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BOTHELL, WA, November 21, 2017 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge, portable and point-of-care ultrasound solutions, will showcase its latest innovations at the 103rd annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) at booth #4111 in the South Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. Highlights from Fujifilm SonoSite, Inc.’s portfolio include the SonoSite SII, SonoSite Edge II, and the SonoSite X-Porte.

“The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing and in this fast-paced setting, the only constant is the high demand for faster, less-expensive, and more accurate diagnoses,” said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. “Fujifilm SonoSite is here to help our customers increase workflow efficiencies to deliver better care and improved patient outcomes with our leading point-of-care ultrasound technologies.”

The following will be on exhibit and available for demonstration at RSNA Booth #4111:...

STAMFORD, Conn. – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. , a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and medical informatics solutions, and FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge ultrasound solutions and providing world-leading education to enable point-of-care visualization access, have launched a full-suite pediatric solutions portfolio, complete with digital radiography (DR), healthcare IT and point-of-care ultrasound to serve the world’s most unique patients. Fujifilm will unveil the comprehensive pediatrics portfolio in a dedicated display at booth #4111 (South Hall) at McCormick Place in Chicago during the 103rd scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

“For the most precious patients, Fujifilm’s full line of pediatric specific imaging products is tailored to the special needs of these exams,” said Johann Fernando, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “With more than 80 years in imaging experience, Fujifilm is uniquely advantaged to...

BOTHELL, WA., October 30, 2017 (Booth #405) – 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 product features and upgrades at the American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting (CHEST), October 28 – November 1 in Toronto, Canada.

“Helping to improve patient care, efficiency of procedures, and reduce complications, point-of-care ultrasound may be used for a variety of diagnostic and procedural guidance applications,” said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, chief medical officer and senior vice president, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. and FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “With a complete portfolio of point-of-care ultrasound systems and transducers, Fujifilm ensures point-of-care clinicians have the tools they need to provide the best possible care in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.”

The following will be on exhibit and available for demonstration at...

BOTHELL, WA., October 30, 2017 (Booth #2307) – 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 product features and upgrades at the American College of Emergency Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly (ACEP), October 29 – November 1 in Washington, DC.

“Fujifilm SonoSite has long understood the unique needs of emergency physicians, which is why we have focused on making high-quality imaging at the point of care easily accessible” said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, chief medical officer and senior vice president, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. and FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “Our point-of-care visualization tools help provide clinical answers to improve patient safety and decrease complications.”

The following will be on exhibit and available for demonstration at booth #2307 at ACEP:

SonoSite SII The SonoSite SII empowers...

SonoSite representatives joined Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) at Audley End House in Essex on the 25th June as the charity celebrated its 20th anniversary and unveiled its rebranded fleet – including the first public appearance of its recently purchased Augusta Westland AW169 helicopter – at an open day attended by 3,000 people. The spacious new helicopter, one of two operated by EHAAT, offers virtually 360 degree patient access and is equipped with highly specialised and advanced life-saving equipment, including point-of-care ultrasound for management of cardiac arrest and advanced life support.

EHAAT is equipped with five FUJIFILM SonoSite iViz systems, which are an ideal size for use on the aircraft or at the scene of an emergency. Vanessa Wickens, UK Education Manager and Clinical Apps Lead for FUJIFILM SonoSite, said: “We work closely with EHAAT, helping to train its critical care paramedics in the use of point-of-care ultrasound....

Point-of-care ultrasound is used daily to help assess and treat patients in the emergency department.

London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital relies on point-of-care ultrasound to help assess and treat patients in its emergency department. EMED consultant Dr Parmy Deol explained: “The emergency department uses ultrasound on a daily basis for FAST scanning, central line placement, echocardiograms and to check for free abdominal fluid in trauma patients, and occasionally also for guiding therapy in critically ill patients, draining abscesses and locating foreign bodies. As well as using ultrasound in our clinical practice, two colleagues and I supervise junior trainees learning to use ultrasound, helping them to achieve the level 1 proficiency that is now a mandatory part of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine curriculum.”

“Our point-of-care ultrasound system – a FUJIFILM SonoSite X-Porte ® – is very robust, which is important in a busy department where equipment...

Point-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the management of cardiac arrest, as Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, explained: “We know that the prognosis for a patient with a beating heart is far better than for someone in cardiac standstill. Using ultrasound, we can see whether or not a patient remains in cardiac standstill following a period of intensive resuscitation, and may also be able to identify a previously undetected pathology – such as cardiac tamponade or ventricular fibrillation – that was not visible on the ECG. Ultrasound can also help to guide the most appropriate course of action, for example, unblocking a coronary artery in the cath lab, aggressive treatment of alternative causes of cardiac arrest, or possibly ECMO.”

“We set up an emergency ultrasound training program almost 10 years ago, purchasing a FUJIFILM SonoSite point-of-care ultrasound system...

Stamford, CT, February 1, 2017 (Booth #551) – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. , and FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. will present its comprehensive Synapse Enterprise Imaging product portfolio and its SonoSite iViz solution which integrates ultrasound with medical IT at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference and exhibition held February 19-23, 2017 at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The company will also sponsor an educational session titled “Value-based Care, Enterprise Imaging and the Future of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning”.

“Fujifilm has earned a reputation as a dedicated partner in helping healthcare organizations establish and grow their enterprise imaging strategy so that they are better positioned to deliver value-based care,” said Bill Lacy, Vice President of Medical Informatics at FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “Fujifilm’s Synapse portfolio is the most comprehensive enterprise imaging solution available today and is designed to help improve patient outcomes...

DUBAI, UAE, January 27, 2017 (Booth #S2.A30, Shake Sayeed Hall 2) – FUJIFILM SonoSite , 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 Arab Health, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region. Explore 4,400 of the world's leading healthcare companies coming in from 70 countries. Additionally, browse through 38+ dedicated country pavilions to see the best that each nation has to offer, it will be held on January 30th – February 2nd, 2017 at the International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“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...

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...