ATL Ultrasound Machines
ATL (Advanced Technology Laboratories) was a major provider of diagnostic systems and was highly specialized in digital broadband ultrasound devices and software. In 1998, ATL was purchased by a Dutch company, Philips Medical Systems (PMS). In this particular domain, PMS practically had no part in the growing Ultrasound market development. An increasing number of medical experts, including cardiologists, urologists, and pathologists, were already applying ultrasound techniques to facilitate the process of diagnosis. In the past, ATL ultrasound had been partnering with Kodak’s Medical Division to further the development of image management and to promote the use of the DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) standard for medical imaging technologies. DICOM is the image format standard that is still very much in use today.
National Ultrasound continues to refurbish and sell the entire line of ATL Ultrasound Systems, to include but not limited to: UM4, UM4 Plus UM400, UM400C, UM9, HDI 3000, HDI 3500, HDI 4000, HDI 5000. The ATL HDI 5000 was the last system to be manufactured under the ATL label.