Henry Ford Hospital Installs Zonare Medical Systems' Convertible Ultrasound(TM) System


Leading Midwest Healthcare Provider Employs Zone Sonography(TM) Technology for Interventional Procedures

MT. VIEW, Calif., July 2 / / - ZONARE Medical Systems, a provider of premium ultrasound systems, announced it has installed three z.one ultrasound systems at Henry Ford Hospital, one of the Midwest's leading healthcare providers. Based on ZONARE's proprietary Zone Sonography(TM) technology, the z.one system is being used in the hospital's Interventional Radiology department for various imaging procedures such as ultrasound guided biopsies and PICC line insertion.

"Many of our procedures require ultrasound guidance and image quality is critical," said Daniel Croteau, M.D., chief of Interventional Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital. "The z.one system provides premium image quality while offering many automatic optimization features that help support a busy clinical environment. This allows us to provide excellent patient care and expeditiously complete these procedures."

Zone Sonography technology has enabled ZONARE Medical Systems to bring its unique, patented Convertible Ultrasound(TM) platform to the industry providing premium image quality and performance together with portability at an attractive price to value ratio. Clinicians are able to convert the z.one system, at the touch of a button, from a full-featured, cart-based system into a compact ultrasound system with the premium image quality and performance of larger and more expensive ultrasound units, yet with the portability of conventional hand carried systems.

"In support of patient comfort, we have formed a unique team of ultrasound professionals to take the z.one system to the patient's bedside whenever possible versus transporting the patient to the department. This makes the system's portability an essential asset," said Claude Ressler, RT, manager of Interventional Radiology at Henry Ford. "Plus, since the z.one system is upgradeable, the economics of using this Convertible Ultrasound platform provides significant benefits to the department as well."

The z.one system's Zone Sonography software-based architecture allows its performance to continue to improve as greater processing power becomes available. System upgrades can be downloaded via the internet, allowing for fast, convenient advances in clinical capabilities, enabling clinicians to cost-effectively maintain a state of the art premium ultrasound system.

"Henry Ford Hospital is well known for its outstanding patient care and state-of-the-art technology," said Donald Southard, president and CEO of ZONARE. "It is an honor to partner with this esteemed healthcare facility in support of its mission to ensure the best patient care possible."

About Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System (http://henryford.com/), one of the country's leading health care systems, integrates primary and specialty care with research and education. It includes Henry Ford Hospital and four owned hospitals; Health Alliance Plan, a 576,000 member health plan; the 1,000 physician/scientist Henry Ford Medical Group and 25 ambulatory centers and many other health-related services located throughout southeastern Michigan.

About ZONARE Medical Systems

ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., is a privately-held company that designs, develops, and manufactures premium performance compact ultrasound solutions, which combine its proprietary technology with an innovative physical design. Zone Sonography technology, ZONARE's unique patented approach to ultrasound imaging, is focused on bringing premium image quality and performance to clinical settings, leading to advanced diagnostic capabilities, portability, cost-effective operation, maintenance and upgrades, and attractive value to clinicians. For more information, please visit our web site at www.zonare.com/.

Source: ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc.

CONTACT: Dwight Angell of Henry Ford Hospital, +1-313-876-8709, dangell1@hfhs.org; or Laurie Hallwyler of ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc.,
+1-650-248-9081, lhallwyler@zonare.com

Web site: http://www.zonare.com/
http://henryford.com/

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