Technology doesn’t stand still and neither do we. Our expert team is continuously running tests to refine the performance of our cutting-edge scanners and systems for art analysis.

We are also rolling out new services to make art analysis and authentication easier, including macrophotography, which is now a standard feature for each scanned object.

Future plans for new services include:

Material resolving x-ray laminography

Both high-resolution x-ray radiography (HRXR) and material resolving x-ray radiography (MRXR) provide invaluable information. However, neither can distinguish in 3D the layering of various pigments used in a painting or other fine art object. This limitation is to be overcome by the laminography technique, which allows for the creation of a 3D map of materials present in the investigated object. Laminography in combination with x-ray imaging is a cutting-edge technique currently under development in our company.

Practical application examples:

X-ray spyglass

How about having all of the techniques mentioned above in an easy-to-carry briefcase? What if you need to check only a small piece of a painting to make sure that it is signed by the artist whom your client believes is the author? We are currently developing a highly portable x-ray spyglass—combining a handheld x-ray source and our MiniPIX camera—which will let you do just that.

Multimodal device

The essence of multimodal analysis is the combination of available exploration tools across a range of electromagnetic spectrum, such as infrared reflectography (IR), ultraviolet luminescence (UV), x-ray fluorescence (XRF), x-ray radiography (x-ray), and daylight macrophotography.

Merging all of these methods into a single device (RToo) will create a unique tool for the perfect mapping of the technological construction of a work of art, which is essential for the correct determination of its authenticity.


High-quality macrophotography combined with an x-ray image

High-quality macrophotography of an investigated artwork combined with an x-ray image provides important information about the correlation of the interior structure seen by x-rays and by photography of the object’s surface. Macrophotography takes place within the x-ray scanner, which allows for a high-resolution image aligned precisely at the pixel level with the x-ray image. The spatial resolution is also at the level of 20 to 50 µm. A high-quality, full-area macro image of the artwork forms the basis for post-production digital analysis. This technology allows for the examination of the entire area of an image at the macroscopic scale. With the help of full-area macroscopic mapping, it is possible to perform comparisons and surveys necessary for the verification of artwork authenticity.

Interested to hear more about our technology?

Please contact Josef for personal presentation or visit one of our Demo Days in Prague.

Josef Uher Founder & CTO particle physicist
Contact Josef