Most Newport News residents are familiar with Jefferson Lab as a place where scientists from around the world visit in order to run experiments in their efforts to learn more about the inner workings of the smallest particles known to mankind. However, did you know that there are also a number of real-world applications for this research?
Dilon Technologies, located adjacent to Jefferson Lab, is one of the leaders in turning scientific research into product development that impacts the lives of many around the world every day. For almost 20 years, Dilon has partnered with Jefferson Lab and has utilized gamma ray research from the lab to design and create medical imaging methods and equipment. Dilon’s products are used by medical groups and hospitals throughout the world to more accurately identify and assist doctors in treating various forms of cancer.
Through its partnership with Jefferson Lab, Dilon has created an imaging technique that will give medical professionals an enhanced, non-invasive tool for identifying potential tumors in dense tissues. Using an existing Dilon imaging product, researchers have developed a way to enhance imaging from the product to create a 3D image of the area. This new method has the potential to greatly reduce, or possibly eliminate, the ability for tumors to hide within dense tissues.
In 2016, Dilon received the prestigious North American Molecular Breast Imaging Technology Leadership Award from Frost and Sullivan. This is the second time Dilon has been recognized for its efforts in this arena, having previously won the Frost and Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award in Molecular Breast Imaging, in 2011. To learn more about Dilon Technologies, please visit their website at www.dilon.com.