About Us

 

VEC Imaging GmbH & Co. KG, the world leader in developing nanotube based multi-beam x-ray (MBX) tubes. Since the discovery of X-ray over a century ago, the techniques applied to the engineering of X-ray sources have remained relatively unchanged. Not any more!
 
VEC Imaging is changing the way we look at nanotubes compared to CNTs. With innovative processes and materials we have addressed the numerous issues with todays current CNT standards and have designed an integrated system complete with NT based X-ray tube and associated Control and Power Electronics. We are leading the way from two dimensional to 3D-Tomosynthesis and full CT, on a dynamic scale.
 
VEC Imaging is dedicated to developing, producing and selling multibeam nanotube (NT) based X-ray tubes and associated Control and Power Electronics for
Medical, Security and Industrial Applications.
 

 

  • Static Breast Tomosynthesis Systems
  • Portable Tomosynthesis Systems
  • C-Arm Systems
  • Portable Computed Tomography (CT) Systems
  • Carry-On Stationary CT-Scanners
  • Checked Baggage Stationary CT-Scanners
  • Backscatter Systems

 


 
In support of this business we also develop, produce and sell customized high voltage generators and control electronics for conventional and nanotube based X-ray tubes.

Formed in 2018 and based in Erlangen, Germany, VEC Imaging GmbH, Co. & KG is a Joint Venture between CETTEEN GmbH and Varex Imaging Corporation. CETTEEN GmbH owned the IP’s for NT-Technology, NT based X-Ray Tube Technology, and Control/Power Electronics designed for Medical, Security and NDT applications. Varex, the worldwide leader in x-ray tube components, brought 65 years of x-ray tube manufacturing experience to the joint venture.
VEC Imaging is focused on rapidly commercializing its technology and patents. In addition, we will formalize our US Business Development Center in the United States in 2019, giving us a local presence for US customers.
During the transition period of establishing the Joint Venture, VEC Imaging was able to continue with the creation of our IPs/Patents and in turn move quickly into development. This was made possible by government funding from The Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy StMWi.

VEC Imaging GmbH & Co. KG is dedicated to developing, producing and selling nanotube based X-ray imaging components and systems to improve healthcare and save lives.
We are committed to
 
Maintaining consistent quality in our work ethic, standards, customer service and products.
Maintaining our highest business principles for customer satisfaction through continuous improvement.
Encouraging our employees to perform with entrepreneurial thinking to meet our customers requirements and expectations.
Comply with all laws and regulations that govern us and maintain, monitor and improve the effectiveness of our quality management system.

 
VEC Imaging - Quality and environmental policy: English | German (PDF)
 
DIN EN ISO 9001:2015: English | German (PDF)

VEC Imaging GmbH & Co. KG supports enhancing a sustainable society through
 
Designing products in a manner that avoids an adverse impact on the environment when in production, use and disposal.
Minimizing resource consumption, waste and pollution in our operations.
Taking a proactive approach regarding environmental legislation that affects our business.
Encouraging suppliers, subcontractors, retailers and recyclers of our products to adopt the same environmental principles as VEC Imaging GmbH & Co. KG.
Giving appropriate weight to this environmental policy when making future planning and investment decisions.
Setting targets and objectives within the scope of the environmental management system, to achieve continuous improvement and sustainable development.

 
DIN EN ISO 14001:2015: English | German (PDF)


 

 

New Materials and Proprietary Processes

for producing high performance field emission cathodes, makes VEC Imaging the World Leader in developing nanotube based multi-beam x-ray (MBX) tubes


 
VEC Imaging Replaces the traditional coiled filament with nanotube (NT) field emission emitter (Cold Cathode)
 
Immediate benefits are recognized from this revolutionary change

  • Chemically and mechanically very stable
  • Optimal emission characteristics (low turn-on electric field, high emission current)
  • Cold cathode with no heat generation (high energy efficiency)
  • Ultra fast switching on / off
  • Cost-effective manufacturing

 

Innovative NT Materials
 
Moving beyond todays CNT based emission cathodes, we have developed Compound NT containing more than one element. Compared to pure CNT, our compound NT has

  • Improved chemical and thermal stability
  • Better electrical and thermal conductivity
  • Enhanced field emission properties (high emission current and higher emission stability).

 

New Cathode/Emitter Activation Process
 
VEC Imaging has taken the cathode activation process to the next level. Our new process is based on curable liquid adhesives, instead of rigid adhesive tape. Our process does not have the issue of being highly sensitive to process parameters that are difficult to control, such as the adhesive strength and applied pressure. Instead we can control the activation results with high accuracy by controlling easily controllable process parameters curing temperature and time.


 

New Cathode/Emitter Deposition Process
 
VEC Imaging has developed and patented a Paste and Screen Printing (SP) process for making NT cathodes with high accuracy. This process overcomes critical technical difficulties resulting from the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) direct growth and electrophoretic deposition (EPD) process used today in terms of control, consistency and reproducibility, we have achieved

  • Excellent reliability and consistency on mass production scale
  • Extremely accurate control of average film thickness (± 1.5 µm) within one cathode and among different cathodes
  • Much more uniform and smooth cathode surface (surface roughness ± 3 μm)
  • Improved production yield and reduced material and production costs

 


 


 


 

 

 


 

Leadership

"A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind" - Bill Bethel -

Houman Jafari serves as Chief Executive Officer & General Manager of VEC Imaging GmbH & Co. KG. Prior to joining VEC Imaging in 2018, Houman served in various management positions at Gamma Advanced Technology LLC., Siemens Healthcare, XinRay Systems, Fraunhofer Institute (IIS) and most recently CEO and General Manager at H&P Advanced Technology GmbH.
Houman received his masters and PhD. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen/Germany and masters degree in international business management from Georg-Simon-Ohm University in Nuremberg/Germany.

Dr. Houman Jafari

Chief Executive Officer
 

Before VEC Imaging, Mark served in various management positions at Varex Imaging and Varian Medical Systems, most recently Vice President and General Manager.
Mark received his bachelor of science in physics from the University of Utah.

Mark S. Jonaitis

Managing Director
 

Reinhard Leprich...

Reinhard Leprich

Managing Director
 

As Head of Human Resources Thomas Eichenmüller is responsible for HR, Administration and Finance for VEC Imaging. Before VEC Imaging, Thomas worked various management positions in the Financial Industry. His areas of expertise lie in Human Resources and Organizational Development.
Thomas received his Bachelor degree from Georg-Simon-Ohm University in Nuremberg/Germany and his MBA from University of Leicester/United Kingdom.
Thomas is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMI), Scrum Master, Lean Master.

Thomas Eichenmüller

HR Lead
 

Cynthia Wilcox serves as the Program Manager for Business Development & Corporate Communications and is also responsible for the Project Management Office. Cynthia joined VEC Imaging in 2019 after a career with IBM in the United States. Cynthia has her degree in Finance and is Project Management certified. Her strengths lie in the area of Program and Project Management, Customer Relations and Communications.

Cynthia Wilcox

Program Manager
 

As Quality Manager Anton Klimen built and implemented the Integrated Management System for VEC Imaging. He ensures the compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and is responsible for Process Management
Anton received both his bachelor degree in Biology/Immunology and Masters degree in Medical Process Management from Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen/Germany.

Anton Klimen

Quality Manager
 

Andreas Freibert is Head of the VEC Imaging R&D Electronics Department. Before Andreas joined VEC Imaging GmbH & Co. KG in 2019, he worked in the R&D Department of Siemens Healthineers, the University of Toronto and the Defense Research and Development Canada.
Andreas holds patents in the fields of Magnet Resonance Imaging, Diagnostic Ultrasound and Machine Learning. Andreas graduated as an Electrical Engineer in Medical Technologies from the University of Applied Sciences Schweinfurt/Germany in 2000.

Andreas Freibert

Team Lead Electronics
 

Bo Gao serves as Director of Nanotube based X-Ray Tube Technology of VEC Imaging GmbH & Co. KG. Prior to joining VEC Imaging in 2018, Bo served in various engineering and management positions at Xintek, Inc., XinNano Materials, Inc., and XinRay Systems Inc.
Bo received his PhD. degrees in Materials Sciences from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Bo Gao

Director of NT based X-Ray Tube Technology

Mohamed Zaza is the lead CAD Development Engineer for VEC Imaging. In addition to his extensive technical background and many years of professional experience Mohamed successfully drives continuous product improvement and innovation at VEC Imaging. He also has extensive expertise in the use of both 2-D and 3-D systems such as SolidWorks.
Mohamed has his Bachelors of Science and Masters in Mechanical Power Engineering.

Mohamed Zaza

Team Lead CAD
 


 

 

Our Products

VEC Imaging offers a variety of products supporting medical, security and industrial applications


 
Multibeam nanotube (NT) based x-ray tube and control/power electronics for medical applications
 
  • Static Breast Tomosynthesis Systems
  • Portable Tomosynthesis Systems
  • C-Arm Systems
  • Portable Computed Tomography (CT) Systems

 

Multibeam nanotube (NT) based x-ray tube and control/power electronics for security applications
 

  • Carry-On Stationary CT-Scanners
  • Checked Baggage Stationary CT-Scanners
  • Backscatter Systems

 

Pulse Modulators (OEM)
 

 

Control/Power Electronics for different applications
 


 

News and Events

 

RSNA (Radiological Society of North America)

December 1 - 6, 2019
Chicago, USA

 

VEC Imaging, together with their Partner Varex Corporation, will be participating in the 2019 RSNA conference to showcase their advanced technology and manufacturing capabilities for our innovative Multibeam Nanotube (NT)-Based X-Ray Tube Technology.
 
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals with more than 50,000 members across the globe. RSNA hosts the largest medical meeting in the world, drawing 60,000 attendees annually to McCormick Place in Chicago.

 

 


 
CARAT - International Conference on Applied X-Ray Technologies

May 21 - 22, 2019
Nuernberg, Germany

 

Dr. Houman Jafari, CEO VEC Imaging, had the privilege of presenting his Multibeam Nanotube (NT)-Based X-Ray Tube Technology for Tomosynthesis and CT Applications to those attending the CARAT and Medtec Live conference.
 

 
This conference is the first of its kind in Europe bringing together all those involved in research, development and use of X-Rays for a wide range of applications. The CARAT was put on in partnership with the MedTech Live Summit, a unique opportunity to introduce VEC Imaging.

 

 


 
European Congress of Radiology (ECR)

February 27 - March 3, 2019
Vienna, Austria

 

VEC Imaging shared their innovative Nanotube (NT)-Based Multibeam X-Ray Tube Technology and applications at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) annual convention in 2019.
 
The ECR is an international meeting and one of the leading events in radiology. This conference is one of the largest medical meetings in Europe and the second-largest radiological meeting in the world.

 

 


 

Contact Us

VEC Imaging GmbH & Co. KG

  • Address: Henkestr. 91, 91052 Erlangen
  • Phone: +49 (0) 9131 - 917 90 82
  • Fax: +49 (0) 9131 - 912 69 31
  • Email: info@vecimaging.com