Laboratory of Nanobiotechnologies

Microtomograph MARS-CT
Category:
Tomography
Applications:
in vivo, in vitro, ex vivo
Rarity:
Sophisticated
Description

The MARS microtomograph (MARS-CT) is an innovative microtomograph developed by MARS Bioimaging Ltd. (New Zealand). It incorporates the Medipix detector chip, a new generation X-ray detector. The Medipix is a family of a hybrid pixel detector readout chip designed by an international Medipix Collaboration together with CERN and EUDET. The hybrid (this means that a semiconductor sensor layer of silicon or high-Z material is bonded on to an electronics layer) pixel detector technology was initially developed for particle physics detectors, but the Medipix chip has shown that the technology is also good for X-ray imaging and spectroscopy. Unlike CCD detectors, which operate exclusively on an integral basis, the Medipix type detector allows for single photon counting, and obtaining information about the incident radiation's spectrum. Furthermore, its readout system consists of an independent circuit for each single pixel, rendering it extremely fast.

Microtomograph MARS-CT
Category:
Tomography
Applications:
in vivo, in vitro, ex vivo
Rarity:
Sophisticated
Description

The MARS microtomograph (MARS-CT) is an innovative microtomograph developed by MARS Bioimaging Ltd. (New Zealand). It incorporates the Medipix detector chip, a new generation X-ray detector. The Medipix is a family of a hybrid pixel detector readout chip designed by an international Medipix Collaboration together with CERN and EUDET. The hybrid (this means that a semiconductor sensor layer of silicon or high-Z material is bonded on to an electronics layer) pixel detector technology was initially developed for particle physics detectors, but the Medipix chip has shown that the technology is also good for X-ray imaging and spectroscopy. Unlike CCD detectors, which operate exclusively on an integral basis, the Medipix type detector allows for single photon counting, and obtaining information about the incident radiation's spectrum. Furthermore, its readout system consists of an independent circuit for each single pixel, rendering it extremely fast.