B-K releases scanners, transducers

November 6, 2002

The Denmark-based subsidiary of Analogic, B-K Medical, exhibited several new ultrasound technologies at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress in October. Topping the introductions were the Hawk 2102 EXL color scanner, the company's

The Denmark-based subsidiary of Analogic, B-K Medical, exhibited several new ultrasound technologies at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress in October. Topping the introductions were the Hawk 2102 EXL color scanner, the company's new flagship ultrasound scanner, and the new black-and-white Falcon 2101 EXL. Both incorporate advanced focusing and proprietary detector technology, large monitors, sophisticated video interface, and fully integrated 3D option. The Hawk also boasts improved Doppler functionality. Vascular scanning is enhanced by a new, dedicated transducer, dubbed type 8812, which combines deep Doppler sensitivity with near-field performance. The company also showed a new transducer optimized for breast and musculoskeletal scanning. The probe, which works with B-K's portable Merlin 1101, is pending FDA clearance for musculoskeletal applications.

Two weeks after the conference, the company announced the resignation of Rene Barington as its managing director. Barington held the post for six years.