International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors – iWoRiD 2019
Alex Cherlin, Kromek’s Principal Physicist Medical Imaging will be attending this year’s International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors (iWoRiD 2019).
This event provides an international forum for discussing current research and developments in the area of position sensitive detectors for radiation imaging, including semiconductor, gas and scintillator-based detectors. Topics include processing and characterization of detector materials, hybridization and interconnect technologies, design of counting or integrating electronics, readout and data acquisition systems, and applications in various scientific and industrial fields
You can see more details on the conference website: https://indico.cern.ch/event/774201/page/15373-welcome-to-iworid-2019
Kromek’s medical detector technology
Medical equipment manufacturers are using our CZT gamma detectors in a range of equipment for use in CT, SPECT, and Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD, DEXA).
We offer a range of CZT components for use by OEMs developing new medical equipment and refurbishing old models. The smaller size and weight of CZT gamma detectors (compared to existing scintillation detectors) have created a market for medical imaging devices that are smaller with improved portability and that open up new operating techniques, for example, lower tracer dose, faster scan times, earlier diagnosis and using multiple tracers in one examination.
4D spectral-spatial CZT gamma detectors create a step-change in the performance of diagnostic imaging systems including SPECT (molecular imaging), bone mineral densitometry (BMD, DEXA), surgical probes and colour photon-counting computed tomography (CT). The change is akin to moving from black-and-white vacuum-tube television to a colour digital high-definition flat screen. Higher resolution means clearer, more detailed images which make the job of diagnosis easier, with higher accuracy and diagnostic confidence at earlier stages of heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and, increasingly, dementia.