The new Zealand startup MARS Bioimaging introduced the world's first x-ray machine, which allows to obtain three-dimensional color images.
What if, instead of a black and white X-ray picture, a doctor of a cancer patient had access to colour images identifying the tissues being scanned?
"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.More news: Bruce Willis Says 'Die Hard Isn't A Christmas Movie
Medipix is a family of read-out chips for particle imaging and detection. The concept behind the chip is that it works like a camera in that it detects and counts every individual particle that hits the pixels when the electronic shutter is opened.
This technology is produced by a New Zealand-based company, MARS Bioimaging, with contacting the University of Otago and the University of Canterbury. The new device will allow to obtain more accurate results for doctors and patients. The latter together with more than 20 research institutes forms the third generation of Medipix collaboration. Because of this innovative form of x-raying, the images produced are reliable with high contrast and high resolution making the technology ideal for use in the medical field.
The new device, based on the traditional black-and-white X-ray, incorporates particle-tracking technology developed for CERN's Large Hadron Collider, which in 2012 discovered the elusive Higgs Boson particle.More news: President Emmanuel Macron leads France's World Cup celebrations
MARS' solution couples the spectroscopic information generated by the Medipix3 enabled detector with powerful algorithms to generate 3D images.
Through Medipix3, the colours generated will highlight the alternating energy levels and components, highlighting fat, water, calcium and potential disease markers, the duo have stated. The technology has been in use for more than a century, but now, a team of engineers developed a colored X-ray scanner - one that takes ultra-fine photographs of not just your bones but also of your muscles and tissues.More news: "Sue the European Union" - Donald Trump's advice to Theresa May