Edgar Göderer developes a preamplifier for better X-ray images
You can weigh objects or count them. Both are methods of finding out how much of something there is. In the case of X-ray imaging, it has long been the case that the process was more like weighing photons than counting them. "You can think of X-ray photons like beads," explains Edgar Göderer. "In classical X-ray, for example, you have a bucket full of beads and you simply weigh their weight. With our method, we count how many small, medium and large beads are in that bucket. And that gives us a more colorful and contrasty image."
What we've developed for imaging in X-ray can be thought of as going from black and white images to 4K in color. It sounds exaggerated, but it's not.
Edgar Göderer, Head of Analog Electronics Development in the CT Detector Center at Siemens Healthineers, Forchheim, Germany