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11-30-2015, SCHOTT North America, Inc., Chicago, IL

SCHOTT Fiber Optic Faceplate Enables Sharper Digital Images, Longer-Lasting Sensors

High attenuation, superb image resolution possible with SCHOTT’s fused fiber optic faceplates, which is available in a variety of shapes and sizes
Let’s help physicians see more
Let’s help physicians see more
In hospitals, dentist offices, and radiology centers throughout the world, SCHOTT’s faceplates are aiding detector manufacturers and in turn improving patient care through better digital imaging. The faceplates both protect complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensors and produce better image quality with lower doses of radiation. SCHOTT, the international technology group, will showcase its fiber optic faceplates’ high performance X-ray blocking at the Radiological Society of North America’s 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago on Nov. 29 through Dec. 3 at booth #1906, located in Hall A.

As the CMOS sensors’ pixel sizes that make digital X-ray imaging possible continue to shrink and become less expensive to produce, the volume of imaging systems will continue to grow. High performance fiber optic faceplates simultaneously transfer the image as it reaches the sensors and protect the CMOS chips from degradation. This protection from radiation extends the lifespan of the sensors, therefore cutting costs for hospitals and radiology centers.

“High quality digital imaging improves the patient experience, and the bottom line,” said Jeff Lowe, Senior Project Manager, Medical at SCHOTT. “With 7 in 10 Americans getting an X-ray each year, fiber optic faceplates allow system manufacturers to design a detector with optimal performance. High-resolution, low-noise faceplates produced by SCHOTT allow doctors to reduce the amount of radiation exposure while still capturing quality images. And because these faceplates protect image sensors from much of the radiation, these devices last for much longer periods of time.”

Faceplates produced by SCHOTT are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, including as large as 430 mm x 430 mm. The faceplates are manufactured with fiber optic elements ranging from as small as 6 microns in diameter to 25 microns or larger.

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials, and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive, and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part in everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,400 employees, SCHOTT generated sales of $2.55 billion in fiscal year 2013/2014
Fiber optic faceplates for transmitting images used for Dental and Medical applications
Fiber optic faceplates for transmitting images used for Dental and Medical applications
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