Medical Imaging

Thermal Management for Medical Applications

Laird Thermal Systems offers a broad range of thermal management solutions for the medical industry to address bulk heat removal of x-ray imaging systems, precise temperature control of detectors and refrigeration of medical diagnostic chambers.  

This brochure provides an overview of applications and products suitable for this market.




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Radiation Therapy (RT)

Radiation therapy (RT) is the use of ionized radiation to safely and effectively treat cancer by controlling and eliminating malignant tumors. Radiation damages the DNA in malignant tissue, which prevents the cell’s ability to repair itself or reproduce. 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues in the body. It is used for detecting brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, infections, stroke, dementia and root causes of headache. 

Cardiovascular Medical Imaging (CV)

Often referred to as “Interventional Imaging,” CV technology creates continuous, real time x-ray images of the movement of a body part, instrument or contrast agent. It is used for imaging during surgical, orthopedic and emergency care procedures such as catheter insertion, placement of stents and angiograms. 

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

PET scanning is a gamma-based imaging technique that allows doctors to detect early signs of cancer, brain disorders and heart diseases by identifying changes in organs and tissues at cellular level. In a PET scan, the patient is injected with a radioactive substance and placed on a flat table that moves into a donut-shaped housing called gantry. 

Computerized Tomography (CT)

Medical imaging systems used for clinical analysis and medical intervention provide detailed images on the structure of a body in multiple topographies. In computed tomography (CT) X-Ray systems, the tube and detector are rotating at very high speeds around the body during examination to produce a 3D image. 

Cooling Medical X-ray Imaging Equipment

Introduction

Designed to take pictures inside a patient’s body, medical X-ray imaging systems are a vital piece of detection equipment. Medical X-ray imaging equipment can be used to detect and diagnose a wide range of injuries or diseases. In X-ray-based imaging techniques, an X-ray beam is projected through a patient to a recording medium. The generation and projection of an X-ray beam is highly inefficient and produces a large amount of waste heat. The heat load can be as much as 5KW.




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SDA-130-24-02 Direct-to-Air

The SDA-130-24-02 Direct-to-Air thermoelectric assembly is a high performance thermoelectric based heat pump. It is designed to temperature control small chambers used in medical diagnostics or sample storage compartments in analytical instrumentation. This unique, patent pending design offers a high performance hot side heat dissipation mechanism that convects heat more efficiently than conventional heat exchanger technologies. The design utilizes custom thermoelectric modules to maximize cooling capacity and premium grade fans to reduce noise.


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DAT-105-24-02 Direct-to-Air

The DAT-105-24-02 is a thermoelectric based air conditioner designed to temperature control small chambers used in analytical and medical diagnostic instruments. The unique design offers premium fans pushing air across-high density heat sinks to minimize the number of air flow paths required to operate. The design utilizes custom thermoelectric modules to maximize cooling capacity with a high coefficient of performance. Moisture resistant insulation is used to keep condensation from penetrating the TEM cavity. The unit operates on DC and is designed for an indoor lab use environment.


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DAT-105-12-02 Direct-to-Air

The DAT-105-12-02 is a thermoelectric based air conditioner designed to temperature control small chambers used in analytical and medical diagnostic instruments. The unique design offers premium fans pushing air across-high density heat sinks to minimize the number of air flow paths required to operate. The design utilizes custom thermoelectric modules to maximize cooling capacity with a high coefficient of performance. Moisture resistant insulation is used to keep condensation from penetrating the TEM cavity. The unit operates on DC and is designed for an indoor lab use environment.


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