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SonoSite X-Porte™ boost for regional anaesthesia in Swindon

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Dr Anthony Allan alongside the new X-Porte system
Dr Anthony Allan alongside the new X-Porte system
2013-12-13 14:42:23 - The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recently purchased an X-Porte™ point-of-care ultrasound system from FUJIFILM SonoSite to extend its ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia capabilities for orthopaedic surgery.

Dr Anthony Allan, a consultant anaesthetist with a special interest in regional anaesthesia, explained: “We already had two SonoSite point-of-care instruments – an M-Turbo® and an S-Nerve™ – for use in our theatre suite, but these are much in demand and we needed another system to deal with our workload. Our previous experience with SonoSite’s instruments and service made the newly launched X-Porte system the obvious choice.”

“The X-Porte has a very elegant, functional design, and the touchpad is both intuitive to operate and straightforward to clean, which is a significant advantage for infection control. As with all SonoSite systems, it is a fairly robust piece of kit – which is vital in a busy theatre environment – and boots up

very quickly, which again is an important consideration. In terms of image quality, the X-Porte is a step ahead, with a large screen and very good resolution, and we are only just beginning to discover its potential for regional anaesthesia.”

For more information about FUJIFILM SonoSite products, please contact:
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About FUJIFILM SonoSite
SonoSite helped pioneer the concept of portable, point-of-care ultrasound, and it continues to be a world-leading manufacturer and innovator of bedside ultrasound systems as well as an industry leader in ultra high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by 26 subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. SonoSite’s portable, compact systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high-performance ultrasound to the point of patient care. For more information, go to:
FUJIFILM SonoSite, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. oversees a direct sales distribution network in the UK and provides sales and marketing support.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit

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