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) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Reagents are essential for laboratory and medical testing. Reagent materials are used to detect the presence or absence of a substance, or to test if a specific reaction occurs. Thermal control is vital to preserve reagent materials, which can degrade over time when stored at improper temperatures. When they are kept at room temperature, reagents may become contaminated by microbial growth, which affects test integrity. Reagents can also be negatively affected at low temperatures if they undergo multiple freeze-thaw cycles.
Maintaining a temperature well below ambient, and monitoring this temperature carefully, are critical to extending the shelf life of reagents used for in vitro diagnostics. Most reagents require refrigeration and would spoil within hours at room temperatures. Reagents can degrade and become contaminated by microbial growth, which can affect test integrity results. Reagents can also be negatively impacted if they undergo too many freeze and thaw cycles.