Growing crystals: a team achievement in pure form
The next generation of computed tomography (CT) detectors from Siemens Healthineers will be equipped with cadmium telluride crystals.1 With this new type of material, the use of photon-counting X-ray detectors in clinical routine will become reality for the first time.
A crystal is an important symbol of transparency and clarity. Quartz and gems have always been considered precious and were showcased in crowns and jewelry as symbols of wealth and status. In the past, they were only available as naturally grown crystals. Today, their artificial production requires cleanliness, patience, and perfection.
Radiographing crystals and radiography with crystals
Small disruption – big effect
Improved radiographic images thanks to new types of crystals
Growing crystals: high-tech feat and team achievement
Until now, it has not been possible to produce cadmium telluride crystals with the necessary purity, homogeneity, and reproducibility.Christian Schröter, PhD, Project Manager for direct conversion materials, Siemens Healthineers
1 The products/features (mentioned herein) are not commercially available in all countries. Their future availability cannot be guaranteed.
- The statements by Siemens Healthineers customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.