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SonoSite receives CE mark approval for X-Porte ultrasound kiosk

US-based Fujifilm SonoSite received CE mark approval for its X-Porte ultrasound kiosk, a new generation of point-of-care ultrasound.

This integrates advanced signal processing for high-resolution imaging, 3D animated clinical guides, and a multi-gesture user interface.

The kiosk was created to serve a broad spectrum of users, from novice to advanced, and represents an entirely new design and use paradigm for ultrasound.

The device is developed using its proprietary Extreme Definition Imaging (XDI) technology that reduces visual clutter from side-lobe artifacts.

SonoSite president and CEO Kevin M. Goodwin noted the design genesis is aimed at enabling any and all members of a healthcare team — nurses, mid-level providers, and even a physician-hospital administrator — to be empowered to take advantage of X-Porte’s high-performance visualization.

Henry Ford Hospital chairman of surgery Dr Scott Dulchavsky noted that they were excited to partner with SonoSite in taking this evolutionary step in real-time learning.

"X-Porte represents the successful convergence of our expertise in advanced animated tutorials with the latest in consumer-like ultrasound design.

"This is a great step forward onto the frontier of visualization through innovative point-of-care ultrasound education," Dr Dulchavsky added.