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. This new design overcomes these issues and produces higher resolution images while reducing mechanical complexity.

Its novel design generates uniform beam path lengths and spot shape and it is also mechanically much simpler. Portable equipment using this design will additionally benefit from its lighter weight and smaller size compared to current collimators used in portable x-ray equipment.

Benefits

.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 (~120ยบ)
.Mechanically simpler and less power needed

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Properties

Project number

P1661

Patent status

GB patent GB 1614444.6
PCT application GB2016/000154

Commercial rights

Non-exclusive Only

Source

Dstl

Regions

Worldwide

Restrictions

Non-security Applications

Available to license

Yes

Sectors

Medical

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