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Anyone who has ever tried to change the way medicine is practiced knows that inertia makes it difficult to get buy-in from colleagues and administrators. Introducing a relatively familiar technology, like point-of-care ultrasound, into a broader hospital setting might not...[Read more]
What departments are the heaviest users of point-of-care ultrasound in an American-based hospital? The answer varies from hospital to hospital, but we usually see Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Critical Care and Anaesthesiology rounding out the heavyweight users of bedside ultrasound. But...[Read more]
Image of Dr. Diku Mandavia
Dr. Diku Mandavia recently sat down to talk shop with Health Exec Magazine. As the Chief Medical Officer for both FujiFilm Medical Systems and FujiFilm SonoSite, Dr. Mandavia is a busy man. His path to his current role started in...[Read more]
Placing a central venous catheter using ultrasound guidance
Central line complications: they’re risky, costly, and all-around burden to healthcare. Whether it’s CLABSIs or iatrogenic pneumothoraces, CVC complications are not just terrifying for patients and unnerving for doctors; they are also costly for medical facilities. Fortunately, there are tested...[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]
As point-of-care ultrasound becomes more common, hospital administrators across the world are understanding that beside ultrasound can do more than provide patients with real-time diagnosis and increase satisfaction scores – it can also make patients safe
As point-of-care ultrasound becomes more common, hospital administrators across the world are understanding that bedside ultrasound can do more than provide patients with real-time diagnosis and increase satisfaction scores – it can also make patients safer. As we travel across...[Read more]
SonoSite SII Wins Silver at International Design Excellence Awards
Last year, Craig Chamberlain and his team of designers traveled around the world – over 101,964 miles, to be exact – meeting clinicians in hospitals and clinics to observe how they use point-of-care ultrasound. Chamberlain is the Director of Experience...[Read more]
SonoSite Supports Homeless Veterans with Sonosite iViz Ultrasound
It’s one of the central pillars of the United States military: You don’t leave a fellow soldier behind. That ethos pushed five Vietnam veterans, Jack Lyon, Bill Mahedy, Randy Waite, Paul Grasso, and Russ Kelly, to a breaking point in...[Read more]
Spreading point-of-care ultrasound in the Philippines
West Virginia University Department of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound fellow, Kristine S. Robinson, M.D. is taking Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) to the international level by residing in Metro Manila, Philippines for a month, equipped with a Sonosite Edge machine from...[Read more]
LIG Global Uses SonoSite Ultrasound in the Dominican Republic
By Raghu Thunga, M.D., COO, LIG Global Foundation LIG Global Foundation ( www.ligglobal.org ) is a not-for-profit public global charity dedicated to helping provide proper healthcare to the underprivileged. In our recent trip to Dajabon in the Dominican Republic, we...[Read more]