Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) was and still is a revolution in the world of science and medicine. Previously favored scintillator detector solutions and other alternate semiconductor materials (although still effective in certain applications today), do not operate via direct conversion, and require extensive cooling at room temperature. CZT, on the other hand, does operate at room temperature without cooling, and converts Gamma ray photons into digital signals directly. This, in combination with the small pixel size of CZT, results in a high energy resolution and sensitivity; two key factors rapidly progressing the state of next generation imaging.
Higher count rates, the potential for 3D spatial resolution and dramatically improved image contrast also maximise the information and the accuracy of such information gained by CZT-based detectors.
Grown to specification with variable sizes, arrangements and with/without integrated electronics, incorporating CZT crystals into your detection solutions is cost-effective, and opens the door to higher quality imaging. This further enhances the accuracy and confidence in security checks and diagnostic procedures.