Scientists in New Zealand have performed the first-ever 3-D Color X-Ray on a human being.
Traditional X-rays produce a black image when passing through soft tissue and a white image when absorbed by denser bone material.
"In all these studies, the promising early results show that when spectral imaging is used in clinics, it can more accurately diagnose and personalize treatment", said Professor Anthony Butler, the developer of the technology.
Unique design belongs to the group of new Zealand scientists from the universities of Canterbury and Otago. Medipix is a family of chips that are utilized for particle detection and imaging. The tech is called Medipix and it detects and counts individual sub-atomic particles as they collide with pixels in the X-ray machine.
First-ever colour X-ray on a human performed
Medical experts have suggested that the newly developed technique will help improve the medical field diagnosis. Because of this innovative form of x-raying, the images produced are reliable with high contrast and high resolution making the technology flawless for use in the medical field.
The MARS system is a medical scanner that captures the human body with astonishing detail.
MARS' solution couples the spectroscopic information generated by the Medipix3 enabled detector with powerful algorithms to generate 3D images. Hybrid pixel-detector technology was initially developed to address the needs of particle tracking at the Large Hadron Collider, and successive generations of Medipix chips have demonstrated over 20 years the great potential of the technology outside of high-energy physics.
The 3D color scans deliver significantly more medical information than a conventional X-ray, showing fat, water, calcium and disease markers. According to the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, it could be utilized to produce clearer, more accurate images compared to the traditional black-and-white X-rays hospital doctors have been using routinely since at least the 1930s. "Real-life applications such as this one fuels our efforts to reach even further".More news: France overpowers Croatia for World Cup crown