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Detection Technology launches IGZO flat panel detectors

23rd May 2024
Harry Fowle
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Detection Technology has launched indium gallium zinc oxide thin-film transistor (IGZO-TFT) flat panel detectors (FPD) to enhance dental imaging.

The new additions to the company’s FPD portfolio include X-Panel 1717z FDM for cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and panoramic imaging, and X-Panel 3030z FDM-TG-X for CBCT.

The X-Panel 1717z FDM marks a significant advancement in dental imaging technology as it addresses the industry's need for larger detectors with an improved cost-performance ratio. By integrating IGZO-TFT technology with a generous 17 cm x 17 cm imaging area, the company has unlocked new potential for CBCT and panoramic imaging.

"We are proud to introduce the X-Panel 1717z FDM, which features the largest active area and the fastest frame rate in its class. By harnessing the power of IGZO-TFT technology, we are able to offer dental OEMs a comprehensive solution that combines large field of view, superior image quality, a fast frame rate, and reduced patient dose, ultimately enhancing diagnostic capabilities," says Tuomas Holma, Director of Product Management of the Medical Business Unit at Detection Technology.

Key features of the X-Panel 1717z FDM include:

  • Large imaging area: With an expansive 17 x 17 cm active area, the X-Panel 1717z FDM enables multiple options for field of view, catering to diverse clinical applications.
  • Fast frame rate: Offering a frame rate of 35 frames per second (1x1), this detector ensures quicker scans with reduced motion artifacts, enhancing diagnostic efficiency.
  • Integrated panoramic imaging: Eliminating the need for a separate panoramic sensor, the X-Panel 1717z FDM delivers seamless panoramic imaging with a speed of over 300 frames per second, resulting in sharper images.
  • Excellent low dose performance: Leveraging IGZO-TFT technology, this detector delivers superior low dose performance, prioritising patient safety without compromising image quality.

With a pixel size of 111 µm, a pixel matrix of 1536 x 1536, and multiple gain modes, the detector solution offers unmatched versatility and performance in dental imaging. Engineers evaluating this product will appreciate its compatibility with both Windows and Linux-based operating systems and its seamless integration into existing imaging systems.

"With this launch we are further expanding our IGZO-TFT portfolio for dental imaging. Additionally, we are starting sales of another large FOV flat panel detector for CBCT. The X-Panel 3030z FDM-TG-X features an imaging area size of 30 cm x 30 cm with 99 µm pixel size and a speed of 40 fps for full image resolution and 200 fps for 8 mm panoramic strip."

“We are well on the way of creating a complete portfolio of IGZO-TFT and CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) detectors for dental imaging. Our CMOS-based 2D sensors are optimized for panoramic and cephalometric imaging. Building a consistent offering based on both technologies, we are always able to find the best fit for our customers. This makes us stand out from our competitors."

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