Bone mineral densitometry detectors are used to determine a patient’s bone quality, assisting the doctor in diagnosis and management of diseases such as osteoporosis. Kromek makes a range of CZT based detectors for medical OEMs to use on their BMD, DEXA scanners.
Bone densitometry uses an ultra-stable dual-energy X-ray source to quantify small changes, ~1%, in a patient’s bone mineral density. This application requires an X-ray photon energy discriminating sensor (a perfect job for CZT) that has high efficiency, high energy resolution, high count rate performance and exceptional long-term stability to enable Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA).
Kromek Group plc designs, develops and produces x-ray and gamma-ray imaging and radiation detection products for the medical, CBRNe security, Homeland Security and civil nuclear radiation detection markets.