Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen would be proud to set foot in the XXL computed tomography hall of the Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT in Fürth. Just a hundred kilometers away from Würzburg, where he discovered X-rays 125 years ago, his heirs have created a facility unlike any other in the world – one they now want to develop further and export worldwide.
Salamon played a major part in planning and realizing the high-energy facility and now leads the work there. Each section of the facility required its own development: from the X-ray source, which is about sixty times stronger than its medical counterpart, to the 400-square-meter hall with concrete walls up to three meters thick.
Here, Salamon and his five-person team scan spectacular objects from all over the world: antique musical instruments, sleek Ferraris or a Messerschmidt ME 163 rocket fighter. “What fascinated me most was when we did the computed tomography of the 1.5-meter-long fossilized skull of a Tyrannosaurus rex,” the 40-year-old engineer says. “We even discovered a bone for which the precise position had not been previously identified.”