Medical Imaging


Firecomms fiber optic solutions deliver on the unique demands of the medical imaging industry, ensuring that the integrity of the processed data not be compromised by the unique operating conditions found in medical imaging applications. Firecomms has developed light sources and communications ICs with the deep understanding of the requirements of medical imaging applications. Our light sources use Resonant Cavity LED (RCLED) technology to ensure the strongest output at the lowest currents while preserving stability after decades of operation. Our robust receiver topologies guarantee error-free reception in high EMI fields.

Firecomms' devices have been utilised in medical imaging equipment such as MRI (non-magnetic transceivers), CT-CAT scanners, PET systems, etc.


Benefits of Firecomms Fiber Optics for Medical Imaging Applications

Firecomms products with Plastic Optical or Plastic Clad Fiber (POF/PCS) links offer many advantages in medical imaging applications:

  • EMI/RFI immunity ideal for noisy environments, such as high voltage power supplies, MRI and CAT scanners
  • Galvanic isolation between transmitter and receiver, ideal for complying with, or extending creepage and clearance distance requirements
  • Visible spectrum operation enables eye-safe, fast troubleshooting
  • Low power consumption, transmitters capable of operation at 3-4mA
  • Durable, flexible and lightweight
  • Resilient to bending and vibrations
  • High reliability for extended machine uptime
  • Industrial temperature in range of -40 to +85ºC
  • Reduced maintenance cycle time provides up to a 20-year lifecycle on transceivers and cables
  • Simplified field installation for easy termination of large core optical fibers in custom distances


Related Documents

Medical Imaging Solutions Guide


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