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The world's first colored human X-ray applies CERN technology used to search for "god particle"



The world's first colored x-rays of human body parts were released on July 10th. The historical images were taken of the breakthrough technology called MARS spectral x-ray scanner. MARS Bioimaging ]

A father and son tandem from New Zealand has introduced the first ever colored X-ray scanner adapted from the technique used to find Higg's boson.

Phil (father) and Anthony (son) Butler from Canterbury and Otago Universities, dedicated 1

0 years to building their 3D X-ray scanner. Finally, on July 10, they released the first first human's first X-rays scanned by the technology.

The machine called MARS spectral x-ray scanner is expected to assist healthcare professionals in diagnosing and treating cancer as well as heart disease by giving colored images that are much closer to what the human body looks like internally.

MARS X-ray can show fat, water, calcium and other disease markers in the body parts that are scanned.

In the next few months, the X-ray scanner will undergo its first clinical trial with orthopedic and rheumatological patients in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Colored X-ray Technology

The first person scanned using breakthrough technology is none other than Phil himself. He scanned his ankle and wrist. The scanning of his wrist was extremely detailed, it also included the watch he wore.

(Photo: MARS Bioimaging)

The scanning of the feet was similar and also showed

[Foto: MARS Bioimaging]

"Traditional black and white x-rays only allow measurement of density and shape," said Anthony, emphasizes MARS advantage over the traditional X-ray machine.

Anthony mentioned that researchers today use a smaller version of the MARS scanner to study cancer and other vascular diseases. Initial results from these studies suggested that MARS scanners will provide more accurate diagnosis and personal treatment.

Phil and Anthony said they are currently developing a machine that can scan the entire body.

CERN Medipix3 Technology

The Butlersna applied the Medipix3 technology used by the European Organization for Nuclear Research in the pursuit of "God's Particle" or Higgs Boson.

The Medipix chip was originally developed to help the Large Hadron Collider with its particle acceleration processes. For 20 years from the first time the chip was introduced, it has undergone various improvements.

In recent years, the chip has been important in other fields of science outside 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 the technology puts the MARS scanner apart because it produces images that no other X-ray tool can achieve.

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