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, DECTRIS detectors distinguish 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.

Spectral dynamic 4D cine-cardiac micro-CT imaging

Duke University researchers demonstrate in vivo 4D cine-cardiac micro-CT performing dynamic 3 material decomposition using HPC spectral technology. Read more

High-Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT)

HPC’s noise-free detection, utilized with a dedicated spectral weighting of lower and higher photons from different energy or spectrum bins, provide several advantages for HRCT. Read more

Spectral Capabilities: Unleashing The Power of K-Edge Imaging

Photon counting can discriminate different energy levels in the incoming X-ray beam. Read more

HPC: New Imaging Modalities for Pre-Clinical Medical Research

HPC detectors combine unique capabilities that offer a range of possibilities for functional imaging applications, creating opportunities for exciting new modalities. Read more