Skip to comments.The World's First Full-Color, 3D X-rays Are Freaking Me Out
Posted on 07/13/2018 12:31:45 PM PDT by MNDude
A high-contrast, black-and-white image of your bones is an effective tool for spotting fractures or breaks. But after 120+ years, x-ray imaging is getting a remarkable update with 3D, full-color images that reveal far more than just the bones inside you. These images will improve what a doctor can diagnose without cutting you open.
The traditional approach to imaging the insides of a patient involves blasting them with x-rays. This electromagnetic radiation has a shorter wavelength than visible light, so it can easily pass through soft tissue, but it has more trouble passing through harder materials like bones. On the other side of your body, a sensor, or film, produces an image based on the intensity of the x-rays that make it through, thus revealing whats inside you.
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The concept is interesting, but if those images are the best that this technology can currently do, it needs a lot of improvement to be sufficiently useful clinically. Technology to render 3-D images with pseudo-coloring have been available for awhile now.
The article does not say what frequency they are using. I wonder if they are using the Tera Hertz frequency?
It will be years before the new Spectral CT scanner receives all the clearances and approvals it needs.
More like decades in the US.
That’s the fault of the company. They are giving people false hope for a product that isn’t ready for market, and probably never will be. At least not from this company.
I may have answered my own question.. Per Wiki:
Unlike X-rays, terahertz radiation is not ionizing radiation and its low photon energies in general do not damage living tissues and DNA. Some frequencies of terahertz radiation can penetrate several millimeters of tissue with low water content (e.g., fatty tissue) and reflect back. Terahertz radiation can also detect differences in water content and density of a tissue. Such methods could allow effective detection of epithelial cancer with an imaging system that is safe, non-invasive, and painless.
The first images generated using terahertz radiation date from the 1960s; however, in 1995 images generated using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy generated a great deal of interest.
Some frequencies of terahertz radiation can be used for 3D imaging of teeth and may be more accurate than conventional X-ray imaging in dentistry.
I have long suspected that this frequency is causing the hearing problems in the Cuban Embassy staff.
Terahertz radiation can penetrate fabrics and plastics, so it can be used in surveillance, such as security screening, to uncover concealed weapons on a person, remotely. This is of particular interest because many materials of interest have unique spectral “fingerprints” in the terahertz range. This offers the possibility to combine spectral identification with imaging.
In 2002 the European Space Agency (ESA) Star Tiger team, based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Oxfordshire, UK), produced the first passive terahertz image of a hand.
Actually I had some xray glasses I ordered from a comic back in the 70s. I could see perfectly in full color through women’s clothing!
Now we just need to combine this with 3D printing and sex robots.
Spectral CT is already here! Several different techniques.
Not very clear. When I have an x-ray I want the doctor to see exactly what’s going on.
me too. creepy.
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