Raptor’s Ninox cooled Vis-SWIR camera helps advance medical imaging techniques.
November 15th 2017 – Houston, Texas.
An exciting new paper published by one of our customers in the US highlights how the Ninox camera has helped advance in-vivo and in-vitro medical imaging.
Zbigniew Starosolski and his colleagues in Children’s Hospital, Texas have been using our cooled InGaAs Ninox camera for several months, imaging in the “NIR-II” window (1000–1700 nm) enabling deeper imaging into underlying tissues.
The availability of InGaAs cameras has propelled the development of NIR-II fluorescent dyes and imaging agents for preclinical testing based on a variety of platforms including single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), quantum dot nanoparticles, rare earth doped nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles, and small molecule water soluble dyes. NIR-II imaging using these agents have demonstrated improved depth of penetration, thereby enabling sub-surface vascular imaging at high spatial resolution.
The Ninox-640 is a cooled, high sensitivity digital VIS-SWIR camera. Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor, the Ninox 640 enables high sensitivity imaging from 0.4µm to 1.7µm. The 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch enables highest resolution VIS-SWIR image and with less than 50 electrons readout noise the OWL 640 enables the highest VIS-SWIR detection limit. With TEC and liquid cooling to -20°C the Ninox 640 reduces dark current to ~1,500e/p/s, allowing longer exposures. Available with a 14 bit CameraLink output, the Ninox 640 will run from 10 to 120Hz enabling high-speed digital video with intelligent auto AGC.