Fujifilm SonoSite has obtained FDA 510(k) clearance for its SonoSite SII mountable ultrasound system, in addition to receiving the European CE mark. Developed for regional anesthesia, vascular access, and trauma applications, the portable SII can be used in various hospital environments, including space-constrained rooms.

Brian Leck, Fujifilm SonoSite’s vice president of global direct sales, says the new system builds upon the company’s first mountable ultrasound system, launched in 2007. “The SII ultrasound system expands on the design goals of our mountable legacy system by offering more functionality and an even better user experience from start to finish,” he says. “We listened to clinicians and delivered a product designed to maximize the efficiency of their ultrasound use.”

For anesthesiologists tasked with performing a rising number of ultrasound-guided procedures, increasing patient throughput is critical. The SII helps facilitate this, company officials say, since it features a touchscreen interface with a clinician-driven menu that adjusts to the use case. Plus, an embedded dual transducer connector allows clinicians to switch between transducers by tapping on the screen. Further expediting workflow is the SII’s new stand, which offers transducer holders and additional storage.

Since the speed of image acquisition is vital in a critical-care environment, trauma patients also benefit from this system—with select SII transducers featuring DirectClear, technology that increases penetration and contrast resolution.

For more information about this system, visit Fujifilm Sonosite.