The first colored x-rays of the world from the body parts of a human being were released on July 10. Historical images were taken by the revolutionary technology called the MARS spectral X-ray scanner. ( MARS Bioimaging )
A tandem father and son from New Zealand has introduced the first color X-ray scanner adapted from the technology used to find the Higgs boson.
Phil (father) and Anthony (son) butler of the universities of Canterbury and Otago, dedicate 10 full years to building their 3D x-ray scanner. Finally, on July 10, they released the first X-rays of the first human being scanned by technology.
The machine called MARS spectral X-ray scanner is expected to help medical professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as heart disease through color images that are much closer than it seems to be. human body internally.
MARS X-rays can show fat, water, calcium and other markers of disease in the body parts that are being scanned.
In the coming months, the X-ray scanner will undergo its first clinical trial with orthopedic and rheumatology patients in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Colored X-ray technology
The first person who has been scanned using state-of-the-art technology is none other than Phil himself. He scanned her ankle and wrist. The scan of his wrist was incredibly detailed, even including the watch he wore.
(Photo: MARS Bioimaging)
The scanning of his feet was also equally accurate and he even showed the yellowish soft tissue on his plant.
(Photo: MARS Bioimaging)
"Traditional black and white X-rays only allow measurement of the density and shape of an object," Anthony said. , highlighting the advantage of MARS over the traditional X-ray machine.
Anthony mentioned that researchers are currently using a smaller version of the MARS scanner to study cancer and other vascular diseases. The initial results of these studies suggested that MARS scanners will provide a more accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment.
Phil and Anthony said they are currently developing a machine that can scan the entire body.
CERN Medipix3 technology
The Butlers applied the Medipix3 technology used by the European Organization for Nuclear Research in the search for the "particle of God" or the Higgs boson.
The Medipix chip was originally developed to help the Large Hadron Collider with its particle acceleration processes. In the course of 20 years from the first time the chip was introduced, it has experienced different improvements.
In more recent years, the chip has been significant in other fields of science outside of the study of high-energy physics. In the case of the MARS scanner, the CERN Medipix3 chip sees its relevance in the medical field.
Medipix3 is the most advanced version of the chip. Philip said that technology distinguishes the MARS scanner because it produces images that no other X-ray machine tool can achieve.
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