North Star Imaging X5000 2D Digital Radiography and 3D Computed Tomography
The X5000 system boasts a large scanning envelop and excellent ergonomics for loading sizable objects while still maintaining the sensitivity to inspect even the smallest of samples.
Key System Specifications and Advanced Modules
- Geometric Magnification - >3000x
- Overall Maximum System Resolution - 1 micron
X-Ray Source and Tube
- Voltage Range - 10 kV to 225 kV
- Minimum Focal Spot Size 500nm
- Microfocus Tube
- Varex 2520DX
- 8" x 10" (203mm x 254mm) image area
- Cesium Scintillator
- 127 micron pixel pitch; 1536 x 1920 pixels (approximately 3 megapixels), 16-bit resolution
- 30 fps (2x2 pixel binning) image acquisition; 12.5 fps at full resolution
- Tungsten shielded to 225kV
This technique scans elongated objects that traditionally cannot fit into a single exposure. The scan does not require volume stitching and the object length is only limited by the system scanning area.
mosaiX and subpiX
mosaiX is used to stitch multiple images forming one seamless image with a much larger field of view. Also, with the mosaiX an subpiX modalities, the effective imaging field of view is no longer limited by the detector panel size. This results in images with improved resolution that is typically double of what the detector alone is capable of achieving (note: this reduces the focal distance by 4" or 10.16cm).
4D Computed Tomography Module
4D CT is an application that combines time and motion with traditional 3D CT volumes. The resulting dynamic data sets allows for the study of form, structure and function. It is an ideal application for failure analysis, reverse engineering and quality assurance.
Manufacturer: North Star Imaging, MN
Equipment Model: X5000
Location: Room 5, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
Contact Person: Glenn Fried, (217) 333-4328, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees & Consumables: See fees page
The image shows the 3D CT reconstruction of a high performance cylinder head cast from scrap aerospace aluminum alloy AA7075