Modern #radiological imaging and treatment devices, such as CT scanners, are marvels of technology. They can provide high resolution images of the human body in minutes, completely non-invasively. Physicians all over the world use them to diagnose disease and treat patients. In the US alone, we do more than 75 million CT scans a year.
Despite such success, these devices can still be improved significantly. Imagine a CT scanning device that is half the size of today’s scanners and can produce the same high-resolution images of the human body with only half the radiation dose! Or a CT scanner than can produce medical images with twice the clarity and resolution without increasing the radiation dose.
Such improvements are feasible with Actinia’s revolutionary new materials. Actinia produces crystals that are significantly cheaper than the best materials in use today while producing superior images. Researchers around the world have sought better #radiation detection materials for decades but have typically found materials that are too expensive, too difficult to produce, or too unstable at room temperature. Actinia’s crystals overcome these weaknesses and will facilitate the rise of a new generation of radiation detectors!
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