The X-Ray Reinvented
Our patented, advanced emitter technology platform – Quastar® produces high output and high quality photons more efficiently allowing our partners to improve our quality of life.
From improving transplant patient outcomes, advancing cancer and cell research to helping control populations of disease-carrying, crop-destroying insects and decontaminating medical marijuana – Rad Source irradiator solutions impact the lives of people across the world daily.
Life, it matters to us.
Whats the Difference? Quastar vs. Traditional X-Ray Imaging Tube
When it comes to x-ray field output, beam hardness, uniformity and versatility Quastar is second to none. Quastar’s patented technology provides the ability to produce a greater photon flux of higher energy x-rays while filtering the weak x-rays that cause uneven dose treatment.
Quastar’s design provides faster, higher quality, and more uniform dosing of the target than the standard imaging tube, and it does so more efficiently.
High Throughput – High Dose Rate
Quastar technology emitters have a high x-ray output and large field, enabling many advantageous high-throughput and high-dose-rate configurations.
Pound for pound, Quastar® is 4× more powerful than traditional imaging tubes.
Beam Hardness – Built in Filtration
The Quastar x-ray emitter is designed with built in filtration engineered to attenuate weaker non-penetrating x-rays. Quastar ‘s higher output can allow added filtration without falling below the traditional x-ray tube output. Traditional tubes are designed to let through as much of the X-Ray spectrum as possible using a Be window making for a short half-value layer without filtration.
Power Efficiency – Increased Life Span
Low energy Cost. Quastar emitters are a fraction of energy consumption as compared to other technologies with higher throughput.
Repairable Energy Source – Low Cost of Ownership
Quastar runs at less than maximum power increasing lifetime up to 10 years (up to 3X longer than the standard imaging tube x-ray).
Larger Field – Better Uniformity
No need to collimate the beam and due to the larger field, a better uniformity can be achieved compared to imaging tube x-ray technology.
Whats the Difference? Quastar vs. Nuclear
Although a reactive source, nuclear radiation has been around for years due to its ease of availability. As technology matured, experts understood and acted on the effects of gamma ionizing radiation. From its volatility to harmful byproducts and stringent licensing requirements, gamma irradiation is becoming a thing of the past.
The Department of Energy has spearheaded CHIRP (Cesium Irradiator Replacement Program) – a subsidizing initiative created to replace gamma isotope-source (cesium-137 based) irradiators in the US. They provide an up-to 50% financial incentive towards the purchase of a new non-radio isotopic device as well as the removal and disposal of current irradiator – an approximate cost-reduction of more than $200 thousand dollars.
By 2025, gamma powered irradiators will become obsolete. Stay ahead of the inevitable with us as we propel our global partners to improve and enhance the quality of life
No Radioactive Source – No Regulatory Hassles
- Meets safety requirements in Fed. Reg. 21 CFR 1020.40.
- No Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) License required.
- No nuclear disposal requirements.
- No additional security requirements for nuclear equipment.
- No additional safety equipment for laboratory staff.
Direct Replacement for Gamma Irradiator
U.S. Government recognized safe, direct alternative – for radioactive isotope (gamma) source irradiators.
Relative Biological Effectiveness
For x-rays it is very similar to that of gamma rays. In fact, x-rays are more biologically effective because x-ray photons are low energy.
Although x-ray energies tend to be lower than gamma energies, penetration through biological material is effectively the same.