The X-ray image sensor market trend is to move away from analog based silver films to Digital technologies with computed radiography (CR) and Direct digital Radiography (DR) based on Flat Panel Detector. The DR penetration rate depends on the market segment. The main drivers for DR market penetration are ultra low operational cost, lower X-ray dose, higher throughput, superb image quality and no chemical waste, while the main restraints limiting DR penetration are the investment costs of the systems and a low mechanical robustness against impacts compared to film.
LORIX will strengthen DR market penetration by developing new organic based sensors lowering the overall system cost, providing higher mechanical and environmental robustness. The LORIX innovative action will bring the organic X-ray sensor technologies from Lab validation to Fab demonstration for three different market segments: Security, Health and industrial Non Destructive Testing.