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.