Digirad fine-tunes solid-state camera

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Digirad is making progress in its quest to be the first companyto bring a solid-state digital gamma camera to market. The SanDiego vendor's Notebook Imager employs detectors that use cadmiumzinc telluride rather than scintillation crystals and

Digirad is making progress in its quest to be the first companyto bring a solid-state digital gamma camera to market. The SanDiego vendor's Notebook Imager employs detectors that use cadmiumzinc telluride rather than scintillation crystals and photomultipliertubes to detect scintillation events.

At its RSNA booth, Digirad will display a production unit ofNotebook Imager as well as clinical images acquired with the system,after displaying only a detector head at last year's meeting.Digirad applied for 510(k) clearance for Notebook Imager earlierthis year, and hopes to begin commercial shipments by mid-1997,according to president and CEO Karen Klause.

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