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Applications

The radiation detection industry has grown over the past 50 years, due to the progression of understanding and uses of radiation in both academics and industry; with the last decade inviting concerns of improved and continued homeland security and responses to industrial accidents such as the Fukushima meltdown.  In response to this growth, RDT has developed MSND® technology that can be used for numerous applications in numerous industries.

Neutron detector applications include:

  • Homeland security & Defense (e.g. border screening)
  • Healthcare (e.g. PET/CT, SPECT/MRI instruments)
  • Fundamental research (e.g. neutron scattering beam lines)
  • Industrial monitoring (e.g. personnel monitoring, water content in soil)
  • Carbon-based & alternative energy (e.g. exploratory fossil fuel drivers)

Our neutron detectors provide an alternative to the He-3 based detectors, maintaining high thermal-neutron detection efficiency, at a fraction of the volume, mass, voltage, and power required from gas or liquid detectors.

 

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Fundamental Research

Throughout industry and academia, researchers commonly use equipment or perform experiments that utilize radiological sources or produce radiation.  Unfortunately, the high cost and low supply of helium-3 has deterred research and development for many corporations and universities. RDT’s MSND® technology fills the void of having to measure and quantify radiation through traditional practices and instruments by eliminating the need for helium-3.

Flexible Utilization
U.S. Government

The US Government is constantly looking for ways to prepare, prevent and respond to domestic emergencies and terrorism, including border security. The DoD and Department of Homeland Security are currently looking for helium-3 replacement technologies for these activities. RDT’s MSND® technology can be implemented in various types of border screening and radiation safety equipment without the use of helium-3.

Flexible Utilization
Industrial

The continual increase in the Industrial Production Index (IPI) is another opportunity for new radiation detection technologies to shine.  The IPI measures the output from mining, manufacturing, electric and gas industries, where certain manufacturing production processes emit and use X-ray and gamma-ray sources. Oil mining and logging specifically measure and use radiological sources to track oil fields.

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Healthcare

Both public and private spending on activities that promote health and prevent disease, has had a strong emphasis in the US as the baby-boomer generation ages.  The healthcare industry uses radiation detection to monitor exposed dose for medical treatments and to image internal organs.

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