Scientists in Moscow have successfully engineered a prototype detector for x-ray and PET/CT scanners based on perovskite photoconverters.
Perovskite is a naturally occurring mineral of calcium titanate found to be highly photoconductive. The materials possess the ability to transmute radiation into an electric signal, yielding precise and illuminating images.
Scientists in Moscow at the Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine unveiled a detector prototype that produces clear and detailed x-ray and PET/CT images, according to the center. Currently, Russia lacks its own detector production for x-ray equipment, with components being imported from different countries, the scientists said.