Pre-Clinical 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.

Additionally, the spectral capabilities of the HPC detector offers pre-clinical medical research new ways of exploring and imaging established modalities, plus create new ones.

Targeting the Best Possible Image Quality

Combining a direct-detection sensor with a pixel size of 75 μm, the SANTIS 0804 detector distinguishes the finest details and achieve ultra-high resolution. That is essential for applications such as micro-CT, mammography, or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), where the smallest relevant micro-calcifications occur in the 100 μm range. The system’s modulation transfer function (MTF) shows nearly ideal behavior — far beyond that of currently available mammography detectors.

Modern medical devices will be able to differientiate between bones, vasculature and soft tissue and make these visible in colors, like in this X-ray image example of a mouse: bones (purple), vasculature tissue (red) and soft tissue (green). Courtesy of: Duke University, C. Badea

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