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X-ray Camera

Photonics.com
Mar 2009
Teledyne Rad-icon ImagingRequest Info
 
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2009 – Rad-icon Imaging Corp., in partnership with RSF Systems of Straubenhardt, Germany, has announced the Remote RadEye200 x-ray camera for complex imaging applications. The design separates the x-ray sensor module from its supporting electronics. The module is mounted on a 5-m detachable cable, enabling easy installation into tight spaces or on gantry systems.

The camera is slim, lightweight and housed in a rugged stainless steel package. The sensor module is available in a base configuration with a direct-coupled scintillator for the 10- to 50-keV energy range, and in an EV model for higher-dose x-ray applications and energies up to 160 keV. It is offered with a beryllium window option for high sensitivity to low-energy x-rays in the 5- to 20-keV range for applications such as x-ray crystallography and low-density materials imaging. All models can be customized with various scintillator options and are available in premium or standard image quality grades.Rad-icon-Imaging-Remote-Rad.jpg

For scientific research and industrial inspection applications, the camera addresses the need for timing and coordinating the detector externally. Shutter open time is 800 ms, roughly twice as fast as that of CCDs. In the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, researchers have to rapidly study molecular changes in protein crystals after certain drugs are applied. By collecting images of x-ray diffraction patterns from crystallized protein samples, they can determine the effectiveness of the drug under study as well as what side effects are produced. The company says that the camera’s large-area, low-noise CMOS detectors can collect diffraction images in one-tenth the amount of time that conventional detection instruments require, and at a fraction of the cost.

The sensor module consists of a tiled array of two RadEye100 x-ray sensors in a rugged stainless steel enclosure that is approximately the size of a paperback novel. The camera features a 1024 × 1000-pixel image area with 96-µm pixel size for a 10 × 10-cm active image area. Combining nearly 100 cm2 of active silicon with flexible packaging options, it is suitable for use in many digital radiography applications and for industrial inspection applications where images must be taken in tight or difficult-to-reach spaces.

For more information, visit: www.rad-icon.com

Rad-icon Imaging Corp.
3193 Belick Street, Unit 1
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: (408) 486-0886
Fax: (408) 486-0882



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