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Create Quantitative 3D Images with MARS

Spectral Detectors

capture the color of x-rays

Medipix3 + High-Z

sensors increase x-ray conversion efficiency and reduce noise for optimal spatial, temporal and spectral (energy) resolution

Molecular Quantification

harness the color of x-rays

Recon+Processing Server

automatically produces a set of 3D image volumes containing each targeted element/compound (mg/mL) within minutes

Imaging Tools

visualize the color of x-rays

Vision Workstation+zSpace

interactive Virtual Reality system displays the element/compound 3D volumes for user-friendly sample evaluation and analysis

Molecular Imaging Without Radiotracers

MARS promises to revolutionize diagnostic imaging by quantifying the elements and compounds of a sample in a single scan. It is the first commercially available 3D spectral (multi-energy) scanner to produce in vivo images with anatomic and molecular quantification at a fraction of the cost, time, and radiation dose of traditional molecular imaging, such as PET or SPECT.

The Medipix spectral x-ray detector technology was originally developed at CERN for the LHC and modified for medical applications; it is the result of 20+ years of collaborative innovation.

Pre-clinical Spectral Scanner

  • Medpix3 detectors bonded to high-Z sensors at 110 micron pitch with 8 energy bins per pixel and 2 ms frame readout
  • 120 kVp, 350 μA x-ray source with helical scan mode
  • Precision horizontal in vivo sample stage with gas lines, monitoring inputs and temperature sensors
  • Iterative reconstruction and processing algorithms quantify the concentration of elements and compounds in mg/mL
  • Visualization workstation with HP Zvr 3D virtual reality display for image analysis

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