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.
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.
Duke University researchers demonstrate in vivo 4D cine-cardiac micro-CT performing dynamic 3 material decomposition using HPC spectral technology. Read more
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
Photon counting can discriminate different energy levels in the incoming X-ray beam. Read more
HPC detectors combine unique capabilities that offer a range of possibilities for functional imaging applications, creating opportunities for exciting new modalities. Read more