This project is funded by the European Union.

Vision

X-ray examinations provide valuable information about your health and play an essential role in medical diagnostics. The demographic change of the last decades, with a steady growing population and a mean age older population makes the need of affordable and performing X-Ray tools inevitable.

The measures for the sensitivity and the resolution power of flat-panel digital X-ray detectors are the detective quantum efficiency (DQE) and modulation transfer function (MTF), respectively. The state-of-art consists of indirect converters (e.g. amorphous Silicon backplane and photodiodes stacked with CsI scintillators) which achieve high sensitivity but suffer from poor resolution due to optical cross-talk and direct converters (e.g. amorphous Selenium detectors on amorphous Silicon backplane) which enable high resolution but suffer from poor sensitivity and robustness, especially temperature stability. The goal of this project is to combine the advantages of today’s indirect and direct converters.We plan to exploit this technology by improving the DQE performance of Mammography detectors and MTF performance of Radiography detectors.

The new disruptive technology employed in DiCoMo also promises a radical reduction in material and fabrication costs so that the vision of DiCoMo is to provide opportunities for better diagnosis at lower dose and cost in radiography and mammography.
 


Figure: Performance of existing technologies and Goal of DiCoMo

 

Scientific Methodology

 

Funded by EU

Call: H2020-ICT-2014-1
Acronym: DiCoMo
Grant Agreement Number: 643920
Duration: 36 months
Start Date: 2015-01-01
EU Contribution: €3,277,034.75

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Partners

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This project is funded by the European Union.