New spectral CT tech reveals bone microfractures in color |


Research for the technology was conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and is based on an X-ray technique developed at MARS, a New Zealand-based enterprise which conducts CT scans with hafnium particles. The particles appear in color on the images to show the location of microcracks. It is this line of research and the use of CERN technology that enabled the company to produce the first 3D color X-ray system, an advanced CT scanner that is capable of generating images with over 8,000 times more information than standard human-scale CTs. 

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