Over the last decade, Siemens Healthineers developed CERA as a powerful toolbox consisting of building blocks for high performance 3D X-ray imaging across various imaging markets. The ability to combine knowledge from diverse application fields is keeping us in a unique position to generate and implement innovations that help you to augment your specific solutions.
Regular upgrades add exciting new features to CERA, which is designed to support your imaging needs with the following strategies in mind: Customization and Differentiation, Workflow Automation, Quality and Efficiency.
While 3D X-ray imaging applications are very specialized for their use case, they can be based on a set of common underlying technologies.
The functionality of CERA targets these common technologies by delivering algorithms and functions to be used in a variety of imaging markets. CERA thus offers the chance to leverage synergies between otherwise separated communities, applications, and markets.
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Applications in Electronics
Electronic testing typically deals with objects of anisotropic form factors, such as printed circuit boards, oftentimes with a specific interest in only certain regions distributed over that object. The small structures of interest demand high geometric magnifications during the scan.In addition, fast workflows are required in in-line applications. These requirements are often addressed with linear or circular tomosynthesis scans with a reduced number of projections. CERA's dedicated analytic and iterative algorithms provide high image quality in these scenarios. Geometric jitter caused by fast movement of manipulators and amplified by high geometric magnification is reduced by CERA's automatic jitter compensation. Visual assessment is enhanced with cutting-edge visualization techniques.
From out-of-the-box to deep integration: customizable for any needs
In order to be used, CERA requires a Windows 10 system with an Nvidia Graphics Adapter. To achieve high performance, an SSD is recommended for fast I/O. CPU performance, on the other hand, has no significant influence on CERA's processing speed. CERA can be accessed in a seamless range of depths of integration starting from a comfortable GUI up to an extremely fine-grained API integration. The chosen depth of integration can vary throughout the implementation, utilizing: