SonoSite Inc has signed a multiyear agreement as the preferred provider of ultrasound products with the National Basketball Association.

SonoSite’s handheld imaging devices will change the way sports medicine professionals perform their duties. While usually relying on MRI and CT scans, the eight-pound SonoSite system offers a portable modality that allows trainers to examine a player at any point-of-care location, including a training facility, courtside, or wherever the injury occurred. The system also provides real-time feedback, which will allow trainers and hospital physicians to address injuries by continually monitoring a patient’s progress to ensure treatments are effective.