ATL's HDI 3000 takes center stage

November 23, 1994

Ultrasound vendor ATL will usethe RSNA meeting to build on the momentum generated by the Octoberlaunch of HDI 3000, the company's new premium scanner (SCAN 10/26/94).HDI 3000 represents the fourth generation of ATL's all-digitalultrasound technology,

Ultrasound vendor ATL will usethe RSNA meeting to build on the momentum generated by the Octoberlaunch of HDI 3000, the company's new premium scanner (SCAN 10/26/94).HDI 3000 represents the fourth generation of ATL's all-digitalultrasound technology, according to president David Perozek.

In designing HDI 3000, ATL, of Bothell, WA, strove to developa system with improved performance in a more compact, easy-to-usepackage, Perozek said. The scanner weighs 380 pounds and featuresspecially designed wheels as well as a new suspension system tomake it easier to move.

ATL has improved the scanner's image quality over previousmodels by developing a new generation of application-specificintegrated circuits (ASICs), as well as a new software architecture.The system is a 128-channel scanner, like ATL's Ultramark 9 HDIsystem, which will remain in the company's product line.

In addition to HDI, ATL will showcase its Access ultrasoundimage management system, which was cleared by the Food and DrugAdministration this year (SCAN 8/31/94). Access is a PC-basedsystem running on IBM's OS/2 operating system. ATL will show threeworkstations for use with Access, which is DICOM 3.0-compatiblethroughout the system, Perozek said.