SonoSite offers 6-pound, hand-carried
BOTHELL, Wash. –
SonoSite, Inc., a world leader and specialist in hand-carried
ultrasound, has announced the introduction of its new 6-pound NanoMaxx
ultrasound tool, the latest addition to SonoSite’s suite of specialized
products for point-of-care visualization in medicine.
Designed for diagnostic imaging, clinical assessment and procedural
guidance at the hospital bedside and in the physician’s office, the
NanoMaxx system is the company’s latest innovation in point-of-care user
design. It features one-button system control. SonoSite has received
Health Canada approval to begin Canadian shipments.
“The NanoMaxx tool makes high-quality ultrasound available to a much
broader range of clinicians and applications, all of which can save time
and money and improve patient safety,” said Kevin M. Goodwin, SonoSite
President and CEO. “The healthcare world is changing dramatically and
the NanoMaxx is part of our continuing effort to make ultrasound a more
affordable and useful tool in the world of medicine.”
“The NanoMaxx system offers our gold standard durability and two-hour
battery life, along with image quality similar to our flagship M-Turbo
system,” Mr. Goodwin said. “A fluid-resistant user interface makes the
system easy-to-clean and disinfect, helping to address the growing
concern over infection control.”
Designed and manufactured at SonoSite’s headquarters in Bothell,
Washington, the NanoMaxx system and its transducers offer an
industry-leading five-year warranty to deliver the lowest cost of
ownership in ultrasound.
Based on SonoSite’s 4th generation Turbo technology platform, the
NanoMaxx system incorporates proprietary, advanced imaging algorithm
technologies, including ColorHD to deliver exceptional image quality in
a lightweight, rugged form factor.
With a touch screen that responds easily to the tap of a finger, and one
button optimization, clinicians can readily acquire high resolution
images to increase clinical productivity at the point-of-care. A system
boot-up time of less than 20 seconds and long battery life further
enhance workflow when using the NanoMaxx system.
Clinical studies have proven that bedside ultrasound increases the
accuracy of interventional procedures and it is now recommended by two
government-based agencies and three US medical societies.
At introduction, the NanoMaxx tool is available with a complement of
five transducers to support a wide range of examinations and procedures
including thoracic assessment for hemothorax, hydrothorax and
pneumothorax, vascular access, needle aspirations and injections, as
well as abdominal, cardiac, nerve, OB/Gyn, musculoskeletal, small parts
and vascular scanning.
The clinical capabilities of the NanoMaxx will help eliminate the risk
and cost of transporting patients to the imaging lab for many
examinations and procedures.
The small footprint of the NanoMaxx system, along with its space-saving
solutions, enables seamless integration with a variety of exam-room
configurations. It can be wall mounted, placed on an exam table, or used
from a highly maneuverable stand. Physicians can easily carry the
NanoMaxx tool from room-to-room, to a satellite office, the operating
room or to a field site for immediate use.
The NanoMaxx system’s highly integrated architecture and ruggedized
design, including the industry’s first elastomeric bumper for extra
durability, allows it to be used in the most austere and demanding
environments. A magnesium shell that is significantly stronger and
lighter than plastic helps to protect the system against accidental
droppage. As with all SonoSite systems, the NanoMaxx ultrasound tool and
its transducers are built to withstand a one metre drop test.
Visit the NanoMaxx ultrasound tool website to learn more about
SonoSite’s newest system and to experience a personal, interactive
product demo. In addition, Apple iPhone and iPod mobile device users can
view a video of the NanoMaxx system on SonoSite’s new SonoAccess
SonoSite, Inc. (www.sonosite.com)
is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound.
Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by 10
subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries.
SonoSite’s small, lightweight systems are expanding the use of
ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing
high-performance ultrasound to the point of patient care.
Posted March 11, 2010