World|science|November 22, 2018 / 04:44 PM
Human images from world's first full-body 3D scanner

AKIPRESS.COM - Images from the world's first full-body 3D medical scanner, EXPLORER, have been released, Sky News reports.

Developed by scientists from UC Davis, the scanner combined positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) to capture the entire body at once.

Scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi believe the technology will have "countless applications" from improving diagnostics through to drug research and tracking disease progression.

The first images of human scans from the EXPLORER are to be presented at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America on 24 November in Chicago.

 

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