Navigation Links
New computed tomography system marketed

Munich, January 10, 2008 Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen German Research Center for Environmental Health, together with the University of Oregon, USA have developed a new image reconstruction system for computed tomography that produces greater image quality at a lower radiation dose compared with standard systems. With the help of Ascenion GmbH, a licensing agreement has been closed with YXLON International Group Holding GmbH, the market leader in industrial X-ray and computed tomography solutions for non-destructive material testing. YXLON will use and market the new system exclusively for commercial applications in material testing. The German Research Center for Environmental Health and the University of Oregon receive a down payment and a share of future sales revenue.

The new system provides improved raw data analysis and enables high-quality, simplified data collection. The novel reconstruction algorithm ensures significantly more efficient removal of artefacts and background noise compared with standard methods to date. This could, for example, increase air safety, explains Dr Hoeschen, Head of the Working Group Medical Physics at the German Research Center for Environmental Health. The system is even able to recognise microcracks in highly stressed components, for example, rotating elements in aircraft turbines. In addition, the greater efficiency will accelerate material testing. Gas pipelines, for example, would not have to be closed down as long for testing. Finally, the reduced radiation dose increases the lifespan of CT equipment, thereby reducing costs.

The signing of the contract concludes a year of successful collaboration between YXLON and researchers of the German Research Center for Environmental Health in which the system was evaluated and the foundations of a close future collaboration were laid. The partners plan to test various industrial applications and develop them for the market. This reconstruction system has the potential to broaden the use of computer tomography for industrial X-ray testing and to make it a standard procedure in the middle term, says Dr Joseph Kosanetzky, CEO YXLON International.

We are delighted to have YXLON on board as a market leader in industrial material testing, says Dr Sigrid Scheek, Technology Manager at Ascenion GmbH. The completed contract with YXLON is just the first step of our marketing strategy. We are now concentrating on the field of medical diagnostics and are in talks with a number of parties. With 140 million CT examinations per annum, there is much interest in the new system. It could cut costs considerably while maintaining image quality at roughly half the current radiation exposure for patients.


Contact: Dr. Peter Ruile
GSF - National Research Center for Environment and Health

Related medicine news :

1. Physicians Want to Learn From Medical Mistakes But Say Current Error-Reporting Systems are Inadequate
2. Integrating Quality into Business Systems for High Performance, Complimentary Excerpt Available from Best Practices, LLC
3. Zimmer Spine Introduces New Rigid to Dynamic Stabilization Transition System
4. CoolTouch Introduces CoolLipo(TM) Laser System, Recently FDA Cleared for Laser-Assisted Lipolysis
5. Varian Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology
6. Human factors researchers test voting systems for seniors that can improve voting accuracy and speed
7. CSC Signs Extension to Managed Applications Services Agreement With Sun Microsystems
8. XTENT Submits CE Mark Registration to Market Custom NX(R) Drug-Eluting Stent System in Europe
9. Fight against hay fever and other allergies helped by new immune system discovery
10. Varian Medical Systems Acquires Pan-Pacific Enterprises for Marketing, Sales and Distribution of X-Ray Imaging Products in China
11. 012 Smile.Communications to Deploy Extensive WiFi Internet Access System for Sheba Medical Center
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort ... holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain ... Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension ... that it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to ... its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all ... brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, ... minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to ... value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Norcross, Georgia (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... Year” awards today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in ... who have authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , June 24, 2016 ... in healthcare decisions and regulators/payers have placed more ... this new environment, patient support programs in the ... support for patients, medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are ... to ensure they are providing products and services ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Research ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical ... structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... India , June 24, 2016 ... Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen ... Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, ... by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for the ... expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: