SonoSite Portable Ultrasound Receives FDA Clearance

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Portable ultrasound provider SonoSite, Inc. has received 510(k) clearance from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its fifth-generation EDGE™ ultrasound system.

New imaging algorithms featured by the system enable clinicians to clearly visualize images while reaching deeper levels of penetration, according to the company. EDGE also offers a high-luminance LED; its high-resolution 12-inch display, the company’s largest monitor to date, reportedly makes it easier for clinicians to see images from across patients’ beds during procedures.

At introduction, the system is available with a complement of 14 transducers to support a wide range of examinations and procedures. These include thoracic assessment for pathology, vascular access, and needle aspirations and injections, as well as abdominal, cardiac, nerve, OB/GYN, musculoskeletal, small parts, and vascular scanning.

To read the press release, click here: http://www.sonosite.com/about/press-releases/sonosite-introduces-next-ge...