Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Scanner reveals gruesome, high-definition images of the human body

By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

Brains, veins and bones as you've never seen them: Scanner reveals gruesome, high-definition images of the human body

Next-generation GE scanners are being used by doctors in Florida
They hope to make medical scanning cheaper, easier and more accurate

Dubbed 'Revolution CT', the scanners beam x-rays through a patient's body from which a computer reconstructs a detailed image, slice by slice

Technology can build an image of a complete heart in a single heartbeat

Guts, veins, brains and hearts have been revealed in gruesome detail using next-generation body scanners.

The GE scanners, used by doctors in Florida, are currently involved in their first clinical trial aimed at making the process of medical scanning cheaper and easier.

Dubbed 'Revolution CT', they beam x-rays through a patient's body from which a computer can reconstruct a high-definition image, slice by slice.


Shown here is a high-definition image of the skull and the Circle of Willis - a structure which supplies blood to the brain and surrounding area

The Buckinghamshire-based healthcare group claims that the scanner can build an image of a complete heart in just a single heartbeat.

The images and GIFS show the insides of a group of patients at West Kendall Baptist Hospital in south Florida, which is the first ever hospital to use the scanner.

The technique is known as X-ray computer tomography and is often used in hospitals to look for tumours, bone fractures and bleeding.


HOW DOES REVOLUTION CT WORK?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2907492/Brains-veins-bones-ve-never-seen-Scanner-reveals-gruesome-high-definition-images-human-body.html#ixzz3Oo38nxyN