Developing the CORIS360™, a new radiation imaging solution
Hydrix is proud to have worked with ANSTO on the development of a breakthrough Gamma radiation detection system, the CORIS360™.
Described as the world’s most advanced radiation imaging solution, CORIS360 is a game-changing technology that pinpoints the exact location of radiation sources faster and more accurately than before.
Hydrix worked with ANSTO on key aspects of the product development of CORIS360 including industrial design, Graphical User Interface (GUI) development, software architecture and thermal design. Our role was critical in enabling the device to meet the robustness and long-term performance required in such demanding environments.
Radiation imaging solution
In speaking about the CORIS360, acting ANSTO CEO Shaun Jenkinson described it is a great example of Australian innovation and excellence. “There are many Australian industries that can benefit from CORIS360 including mining and minerals, health, border security and defence, and the wider nuclear industry globally”.
Mr Jenkinson said that CORIS360 has the potential to be ranked alongside other Australian world-class technologies for industry. “This is a great example of Australian innovation that will improve worker safety and operational decision making for anyone working in a radiation environment”.
The device is the brainchild of Dr David Boardman, Principal Scientist and Chief Technology Officer, ANSTO Detection & Imaging. He explained that CORIS360 works by harnessing compressed sensing technology, which is comparable to directly taking a compressed photo with a camera, rather than taking a photo and then using JPEG compression to reduce the file size.
“This technology has never been applied to nuclear safety before. By using compressed sensing technology, we can work faster, creating a safer operating environment for workers,” Dr Boardman said. “The system is portable and simple to use, it takes two minutes to set up and can be operated remotely once in place. The images are clear and easy to interpret.
“The fact it is remotely-operated is particularly important. This means that personnel can minimise time spent in any potentially radioactive environments.”
CORIS360 was launched the November 2020 IEEE International Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference in Boston, USA.