Medical Applications

A new era of X-ray radiology is dawning with the advent of native spectral X-ray imaging. Revolutionary hybrid photon counting (HPC) detectors provide direct sensing of every X-ray photon — sorting each one to the correct energy level.

For more than a century, X-ray detection in medical imaging has relied on indirect, relatively insensitive, non-spectral methods. Now, breakthrough HPC technology combines previously unknown levels of image quality, geometrical accuracy, and sensitivity with the highest spectral fidelity.

HPC will transform X-ray medical applications from computerized tomography to breast imaging. With next-generation imaging performance plus ensured safety and cost-effectiveness, it’s leading the way into a new area of precision medicine. Expect greatly improved detection and characterization diagnostics when used with existing contrast agents and new targeted biomarkers. HPC detectors in X-ray medical imaging will help precisely identify more effective therapeutic responses.

Our HPC detectors have already surpassed other technologies in synchrotron and diffraction applications for science and industry. Now they are expanding the boundaries of medical imaging.

Preclinical and Medical Research

Pre-clinicians and medical researchers have anticipated the arrival of detection techniques based on hybrid photon counting (HPC). This revolutionary technology detects every single X-ray photon to deliver the highest sensitivity, best possible image quality, and lowest patient dose. Read more

Breast Imaging

DECTRIS' Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) technology can be used in breast imaging as a standard screening method, such as full-field digital mammography (FFDM), a diagnostic method like Breast-CT, or a technique used for both, such as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). Read more