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FUJIFILM SonoSite signs agreement with Intelligent Ultrasound group to develop clinician training

By 26th November 2019No Comments

FUJIFILM SonoSite  — specialists in developing cutting-edge, point-of-care ultrasound solutions, and part of the Fujifilm Healthcare portfolio — has entered into an agreement with Intelligent Ultrasound Group, a global, world-class ultrasound software and simulation developer, allowing the companies to deliver a training solution to the point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) market. The agreement includes Intelligent Ultrasound Group’s BodyWorks Eve POCUS training solution and the HeartWorks transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) simulator training platforms that can be used to accelerate training for all Fujifilm SonoSite’s POCUS systems.

This agreement will allow clinicians the opportunity to work with two leading companies in their respective markets to access a robust POCUS training solution that will facilitate increased adoption of a critical imaging modality in their institutions,” said Rich Fabian, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fujifilm SonoSite.

BodyWorks Eve is Intelligent Ultrasound Group’s ultra-realistic patient simulator designed for interactive POCUS scenario training. It comes complete with 100 real patient scans and over 10,000 pathology variations across cardiac, lung, transabdominal and pelvic ultrasound, which will help Fujifilm SonoSite’s POCUS users train for a diverse case load in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care disciplines. Specific focus areas of this simulator include recognition of common abnormalities and pathology, assessment skills to guide decisions for patient referral or discharge, Doppler and M-mode functions and more.

We are excited to join FUJIFILM SonoSite in offering the ultrasound market a solution to both train and confidently perform POCUS,” said Ian Whittaker, COO and Head of the Simulation Division at Intelligent Ultrasound Group. “We feel this agreement will have a very positive effect, not only on improving scanning skills of the clinicians, but on patient outcomes as well.”

FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.

Bothell , Washington USA