This unit's industry leading clarity can be attributed to several features including the most advanced 3D sensors in the world, a voxel size of just 80 micrometers, 14-bit gray-scale capability, and resolution greater than two line pairs per millimeter
Computer modeling suggests a resolution capability of 180 to 200 line pairs per millimeter
equating to some of the best lenses available-in stark contrast to older periscope systems now in use.
The spatial resolution of a general screen/film system is 7 to 8 line pairs per millimeter
Based on a linear slot-scanning mechanism that utilizes solid-state X-ray detector technology similar to that used in spiral computed tomography (CT) scanners, Statscan produces high-quality 2D radiographic images with spatial resolution results up to five line pairs per millimeter
The system's spatial resolution provides a detailed representation of tissue, microcalcification and septations in the breast, up to a level of nine to 10 line pairs per millimeter
," states Gopaalakrishnan.
The upgrade lens is capable of distinguishing up to 150 line pairs per millimeter
, which is nearly four times the precision of the previous lens," he added.