Konica Minoltas innovative needle crystal technology is a great leap forward. The graininess of radiographic images is negatively affected by quantum noise. To minimize this effect, Konica Minolta uses cesium bromide phosphor (CsBr). With its high absorption coefficient over a comparatively wide X-ray energy range, it is one of the most absorbent materials available today. The needle structured crystals are aligned in a column within the CP1M200 and thus allow the light emitted from the cesium bromide phosphor when hit by the laser to be collected with much greater precision and efficiency.
Applying the needle crystallized structure technology and CsBr provides:
- Exceptional sharpness and granularity
- Clear recognition of anatomical edges such as tumour mass boundaries
- Clear visibility of micro calcifications
- Improved image quality while minimizing the exposure dose to the patient