Getting Faster and More Accurate Diagnostics Using Sensors

In the field of medical diagnostics, technical improvements and innovative technologies enable more accurate and faster measurements and thus lead to better treatment success.

Getting Faster and More Accurate Diagnostics Using Sensors

Customized Detector Arrays for Computer Tomography. Image Credit: First Sensor

First Sensor offers sensors and complex sensor systems that provide customers a range of options to stand apart from the competition through pioneering products, all due to even more rapid, precise or reliable individual solutions.


Endoscopy, magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) and computer tomography (CT) are imaging methods that play a key role in medical diagnostics. An Additional field involves laboratory diagnostics, which, for instance, employs photometric processes for assessing blood. Glucose concentration in the blood of diabetes patients is determined by blood sugar measuring devices. A generation of devices measures in a non-invasive manner using optical methods. Likewise, pulse oximeters determine the concentration of oxygen in the blood through the different light absorption of oxygen-saturated hemoglobin.

Sensor Solutions for Medical Diagnostics

As a strategic and reliable partner to medical product manufacturers in the area of medical diagnostics, First Sensor develops and manufactures custom-made sensor and micro systems. The company utilizes advanced layout and connecting technologies to assemble and calibrate micro-optics and semiconductor chips under clean room conditions. Customized optical systems from First Sensor integrate laser diodes, LEDs, photodiodes, lenses and filters into compact units. These elements can be mounted on a wide range of substrate materials such as flexible or rigid printed circuit boards, metal frames or ceramic circuit carriers, and can be hermetically encapsulated by transfer potting or molding.

First Sensor also manufactures large-scale X-ray detector arrays for computer tomography. Using ultra-modern flip-chip technology, the individual chips are assembled on a multilayer LTCC ceramic substrate and then underfilled with a special plastic. All the individual sensor elements achieve maximum fitting accuracies with a tolerance of 10 µm in all three spatial directions, thus ensuring a high filling factor and the smallest dead spaces.

Finally, the detector arrays are subjected to a complete electrical and mechanical quality check. For flexible video endoscopes, First Sensor offers complete optical systems, which combine the miniature lens systems and CCD image sensor chip into a single compact unit.

Products include:

  • Customized sensors, modules and systems

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by First Sensor AG.

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