Specialities

SonoSite SII for anesthesia and surgery
A SonoSite SII point-of-care ultrasound system recently played a key role in an innovative procedure of thyroid surgery without the use of general anesthetic. Dr. Rüdiger Eichholz, a consultant anesthetist working for private practice in Stuttgart, Germany, explained the case...[Read more]
Dr. Christophe Aveline recently sat down with SonoSite to discusses the importance of the TUBE approach for anaesthetists who specialize in patient care in surgical and emergency procedures, as well as intensive care.
Anaesthetists working in perioperative medicine have increasingly taken a whole body approach to patient evaluation known as TUBE – Total Ultrasound Body Examination – thanks to the development of point-of-care ultrasound . Dr. Christophe Aveline, Consultant Anaesthetist in critical care...[Read more]
SonoSite - Concerns about POCUS in Australia
by Rich Fabian, Chief Operating Officer, FUJIFILM SonoSite A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald about a push for increased point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) funding caught my eye. I was initially excited that the topic was receiving such prominent placement,...[Read more]
SonoSite POCUS Profile: Dr. Matt Reed
Point-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the emergency sector, enabling hospital clinicians and paramedics responding to an urgent call for medical assistance to assess a patient’s condition. Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of...[Read more]
Treating Acute Pain without Opioids
For the past 20-odd years in the United States, traumatic and acute conditions have often been treated in the Emergency Room using opioid drugs. Now, with the effects of a nationwide opioid addiction crisis becoming increasingly dire, hospitals and trauma...[Read more]
Ultrasound and Changes in Value-Based Care
Uncertainty – especially in economics, government, or healthcare - can be hard to handle. Combine a little bit of uncertainty in Washington D.C. and the medical community and you’ll have a window into 2017, a time when the future of...[Read more]
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a developmental disorder that causes musculoskeletal problems and is rare in the normal population. However, the condition is more common in teenagers who play sports, affecting an estimated 3-5% percent of this population; it causes painful inflammation...[Read more]
Vietnam’s wild elephant population has dropped from over 2,000 animals to less than 100 in 20 years, making the country’s 60 or so captive elephants vital to preserving the genetic lines of this critically endangered species. Dr. Willem Schaftenaar, Veterinary...[Read more]
Ultrasound crtical to stabilizing patients and saving lives
In the world of emergency medicine, there’s nothing fun about the guessing game. With a seriously ill or injured patient, every second counts and the wrong diagnosis can actually have a significant impact on health. That’s why having all available...[Read more]
Dakila the endangered Visayan warty pig gets an echocardiogram at the Pittsburgh Zoo
Veterinary patients can be such pigs. At the Pittsburgh Zoo, they are occasionally lethargic, critically endangered warty pigs . One of the Zoo’s three resident Visayan pigs , Dakila, who is 8 years old, is one such patient. Her veterinary...[Read more]