Bone Mineral Densitometry

CZT is revolutionising bone mineral densitometry

Kromek Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (BMD, DEXA) gamma detectors for medical OEMs

Bone mineral densitometry detectors are used to determine a patient’s bone quality, assisting the doctor in diagnosis and management of diseases such as osteoporosis. Kromek makes a range of CZT based detectors for medical OEMs to use on their BMD, DEXA scanners.

Bone densitometry uses an ultra-stable dual-energy X-ray source to quantify small changes, ~1%, in a patient’s bone mineral density. This application requires an X-ray photon energy discriminating sensor (a perfect job for CZT) that has high efficiency, high energy resolution, high count rate performance and exceptional long-term stability to enable Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA).

This successful application of CZT has revolutionized bone densitometry systems, outselling competitive products 2:1. There are now thousands of our CZT-based BMD systems in clinical use, attesting to the performance and reliability of our CZT detectors.

We customise detector assemblies for a number of OEMs and can offer pencil beam and fan beam CZT arrays of various widths and pixel pitches.

We continue to add new OEM customers in the medical device sector, working with them to build the next-generation of medical instrumentation. Our CZT technology in medical scanners delivers excellent quality images and detection capability that lead to a better patient outcome. We also build strong and long-lasting partnerships with our clients.

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