ATL gains clearance for scanner project

Ultrasound vendor Advanced Technology Laboratories may have another new scanner in the works. The Bothell, WA, company received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration several months ago for a project called Level 10 HDI, which sources

Ultrasound vendor Advanced Technology Laboratories may have another new scanner in the works. The Bothell, WA, company received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration several months ago for a project called Level 10 HDI, which sources close to the company say may be a new ultrasound system. Company officials declined to comment on the clearance.

ATL in February introduced HDI 1000, a new mid-range scanner that uses software in place of hardware to cut manufacturing costs (SCAN 3/5/97). ATL's premium ultrasound offering, HDI 3000, was introduced in late 1994 (SCAN 10/26/94).