- The scintillator pitch is typically between 15 and 150 um,
suitable for pixel sizes between 10 and 250 um. Other pitches can
be made upon request. Typical energy levels are 15-250 keV.
- MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) characteristics exhibit far
higher resolution and contrast compared with conventional
semistructured (needle/columnar) or unstructured scintillators, see
Industrial and Scientific Applications
- The product's inherently high resolution and contrast
capabilities has many different applications in non-destructive
testing and other industrial applications.
When analyzing different material properties, high resolution
and contrast is important in order to resolve small details. For
on-line inspection of components, short exposure times are also
Below, an X-ray image of a AlCu-alloy (dendrite formation) is
This picture was captured with a Scint-X scintillator, exposure
time 0,3s. Previously, when such pictures were captured with a
conventional scintillator, the exposure time was 30s, and still the
resolution was inferior.
In the field of medicine, the ability to make quick and accurate
diagnoses is very important so that proper treatment can
be initiated early, thereby minimizing the patient's
suffering. X-ray imaging is a common tool to help establish
early diagnoses. In many cases, a higher spatial resolution, as
provided by Scint-X technology, can make a big difference. An
example of biological specimen (a fish) is shown below:
A special case of medical imaging is intra-oral sensors. Digital
x-ray imaging is growing at a fast pace among dentists because it
offers many advantages over analog x-ray film:
- Use of chemicals is avoided.
- Images are produced "instantly".
- Digital imaging enables powerful image processing, flexible
handling and distribution of images.
- Reduced x-ray dose.
However, with conventional scintillators, image
resolution is not as good as for x-ray film. With Scint-X
structured scintillators this problem is overcome. Scint-X
is presently developing full-scale, structured scintillators
for this application. This technology will enable dentists to use
digital x-ray imaging for making more reliable and accurate
The figures "19, 20" indicate resolution in terms of lp/mm (line
pairs per millimeter).
This means that one line or space under the number 20 has a width