2011

CMOS-Based X-Ray Panel Focuses on Low-Dose Applications

The technology enables real-time imaging for cardiac, vascular, and orthopedic procedures.

In all domains of medical and scientific X-ray imaging, the replacement of film and analog video imaging techniques with a fully digital workflow is underway. The Xineos X-ray panel X-ray CMOS technology delivers three times more sensitivity and five times more signal-to-noise performance than other standard technologies, enabling radiologists and practitioners to reduce patient dose in dynamic X-ray imaging modalities such as fluoroscopy and computed tomography.

Xineos-1313-FL X-ray panel is suitable for fluoroscopic imaging." class="caption" align="right">CMOS image detectors offer numerous advantages including the ability to record faint image details at higher resolutions. Another important benefit of CMOS image sensors is the absence of so-called “image lag,” or the presence of residual image information in successive images.

The system is able to record smaller image details with higher resolutions — allowing for diagnosis and treatment of medical anomalies at earlier stages, and significantly increasing the probability of early intervention, patient recovery, and reduced treatment costs. The ability to offer lower noise and higher image quality facilitates earlier diagnostics and potentially contributes to higher patient survival rates.

In medical applications, the Xineos-1313-FL is optimized for fluoroscopic imaging, offering the highest X-ray sensitivity combined with lowest readout noise. It enables real-time imaging for cardiac, vascular, orthopedic as well as other minimally-invasive procedures that depend on real-time imaging, with minimum patient dose.

The Xineos tiling architecture provides the flexibility to build smaller, single tile detectors, or much larger, multi-tile detectors. The underlying architecture enables scalability from 13 cm × 13 cm to 26 cm × 26 cm and even larger for a full range of medical X-ray applications

Xineos products are equipped with DALSA’s hardware and software implementation of the industry standard GigE Vision® data interface. Xineos can connect to almost any computer within minutes to produce low-noise, real-time, high-resolution X-ray images.

This technology was done by DALSA, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit http://info.hotims.com/34453-198.