Medical imaging equipment powered by ams

ams is a leader in computed tomography and digital X-ray for medical imaging. We design and manufacture unique medical imaging sensing solutions which offer outstanding precision, high acquisition speeds, low noise and ultra-low power consumption.  This enables manufacturers of scanning equipment to produce sharp images while exposing patients to lower doses of radiation.
 
Learn more about how we are taking our leading imaging sensing solutions and expertise forward to achieve an unprecedented level of image accuracy while enhancing diagnostic outcomes in medical applications.

Computed Tomography (CT)

Medical professionals are constantly pushing CT imaging equipment manufacturers to provide better quality images allowing for more accurate diagnosis of a patient’s condition, while keeping X-ray dosage to a minimum to reduce the risk to the patient’s health when undergoing a scan.

 

New generations of detector solutions from ams are helping equipment makers to achieve both of these goals simultaneously, allowing reductions in X-ray doses while producing noise-free CT images.

 

The key behind ams detectors’ superior performance is the optimization of the sensitive signal chain that includes photodiodes, interconnect and the high-speed ADC, by means of proprietary circuits and technologies that allow achieving an unprecedented level of performance.

Digital X-ray

Digital X-ray equipment is widely used in general radiography, mammography and interventional radiology. The Flat Panel Detectors (FPDs) integrated in this equipment must produce high-resolution images with low noise.

ams solutions for these FPDs help digital X-ray equipment manufacturers to produce accurate images and to increase scanning rates. The ams products portfolio includes high-speed readout circuits and gate drivers optimized for line times as low as 15µs. These devices help to increase the frame rate in dynamic X-ray applications such as fluoroscopy.

For static applications using portable and battery-powered FPDs, ams offers readout circuits which dissipate as little as 1.1mW per channel, allowing radiologists to perform more X-ray exposures before the detector has to be recharged.

Endoscopy

An endoscope inserted into the body enables a medical practitioner to examine the inside of the patient. The camera at the tip of the endoscope must be as small as possible, to minimize the patient’s discomfort.
 

Endoscopes equipped with an ams NanEye miniature camera module can have a remarkably narrow tip:  the area of a NanEye module – a complete digital camera-on-chip – is <0.5mm2 ams also offers expertise in integration to help medical equipment manufacturers to develop miniature cameras for micro-invasive surgery.

Manufacturers may also draw on ams expertise in the integration of wafer-level optics, which enables the production of a complete endoscopy system-in-package (SiP). Such SiP solutions offer the most effective way to reduce both the size and cost of an endoscope.