New Zealand Scientists Perform First-Ever 3-D Color X-ray on a Human

Posted by Montu 11:15 AM (CDT)

Thursday July 12, 2018

Scientists in New Zealand have performed the first-ever 3-D Color X-Ray on a human being. This new technology provides an accurate picture of the x-ray site that will allow for more accurate diagnosis of medical conditions. What makes this technology unique is it's use of particle-tracking technology developed by CERN's Large Hadron Collider team. The tech is called Medipix and it detects and counts individual sub-atomic particles as they collide with pixels in the X-ray machine. Who says all of those billions spent on a particle accelerator are just good for physics research?

The machine's "small pixels and accurate energy resolution meant that this new imaging tool is able to get images that no other imaging tool can achieve," said developer Phil Butler of the University of Canterbury.