Medical imaging—locating cancer
Locating and monitoring tumors and metastases is a key pillar of successful cancer therapies.
About the technology
Marking cancer cells with weak radioactive substances makes them radiate. These rays are transformed into visible light by scintillating materials, providing the diagnostic image.Learn more
To get the best image quality, single crystals of these scintillator materials are needed. It takes weeks to grow one crystal! Our high-purity Optipur® materials prevent defects and ensure a high yield in this expensive and sensitive process.