Ultrasound engine heads for RSNA show

November 21, 2001

Analogic will introduce its AN2300 Digital Ultrasound Engine on the RSNA exhibit floor. The company’s digital engine provides the hardware and real-time software necessary to acquire, process, and convert ultrasound echo information into a video

Analogic will introduce its AN2300 Digital Ultrasound Engine on the RSNA exhibit floor. The company’s digital engine provides the hardware and real-time software necessary to acquire, process, and convert ultrasound echo information into a video display. It can support clinical applications in cardiology, general radiology, breast, and small parts imaging. This PC-based subsystem, designed for sale to OEMs, is intended to cost-effectively address the imaging needs of specific applications or even niche markets that otherwise might not justify the development of an imaging platform. A complete turnkey system can be created quickly by adding transducers, a unique user interface, ergonomic packaging, clinical software application, and a display. AN2300’s linear waveform transmit and receive beamformers use Analogic’s second-generation ASIC and broadband spline interpolation filter, capable of synthesizing up to 256 receive channels. Advanced imaging modes include parallel beam processing, harmonic receive of up to 15 MHz, beam steering, spectral Doppler, color-flow or power modes, and line-interleaved duplex or triplex combination modes. Complementing the engine is an open software interface that allows developers to program the system using a high-level programming language under Windows NT. An in-depth knowledge of the detailed engine hardware is not required.