Press Releases

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."

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. "

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 ultrasoun d,” 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.

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.

Bothell, WA, October, 24, 2014 (Booth # 1413) – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. , the world leader and pioneering specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, will showcase educational offerings and its high-resolution ultrasound kiosk, the X-Porte™ for healthcare professionals working in critical care environments at the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) Conference on October 25 – 30 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.

"Bedside ultrasound has become a valuable tool for physicians working in critical care environments to obtain immediate clinical information, improve patient safety, increase efficiency, and decrease complications," said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. "Fujifilm has been active in critical care ultrasound for many years and has designed its products with extensive input from intensivists. With Fujifilm, you're accessing far more than a quality medical device—you're also accessing our acclaimed package of ongoing customer, clinical, and educational services."

Customers can count on continual innovation and comprehensive services provided by Fujifilm. The following will be featured at CHEST:

Bothell, WA, October, 24, 2014 (Booth # 214) – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. , the world leader and pioneering specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, will showcase educational offerings and its high-resolution ultrasound kiosk, the X-Porte™ for healthcare professionals at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly on October 27 – 30 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL.

"FUJIFILM SonoSite has long recognized the very specific needs of emergency physicians, and it offers products that are uniquely suited to provide full diagnostic capabilities at the bedside," said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. "With Fujifilm, you're accessing far more than a quality medical device — you're accessing our acclaimed package of ongoing customer, clinical, and educational services."

Customers can count on continual innovation and comprehensive services provided by Fujifilm. The following will be featured at ACEP:

SonoAccess 2.0 offers largest free collection of multimedia ultrasound training resources for a variety of clinical specialties

Bothell, W.A., October 7, 2014 – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. , the world leader and pioneering specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, unveiled version 2.0 of the popular SonoAccess™ educational app, a free mobile device application that provides the healthcare community with access to the largest multimedia library of ultrasound resources including instructional videos, clinical image galleries and a variety of case studies. FUJIFILM SonoSite redesigned the app from the ground-up based on collaboration from existing users, added more features and workflow improvements, and extended its reach to include all Apple and Android phones and tablets.

" A textbook or a colleague with more experience is not always available, but an app can be with you while on-the-go. " said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. " SonoAccess 2.0 is a result of our commitment to serving the needs of our customers. Multimedia educational resources are in high demand and we want to serve our customers better by providing them access to resources quickly and easily whenever, wherever. "

New imaging system combines ultra high-frequency ultrasound imaging, quantification and education in a convenient easy to use all-in-one platform designed for small animal studies

Toronto, Canada, September 17, 2014 (Booth #510) – FUJIFILM VisualSonics Inc. , a world leader in real time, in vivo , high-resolution micro-imaging systems designed specifically for pre-clinical research and subsidiary of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., will unveil the world’s first one-touch pre-clinical imaging platform, the Vevo® 3100 on September 17 -20 at the World Molecular Imaging Congress Annual Meeting in Seoul, Korea.

“Equipped with new Vevo HD Image Technology, a customizable touchscreen user interface, and onboard learning, the Vevo® 3100 imaging platform allows researchers to experience a new and efficient method of imaging in the pre-clinical research world,” said Naohiro Fujitani, President & CEO, FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc . “As the undisputed leader in real-time in vivo micro-imaging systems, FUJIFILM VisualSonics once again advances the world of pre-clinical research with the launch of the Vevo® 3100 imaging platform.”

Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging to Explore Stemming More Than 1000 Preventable Deaths Each Day In The US Healthcare System

BOTHELL, WA, July 17, 2014 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , the world leader and specialist in ultrasound performed at the point-of-care, applauds the US Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging for having a hearing to explore ways to stem the more than 1000 preventable patient deaths a day in the US healthcare system.

"This crisis needs to be addressed at the highest levels sooner rather than later, and we applaud the Senate for taking action," said Diku Mandavia, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at FUJIFILM SonoSite. "The fact is that there are many tools and methods to prevent these deaths if adopted broadly across a hospital, including those to significantly reduce a major threat to patient safety –hospital-acquired conditions."

Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) are complications that a patient may develop during a stay in a hospital or medical facility. To reduce this patient risk, many leading hospitals now mandate that their physicians adopt proven best practices. As an example, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as well as other medical groups recommend ultrasound-guided central line insertion for safer vascular access, based on overwhelming scientific evidence of its safety benefits.

SonoSite Solutions provides a ready-made, but highly modifiable and scalable, clinical pathway to reduce CVC-insertion complications through the use of point-of-care ultrasound

BOTHELL, WA, May 13, 2014 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , the world leader and pioneering specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, announced the availability of a new patient-safety program designed to help hospitals reduce complications during CVC insertion. The SonoSite Solution for Safer Central Venous Catheter Insertion includes a guidebook and resource center that provides healthcare professionals with practice guidelines, procedure protocols, key metrics for benchmark success, educational videos and more. Most importantly, a team of Solutions Advisors support the program and help clinicians and administrators at participating institutions navigate through the wealth of available information.

"Central Venous Catheter (CVC) insertion can be risky. Both mechanical complications, such as a pneumothorax, or a Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) can occur during the procedure,” said Diku Mandavia, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “An iatrogenic pneumothorax is deemed a high cost and preventable event at many hospitals and healthcare systems and, as of October 2012, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will not compensate hospitals for additional costs incurred from this complication."