Detection is an integral element of any imaging system
The Medipix detector chip has been in development since the 1970s. First used for particle experiments at the Euopean Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), it quickly became apparent that this technology could be applied to medical x-ray imaging.
The Medipix uses very small pixels and a very clever scheme to correctly measure the energy and position of each x-ray photon, which provides much higher spatial and energy resolution compared to standard clinical CT systems.
Using the MARS Imaging System, you will collect 10x more information than standard CT, and produce up to eight different material maps. Our system is energy resolving, rather than energy-integrating.
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Material phantoms, when are they important?
Quantitative colour imaging in research using the MARS Imaging System relies on a material or calibration phantom to accurately determine each material of interest.
If you use iodine, gold, hafnium, or even all of the above, you can easily program the MARS Imaging System, using a material phantom, to identify up to eight different materials in a single exposure.
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