Digital Radiography Solutions



The New CR15X provides quality and compact design. Processes all plate sizes and can be used with the new Needle Image Plate (NIP) technology.


How does Needle Phosphor work?


Traditional Computed radiography systems use storage phosphor plates known as powder plates.


The active layer consists of microscopic phosphor crystals, held together by a binder.


The new needle plate leads to better image quality than a powder plate for two reasons. The needles act as light guides, thereby strongly reducing light spread in the phosphor layer. As a consequence, image sharpness is much higher at equal thickness.


Also, no binder is present, which implies a higher phosphor packing density and, thus, a higher X-ray absorption.


Needle Phosphor plates have the ability to provide a number of real performance improvements over the standard powder phosphor type.


High absorption of X-Ray photons in the phosphor layer is a prerequisite for good image quality

A thicker phosphor layer can be used improving the conversion of X-Rays to light thus improving the conversion and reducing the dose up to 55%.

In needle phosphor screens the light scattering is minimal thus improving image sharpness.


The CR15X is supplied as a package with cassettes, a 23” Dicom viewing screen and advanced NX/Musica2 workstation.


PLH Medical Ltd, Unit B, Greycaines House, 21 Greycaine Road, Watford, Herts. WD24 7GP.

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