Digital X-Ray Image Detector has 127-micron pixel pitch panel.
Press Release Summary:
Optimized for use in dental and orthopedic imaging as well as semiconductor inspection systems, PaxScanÂ® 1313 offers 13 x 13 cm imaging area and produces up to 30 images/sec. It generates images of up to 16,000 shades of gray due to 14-bit depth ADC, and flat panel has distortion-free imaging area with 127 micron pixel pitch. For medical imaging applications, panel features cesium iodide scintillator optimized for scanning at 80-90 kV.
Original Press Release:
Varian Medical Systems Introduces PaxScan® Digital X-ray Image Detector for Dental, Medical, and High-Volume Semiconductor Inspection Markets
The Durable PaxScan 1313 Captures High-Quality X-ray Images With Excellent Contrast Resolution
SALT LAKE CITY, July 7 -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) a world leader in X-ray tubes and a premier supplier of digital image detectors for filmless X-rays, has introduced the new PaxScan(R) 1313, designed for low-cost, high quality imaging. Optimized for use in dental and orthopedic imaging and semiconductor inspection systems, the PaxScan 1313 offers a 13 x 13 cm imaging area, produces up to 30 images per second, and offers unmatched sensitivity.
Medical Applications In Orthopedics And Dentistry
The PaxScan 1313 is designed to replace the six-inch image intensifiers currently used in many orthopedic and dental imaging systems. "Image intensifier tubes offer only 8-bit depth, they degrade over time, and they must be replaced frequently in some cases, raising their cost," Okamoto points out. "Image quality is better with the PaxScan detector. It generates images of up to 16,000 shades of gray thanks to a 14-bit depth ADC (analog-to- digital) converter, giving it the highest contrast resolution available for a panel of this size. With higher contrast resolution, clinicians can see more detail. A flat panel imager also doesn't exhibit the pin cushion distortion characteristic of image intensifier tubes."
The panel's 127-micron pixel pitch -- one of the smallest in the industry -- results in a high signal-to-noise ratio, yielding high-quality images with enhanced contrast resolution and no distortion anywhere in the imaging area. For medical imaging applications, the panel features an efficient Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator optimized for scanning at 80-90 kilovolts (kV) in order to minimize the X-ray dose to the patient.
Semiconductor Inspection Applications
For semiconductor inspection applications, the PaxScan 1313 is the most durable flat panel digital image detector with the processing speed needed to inspect thousands of chips per hour. According to Okamoto, it is capable of high-speed screening of Ball-Grid-Arrays (BGA) and Lead-Grid-Arrays (LGA). The panel utilizes amorphous (non-crystalline) silicon, which makes it more resilient than competing CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) wafer detectors, and capable of lasting up to five times longer, even in highly demanding round-the-clock semiconductor screening operations."
Varian offers a complete out-of-the-box solution for easy set-up in five minutes. Each PaxScan 1313 panel comes with Varian's ViVA(R) application software for viewing images on a computer, the industry standard CameraLink(R) connector for digital video output, a universal compact power supply, an optional image capture board, and various cables to cover almost every application.
Varian's family of PaxScan image detectors are available in a variety of performance and image sizes, and have been incorporated into cardiac, angiographic, dental, and medical imaging systems, as well as systems for non-destructive testing.
For more information on product specifications and pricing, contact 1-801-973-5073.
ABOUT VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California is the world's leading manufacturer of medical technology for treating cancer with radiotherapy and neurological conditions with radiosurgery. The company is also a premier supplier of X-ray tubes and flat-panel digital subsystems for imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 3,600 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America and Europe and in its 56 sales and support offices around the world. Additional information is available on the company's web site at http://www.varian.com/.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
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