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Medical imaging for extreme environments

Inspired by the special needs of imaging diagnostics in rural and remote areas of LMICs, we have started the feasibility study of a new x-ray technology. We plan to substitute the silicon used in most current digital medical x-ray detectors with materials with better positioned gap-bands that are today easier to work with than 20-15 years ago when the current technology got established, by adopting the latest read out electronic solutions for phase contrast, de-noising and compression, inspired by high-energy physics experiments at CERN, and by redesigning from scratch the energy management system (high capacity condensators) and beam delivery (structured, pulsed emission).

By meeting extreme requirements of lower energy footprints, lightweight for transportation, and lower IT requirements, we should be able to produce a solution appetizing also for western world countries.

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