Laird Thermal Systems offers a broad range of thermal management solutions for the medical industry to address heat issues and precise temperature control of medical devices, imaging and diagnostic systems.
Medical storage chambers are generally stacked on top of one another to save space. Thermal management inside the chamber is vital, as temperature fluctuations can influence the interaction between sample components and adsorbents. Space-saving thermoelectric cooler assemblies can be used for precise temperature control.
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Reagents are used in medical diagnostics to help analyze liquid samples obtained from patients to diagnose an illness. Cooling reagent chambers below ambient is critical to extend life of reagents and keep replacement costs down. Thermoelectric coolers refrigerate the reagents to extend their life and keep costs down.
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In CT scanning systems, the tube and detector rotate at fast speeds around the patient during examination to produce a detailed 3D image. A reliable cooling solution that withstands high g-forces is critical for bulk heat removal and precise temperature control of detectors.
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PET is a gamma-based imaging technique used for detecting cancer or other diseases in the body. The gantry system consists of a number of gamma ray detectors requiring precise temperature control to generate high-quality images.
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CV technology enables the capturing of real time x-ray images during surgery to treat heart diseases or diseases of the blood vessels. A liquid cooling solution is required to product high-resolution images that help guide doctors during arterial procedures.
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MRI uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of organs in the body. A tremendous amount of energy is required to create the magnetic fields for the imaging process, which place high demands on the cooling solution.
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Radiation therapy utilizes ionized radiation to treat cancer by controlling and eliminating malignant tumors. Temperature stability of system devices is vital to optimize the radiation beam and prevent damage to healthy tissue.
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Compared to traditional medical laboratory testing, point of care testing allows for more rapid diagnosis and decision-making in patient care. Accurate and precise temperature control of blood samples is critical to achieve reliable test results.
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Medical lasers use compact thermoelectric coolers and assemblies to keep laser optics stable and at peak operating performance. The use of thermoelectrics provide reliable solid-state operation with no vibration to ensure long life operation with low maintenance requirements, resulting in lower total cost of ownership.
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Rapid thermal cycling and precision temperature control is crucial to speed up DNA amplification. PCR systems use thermoelectrics to thermal cycle DNA samples to create millions of strands of DNA for analysis. Laird Thermal Systems PowerCycling PCX Series thermoelectric coolers enhance reliability and extend the operating life of PCR systems.
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