Reverse engineering control systems to extend service live of medical imaging equipment

Reverse engineering control systems to extend service live of medical imaging equipment

Reverse engineering control systems to extend service live of medical imaging equipment

Over the last several decades, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning has become a cornerstone of modern medicine. The radionuclide tracers that make this process possible have a very short half-life and must be produced at the point of use with a cyclotron. As the control systems for these cyclotrons become obsolete and require repair their owners are faced with replacing extremely expensive machines that are otherwise sound.

JET partnered with a medical equipment maintenance company to reverse engineer and deliver a completely new control system that gives new life to equipment that would otherwise be scrapped at great cost. Giving new life to old machines helped our client open a new market for service and improved the end users bottom line.

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Features

  • New supported control system
  • Expandable hardware
  • Configurable software

Benefits

  • Deferred capital costs
  • Elimination of disposal costs
  • Expanded capabilities