Clinical Applications

Prismatic Sensors technology is developed for all CT applications.

Through fast diagnosis, high spatial resolution and low radiation dose, improved diagnostics and treatment of ischaemic heart disease and stroke (together causing 36% of all deaths in developed countries), cancer (responsible for 25.8 % of all deaths in the EU) and injuries caused by trauma (leaving approximately 1 million people in the EU permanently disabled every year), are perfect fits for Prismatic Sensors technology.

Figure 1

Figure 1 Latest progress from Prismatics research show large improvement for iodine (red) and calcium (green) material separation of iodine injected into an excised heart. This can have a large impact on the outcome of treatment of patients suffering from stroke or cardiovascular diesease (left image shows mono-energetic image, right show material separated image). The images also show higher spatial resolution which also is expected to have a large positive impact.

Figure 2 State-of-the-art images of same excised heart as in Figure 1, at approximately equal dose (left image shows mono-energetic image, middle show Iodine basis image, right show calcium basis image.