NanoMaxx ultrasound system launched

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Intravenous products: SonoSite, Inc. specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, announced today that the company has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its new NanoMaxx ultrasound system and is commencing US customer deliveries. International deliveries began at the end of June.

Based on SonoSites 4th generation Turbo technology, the six pound NanoMaxx system is the latest addition to SonoSites suite of specialized products for point-of-care visualization in medicine. Complete with streamlined one button optimization technology, a touch screen user interface and SonoSites industry-leading 5-year warranty, the NanoMaxx system is ideal for both hospital and office markets and designed to provide healthcare professionals with improved patient safety practices, expanded workflow capabilities and exam room flexibility.

Among the first to take delivery of a system, the Queensland Ambulance Service in Australia, is integrating ultrasound into their rapid response vehicle. Ultrasound is an essential tool for providing immediate diagnostics, improving patient safety and ultimately raising the standard of patient care, said Stephen Rashford, MD, the departments medical director. With a hand-carried system, our department will be able to assess and diagnose patients at the scene of an accident, such as aggressively managing chest injuries, and for higher level trauma cases, pre-notify the hospital of a patients arrival to guarantee the availability of an operating room.

Click here to view the full Sonosite press release.

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