As a result of our pioneering work and the use of CZT, the dose of radiation exposed to a patient and time taken to attain images can be significantly reduced, making medical procedures safer and more comfortable. With sharper images, any diagnoses made can be done so with higher confidence. Therefore, the patient’s condition and the next steps in their treatment can be better understood.
Furthermore, its small form factor allows the target area of the patient to be imaged at a closer range, further elevating the spatial and energy resolution of the image produced.
New more effective treatments can also be explored. For instance, the high energy resolution of CZT means different spectral energy levels can be more clearly distinguished, opening the doors to using multiple tracers in one examination.