Fujifilm Sonosite launches new POCUS system
The new point-of-care ultrasound system includes embedded workflow, an adaptable form factor and improved image clarity
By Laura French
BOTHELL, Wash. — Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc. has announced the launch of its new Sonosite PX ultrasound system.
Sonosite PX is the next generation of Sonosite's point-of-care ultrasound system, featuring workflow efficiency features, an adaptable form factor and more advanced image clarity than its predecessors, according to a Fujifilm Sonosite press release.
"Every aspect of Sonosite PX was designed specifically for the clinicians on the front lines of medicine. We designed Sonosite PX as a tool to help clinicians in all fields of medicine to treat patients more effectively where it matters most – at the point of care," said Fujifilm Sonosite President and COO Rich Fabian, in a statement. "To optimize clinician ergonomics and improve efficiency, the system has an innovative and adaptable work surface that can be used in a horizontal or vertical position based on the situational needs of the exam. The exceptional image clarity is the result of a new proprietary imaging technology – seeing anatomy more clearly with Sonosite PX provides an unparalleled level of confidence for diagnostic and procedural applications."
The ultrasound system and new family of transducers are drop-tested to one meter and the work surface is sealed to the edge for simplified cleaning and disinfection, according to the press release. The Sonosite PX also has an adaptable work surface position when mounted on its specialized stand and an adjustable height designed to allow for closer bedside access.
Information including patient information, reports and worksheets are available in one location for users to more easily navigate the ultrasound system's user interface, the company stated. The interface also displays the user's most-used controls, calculations and annotations.
"The system has two cardiac options that allow clinicians to choose between gathering targeted information about the heart to determine overall patient well-being, or investigate specific cardiac conditions with more comprehensive calculations that provide detailed analysis of the structure and function of the heart," Fujifilm Sonosite Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, said in a statement. "This allows clinicians to select the cardiac exam type that best fits their individual workflow needs."
Fujifilm Sonosite has expanded its library of 3D animation education videos for new Sonosite POCUS users, and the Sonosite PX includes more than 140 onboard scan-along education tutorials, according to Mandavia.
The system is also designed for onboard documentation of ultrasound findings at the bedside and can be integrated with company's POCUS workflow manager, Sonosite Synchronicity.