Some customers ask, how long is the life of our Newheek flat panel detector, and how many times is it?
In fact, this is related to the scene used. Since the conversion layer of the flat panel will have an artifact effect over time, this is the key point of the current flat panel. When examining a patient, the intensity of X-rays used in different parts is different, and the length of exposure time is also different, which causes the uncertainty of the service life, that is, the number of times. According to the feedback we got from the hospital under normal times, usually 3-5 years is no problem.
How long is the service life of the flat panel detector? In theory, it should be semi-permanent, but it will cause an etching effect because of the long use time. Flat panel detectors are used for a certain number of years (usually three to five years) or after a certain number of exposures, the aging and damage of flat panel detectors are inevitable and inevitable.
The high maintenance cost of flat-panel detectors is mainly due to the high integration of internal components, and the unstable physical properties of amorphous silicon oxide transistors, which decay quickly under light. Therefore, large areas of dead pixels appear every day. When the dead pixels reach a certain amount, it cannot be repaired, and the entire flat panel detector needs to be replaced. In fact, as of today, no flat panel detector can be used normally for more than five years.