Radiological Physics - Facilities and Resources
The state-of-the-art laboratory occupies approximately 1,200 sq.ft. with adjoining offices in close proximity to the clinical department. In addition to access to the high-performance computing cluster of the University, the lab is equipped with four Pentium class computers, one Pentium quad-core dual-processor workstation, and three Macintosh-based imaging workstations with image processing software such as IDL, and IP-lab.
Some of the key equipment available at the laboratory include:
- State-of-the-art fluoroscopic/radiographic generator dedicated to laboratory research.
- GE Senographe DMR mammography system capable of tomosynthesis acquisition dedicated to laboratory research.
- Second GE Senographe DMR mammography system dedicated to laboratory research.
- Large-area (18 cm x 24 cm), high-resolution (39 or 78 micron pixel) prototype mammographic CCD-based detector with non-tapering fiberoptic plate and CsI scintillator.
- Ultra low-noise Photometric CCD camera with a straight (non-tapering fiberoptic) and back illuminated CCD (24 micron pixel).
- AMPTEK Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) high-resolution x-ray spectrometer with PC interface and multichannel analyzer.
- Calibrated MDH-1515 radiation exposure meter with multiple chambers.
- Canberra Germanium Detector system and multichannel analyzer.
- Computer-controlled cooled-CCD camera with (2048x2048) pixel sensor with f/1.2 lens.
- Kevex laboratory micro-focal spot x-ray system.
- Cabinet-type specimen radiographic unit.
- Leica stereo GZ6 microscope with video port for engineering/electronics use.