Teledyne DALSA's Xineos and Argus x-ray products improve medical and dental imaging

Teledyne DALSA Life Sciences Imaging has introduced the Xineos 1313, a CMOS x-ray flat-panel detector, and the Argus platform of CCD/TDI-based x-ray image scanners.

May 12th, 2011


Teledyne DALSA (Waterloo, ON, Canada) Life Sciences Imaging has introduced the first in a family of dynamic CMOS x-ray detector panels. The new Xineos 1313 represents the industry’s first standard CMOS flat-panel detector to deliver high speed, low dose imaging without compromises in resolution.

Teledyne DALSA developed Xineos to deliver high sensitivity and signal-to-noise performance compared to other standard technologies at equal x-ray dose conditions. CMOS image detectors offer advantages including the ability to record faint image details at higher resolutions – allowing for the diagnostics of medical anomalies at earlier stages, and increasing the probability of early intervention, patient recovery, and reduced treatment costs.

In dental applications Teledyne DALSA’s Xineos-1313-EO is designed to operate at full resolution for both frame-based panoramic imaging, at frame rates exceeding 300 fps, as well as for Medium Field of View (MFOV) Cone Beam CT applications at 30 fps. An optional “Sequence Memory” enables storing an entire CBCT image sequence inside the detector, eliminating the need for rescans due to data acquisition loss during the actual CBCT scanning procedure.

In medical applications the Xineos-1313-FL is optimized for fluoroscopic imaging, offering the highest x-ray sensitivity combined with lowest readout noise. Xineos enables real-time imaging for cardiac, vascular, orthopedic as well as other minimally-invasive procedures that depend on real-time imaging, with minimum patient dose.

Xineos products are equipped with DALSA's hardware and software implementation of the industry standard GigE Vision data interface. Xineos can connect almost any computer within minutes to produce low-noise, real-time, high resolution x-ray images.

Cost-effective CCD/TDI X-ray imaging module provides higher resolution with easy Ethernet connectivity

Teledyne DALSA's Argus platform ofCCD/TDI-based x-ray image scanners was also developed for use in the medical and dental fields. Argus modules include high resolution scintillation technology and standard Ethernet connectivity, allowing images to be ported directly to the host computer for image processing. Assembled with advanced MEMs fabrication techniques in Teledyne DALSA’s own wafer foundry, they also provide high resolution by joining multiple silicon detectors for large fields of view up to 44 cm wide.

The Argus platform incorporates Teledyne DALSA’s patented TDI (Time Delay and Integration) technology for high sensitivity, unmatched detective quantum efficiency (DQE) and incredible image quality at lower patient exposures.

The Argus-PAN is designed for extra-oral imaging applications. The extremely low noise operation, coupled with high performance 16-bit ADC, provides up to 80 dB of dynamic range. Primary Argus-PAN features include:
• Assembled with advanced MEMs fabrication techniques for high resolution and large fields of view up to 44 cm wide.
• Flexible and robust module form factor for ease of integration into existing panoramic dental systems.
• High dynamic range and sensor large full well enables high contrast images.
• Low sensor readout noise provides images with high clarity.
• 100-Mbit Ethernet interface for ease of interface to the x-ray modality.
• 16-bit ADC for high precision image capture.
• Anti-blooming, preserves image integrity on the edges and in bright spots of the image.

In addition to the Argus-PAN, the Argus linescan TDI x-ray imaging platform will support two other modules, the Argus-DQ, and the Argus-SCAN. The Argus-DQ features an advanced scintillation technology for ultra-high resolution and low noise applications like mammography. The Argus-SCAN will provide an extremely wide 44 cm wide field of view ideal for applications such as body scanning and trauma imaging.

SOURCE:Teledyne DALSA Life Sciences Imaging

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