market Development, FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “FUJIFILM SonoSite designed the X-Porte to meet the needs of busy radiology departments looking for ideal portable ultrasound solutions.”

The X-Porte kiosk is an important milestone in Fujifilm’s ongoing effort to improve access to point-of-care ultrasound visualization. X-Porte’s design and capabilities have been incredibly well-received internationally and ultrasound users have been delighted by the innovative user interface and advanced image quality.

October 28th, 2014

CHEST Awarded $250,000 Grant from FUJIFILM SonoSite for Expanded Educational Programs in the New CHEST Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center

Glenview, Illinois, October 27, 2014 – The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) recently announced that it is the recipient of a $250,000 educational grant from FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., which will support expanded educational programming and hands-on learning experiences for clinicians at the CHEST Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center. The grant, which will be paid over 5 years, will enhance CHEST training for clinicians across pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine in a variety of point-of-care diagnostic ultrasound techniques and guided procedures.

The grant will enable CHEST to provide training to clinicians through specialized courses, impacting patient care by improving participants’ clinical skills in the areas of ultrasound image acquisition and interpretation; critical care echocardiography; and focused thoracic and vascular ultrasound.