Tomorrow, Springs-based digital x-ray imaging specialists dpiX LLC will unveil its next-generation medical technology, which will change the portable x-ray market and is the first of its kind in North America, the company announced in a news release.

dpiX’s new digital x-ray sensors are manufactured using lightweight foil instead of the traditional glass substrate.

“Foil greatly reduces the weight of the detector and the x-ray sensor component becomes virtually unbreakable — benefitting medical, industrial, and military clients who use the product,” the news release said.

“This exciting development expands on almost two decades of dedication to manufacturing best-in-class digital x-ray sensors,” Frank Caris, dpiX president and CEO, said in an email. “Across the world, one in two people receiving a digital x-ray have used our Colorado-manufactured product.”

According to the release, the rapidly-growing portable x-ray detector market will benefit over time from the new technology.

“Our sensors can now be manufactured on lightweight foil instead of the traditional glass substrate,” Caris said in the release. “Foil greatly reduces the weight of the overall detector and the x-ray sensor component becomes virtually unbreakable.”

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The next generation of the foil-based x-ray sensors can be shaped for mammography, industrial, and military uses, he added.

Caris said tomorrow’s launch “marks a major milestone for us, a pivotal moment in the x-ray industry, and a significant contribution to Colorado’s bustling innovation landscape.”

Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne and Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers will launch the new flexible substrate line at a ceremony hosted by dpiX tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.