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UC Irvine News Brief: UCI, SonoSite partner to train medical students on handheld ultrasound

The innovative technology will let them view anatomical structures in real time and enhance their understanding of physiological processes.

August 11, 2010
UC Irvine News Brief: UCI, SonoSite partner to train medical students on handheld ultrasound

In an effort to integrate the latest technology into its curriculum, UC Irvine’s School of Medicine has reached an agreement with SonoSite Inc. for the Bothell, Wash.-based company to provide UCI with handheld diagnostic ultrasound systems. The innovative devices will let medical students view anatomical structures in real time and facilitate their understanding of physiological processes. “Ultrasound visualization is transforming medicine, and we’re excited to join with SonoSite,” said Dr. Ralph V. Clayman, medical school dean. “Our partnership clearly demonstrates UCI’s commitment to giving students the tools they need to enhance their learning experience and better prepare them for 21st-century medicine.”