With the broader availability of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and CT scanning in recent years, the precision of diagnostic medicine has vastly improved. Thanks to the dual-modality information - anatomical and physiological- provided by combined PET/CT scanners, medical professionals in the fields of oncology, surgical planning, radiation therapy and cancer staging are able to give accurate diagnostics earlier and with greater precision.
Excelitas' high performance Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) are at the heart of the sensor engine in these machines, enabling the next generation of molecular imaging today.
Did You Know?
The concept of emission and transmission tomography was introduced in the late 1950s by David E. Kuhl and Roy Edwards. 60 years later, high performance sensors - like Excelitas' UV APD series - are enabling new levels of performance, leading to vastly improved diagnostic tools.