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Novel Design Lightweight Collimator

A high-performance, low size, weight and power scanning beam collimator.

Collimators are a key component in high energy radiation (e.g. x-ray, particle beam) equipment however current designs for scanning (pencil) beams are subject to both performance and physical limitations. A new lightweight design overcomes these issues and produces higher resolution images while reducing mechanical complexity.


  • Better image quality due to uniform spot size/shape
  • Small, lightweight design improves portability
  • X-ray shielding is smaller and lighter
  • Wide field of view (~120º)
  • Mechanically simpler and less power needed

For more information about licensing this technology, or to speak to us about our other imaging and mechanical engineering related intellectual property, please contact us.

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