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Sensing Technology Unveils X-Ace to Set New Industry Standard for High-Value, Consumer-Grade CT Medical Imaging


Sensing Technology Unveils X-Ace to Set New Industry Standard for High-Value, Consumer-Grade CT Medical Imaging

High image quality with low doses at fast scan speeds for improved safety and patient experience

Posted: Wednesday December 15th, 2021 – 12:00 PM

(Detection technology: Billerica, MA) – Detection technology, a global leader in x-ray detector solutions, has unveiled the industry’s first ready-to-use series of detectors optimized for high-value and consumer-grade medical CT (computed tomography) imaging needs. The plug-and-play type series, under the brand X-ACE, is available as stand-alone sensor boards, X-ACE 16 and X-ACE 32, or as complete subsystems including ready-to-use sensor boards, controllers, software libraries and all necessary accessories. The investment-free X-ACE Series delivers significant total cost savings and accelerates time to market for advanced CT systems in highly competitive medical imaging segments.

The X-ACE product family is built on a proven modular platform. The platform covers a large imaging area and exhibits the highest level of integration, as a scintillator, photodiode, analog-to-digital converters (ADC) and field programmable gate array (FPGA) are assembled on only one printed circuit board. . This means simplified system designs, simple integration, minimized risks, a streamlined supply chain, and mechanically more robust and digitally enhanced detection solutions. The platform easily adapts to 16- to 32-slice system configurations to cover a wide range of configurations and provides 20 millimeter coverage at the isocenter.

“Once again, we have set a new industry standard for CT medical imaging,” said Tuomas Holma, director of product management in the medical business unit. “We introduced the world’s first tileable CT detection module, named X-Tile, for next-level volumetric CT systems in 2017. Today, we rolled out our latest innovation in the field. The X-ACE completes our offering for medical CT applications. We are proud to say that our company is the only one in the market that allows one-stop shopping. We offer standard medical CT solutions for all CT medical imaging modalities, from value segment to premium segment. The X-ACE stands for all-in-one CT imaging experience and cost-effectiveness in this fast-paced and fiercely competitive market. The key characteristics are perfectly suited to the requirements of the target market. For example, the X-ACE 16 has already proven its importance in the value segment during the Covid-19 pandemic, when the market saw a renaissance of 16-slice X-ray imaging systems used for diagnosis and the treatment of Covid patients. This trend is here to stay and will intensify, especially in emerging economies. “

The X-ACE delivers high image quality with low doses at fast scan speeds for improved safety and patient experience. State-of-the-art performance is achieved by a high-speed pixelated ceramic scintillator coupled to a high-performance front-illuminated photodiode (FSI). The characteristics of the most sensitive, ultra-low dark current photodiode are made possible through the use of Detection Technology’s proprietary FSI photodiode manufacturing process.

“We have comprehensive experience as the most reliable supplier of custom detection solutions for medical CT applications, and we have now positioned ourselves as a pioneer of the standard offering. Our out-of-the-box CT detection solutions enable rapid and cost-effective system development, while meeting the most stringent medical standards and regulations. For us, achieving total savings does not mean sacrificing image quality. By redesigning and simplifying the design of detectors, we have achieved win-win gains. “

To facilitate and accelerate the system design phase and detector integration, Detection Technology provides global technical support and a comprehensive development kit. Technical samples of the ACE series are available and inquiries about the development kit can be directed to the company.

More information
Tuomas Holma, Director, Product Management, Medical Business Unit
+358 44 901 6769,

About detection technology

Detection Technology is a global provider of X-ray detection solutions for medical, security and industrial applications. The company’s solutions range from photodiodes to detection subsystems optimized with ASICs, electronics, mechanics, software and algorithms. It has sites in Finland, China, France and the United States.