Higher resolution and double the contrast
Structured scintillators allow for up to 4X higher resolution
and double the contrast than what is possible with other
scintillator technologies. Below is an x-ray image of a rat's head
using a semistructured needle scintillator (left) and a structured
scintillator from Scint-X (right). With a structured scintillator,
smaller details are sharper and clearer.
Silicon channels the light
Our patented technology and manufacturing process is based on a
technique where deep pores are etched in silicon with very high
precision, using commercially available silicon processing methods.
After oxidization of the pores and filling with scintillating
material, the pores act as waveguides, leading light to the right
pixel in the imaging sensor, (see illustration below). Any stray
light is absorbed by the silicon walls between the pores and will
not reach the imaging sensor. This way, the image resolution is
What's in it for you?
- More mechanically rigid
and less sensitive to humidity
- A significant
development step when existing scintillators limits the sensor