Analogic History

When Bernie Gordon founded Analogic in 1967, his inventions had already made their mark in history, and that foundation of inventiveness has continued ever since. Today, Analogic has a long list of innovations and achievements resulting from more than 40 years of developing leading-edge technologies. We are innovators in computed tomography signal processing and a recognized leader in diagnostic medical imaging and security imaging. With over 190 U.S. patents issued, with corresponding foreign patents, and many more pending, our history speaks for itself.



Received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the handheld Sonic Window™ ultrasound system


Analogic produced its 30,000th CT system for Toshiba Medical Systems


Acquired Ultrasonix, a leading designer and manufacturer of ultrasound for point-of-care applications


New Smiths Detection high-speed checked baggage scanner incorporating Analogic CT technology receives European Standard 3 approval


Introduced three new BK Medical ultrasound systems with groundbreaking Quantum Technology


COBRA checkpoint CT system achieves European standard allowing liquids and laptops to remain in carry-on baggage


New high-speed checked baggage scanner incorporating Analogic's CT technology unveiled by Smiths Detection


High-speed XLB Explosives Detection System passes ECAC Standard 3 evaluation


BK Medical branded ultrasound systems received Frost & Sullivan Award in surgical ultrasound market


Introduced BK Medical branded revolutionary Advanced Robotic Ultrasound Technology (ART) for use in robotic-assisted surgery


Received certification from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the eXaminer® SX and eXaminer XLB Explosives Detection Systems (EDSs)


Acquired Copley Controls, manufacturer of gradient amplifiers for MRI, and precision motion controls


Installed the OnGuard Cobra™, the first checkpoint auto-EDS, at a checkpoint in Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport


Developed PowerLink™, the first non-contact power transfer system for CT gantries


Developed and shipped the first true 64-slice CT data acquisition system (DAS) for a major medical OEM


Acquired Sound Technology (STI), manufacturer of advanced ultrasound probes and transducers


Established marketing relationship with L-3 Communications, received order for 1,000 EXACT Systems for airport security


Established ANRAD Corporation, a subsidiary with its primary focus on advanced digital X-ray detection technology


Developed the first 1.5T and 3.0T water-cooled RF power amplifier


Developed and shipped the first high-power solid-state RF amplifier for MRI


Shipped the first integrated power system for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, combining radio frequency (RF) and gradient coil (GC) amplifiers


Completed development of the first dual-energy, helical, multi-slice, cone-beam-projection CT scanning system for airport security


Acquired BK Medical, manufacturer of leading procedure-driven ultrasound systems and specialized transducers


Developed the world’s first lightweight, mobile, CT scanning system for a major medical OEM


Introduced the FETALGARD® 2000 Fetal Heart Monitor


Bernie Gordon received the National Medal of Technology from President Reagan


Invented the logarithmic analog-to-digital converter


Developed the first instant imaging computed tomography system scanner


Bernie Gordon founded Analogic Corporation


Bernie Gordon invented the first solid-state X-ray generator while at Gordon Engineering


Bernie Gordon named the father of high-speed analog-to-digital conversion. Bernie developed the first known shift programmed successive approximation analog-to-digital converter.