Lodox Systems (Pty) Ltd is a South African company founded in 2002. Lodox Systems (Pty) Ltd is headquartered in Johannesburg, Gauteng. It produces a unique full- body X-ray scanner – the only one of its kind currently on the market.
The X-ray system provides full-body X-ray images in just 13 seconds, with minimal radiation dose (0.12mGy) and exceptional image quality. Its core markets are the Emergency Trauma and Forensic Pathology (medico-legal) environments.
The scanner is presently in use in South African state hospitals, one private clinic in South Africa, two Forensic Pathology centers in Cape Town, and eight other countries, including America, Taiwan, Venezuela, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Lodox’s critical imaging technology was first developed for use in South Africa’s diamond mines to prevent smuggling in the 1980s and ’90s. The scanner was developed to do a quick full body scan to detect at least one carat or a fifth of a gram of diamonds at the lowest possible X-ray dose for safety.
De Beers first developed the device to scan miners coming from their shift to detect concealed or swallowed diamonds and was later joined by the University of Cape Town’s biomedical engineering and radiology departments to do further research on adjusting the system.
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