Image sensor enhances patient safety for digital radiography

09 March 2017

ON Semiconductor released a new CCD image sensor that enables video imaging under reduced x-ray dosage conditions.

The KAF-09001 image sensor provides the same critical imaging performance as the KAF-09000 used today for digital radiography image capture, but incorporates an improved output architecture that supports a high sensitivity video mode, facilitating patient positioning while minimising overall x-ray exposure.

 
With a resolution of 9 megapixels, the KAF-09001 shares the same high sensitivity, low-noise 12 micron (┬Ám) pixels as the existing KAF-09000. The quad-output design incorporated into the new device supports readout speeds up to 20 MHz, providing a 10x increase in full resolution frame rate and up to 10 frames per second (fps) video preview when the device is operated with 3 x 3 binning.

 
The KAF-09001 is available today in both Standard and Engineering grades in a RoHS-compliant CERDIP-60 package with an integrated CuW cooling plate. The device is available with monochrome spectral sensitivity in both sealed and taped glass configurations.


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