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History

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.

2014

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

2013

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

2013

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

2012

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

2012

Introduced three new BK Medical ultrasound systems with groundbreaking Quantum Technology

2012

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

2012

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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

2006

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

2004

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

2002

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

2002

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

1999

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

1998

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

1998

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

1997

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

1997

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

1993

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

1993

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

1991

Introduced the FETALGARD® 2000 Fetal Heart Monitor

1986

Bernie Gordon received the National Medal of Technology from President Reagan

1979

Invented the logarithmic analog-to-digital converter

1975

Developed the first instant imaging computed tomography system scanner

1967

Bernie Gordon founded Analogic Corporation

1964

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

1953

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.