Date(s) - July 23, 2023 - July 27, 2023
George R. Brown Convention Center
Excillum founder and board member Hans Hertz will present the Excillum X-ray source technology with biomedical applications at the AAPM (American Association of Physicists in Medicine) Annual Meeting & Exhibition.
The talk, “Biomedical imaging with liquid-metal-jet microfocus sources”, is on Monday, July 24 at 4:40 pm in Room 361.
High-spatial-resolution biomedical x-ray imaging requires a small-spot high-flux source. We pioneered the liquid-metal-jet microfocus source which, in its present commercial implementation, provides a 5-25 µm x-ray spot with up to 1 kW e-beam power (Excillum AB). Here we will discuss the source and several biomedical applications enabled by the source. Cellular-resolution phase-contrast imaging is demonstrated for preclinical in-vivo small-animal imaging as well as for clinical resection margin assessment. X-ray fluorescence is employed for high-resolution detection of tumors in live mice. Finally, we will provide an outlook towards clinical medical imaging based on two computational studies.