So I was at the dentist's yesterday, and we were talking about dental technology, and how for example RX (Röntgen, aka X-ray) sensitive CCD have replaced photo-chemical RX in dental imaging. I forgot to ask her what the lifetime of her sensor was, but I've always learned that RX is Very Bad™ for ICs. I don't think CCDs are an exception.
Are there techniques which make an IC less vulnerable for RX rays, or will my dentist have to replace her sensor 3 times a year?
Talked to my dentist again this afternoon, and asked her about the sensor. She's been using it for 7 years now, so it doesn't seem to be so much of a problem.