24 Apr Explorer – World’s first 3D Scanner
“Explorer” is the name of the world’s first scanner that can capture high quality 3D picture of the entire human body in 20 to 30 seconds. The scanner combines positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT), which reconstructs 360 ° sectional images.
The research was done by Professor Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi from the University of California Davis.
Explorer is 40 time faster than a PET, which makes it possible to divide by 40 the exposure of patients to radiation, this is good for people that cannot be exposed to high cumulative doses of radiation. They also claim that it will be possible to visualize precisely how each organ is affected during the administration of a drug, to follow the evolution of a cancer, to study the spread of an infection or to better understand the metabolic abnormalities.
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