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New Super-CT Scanner Could Change Medicine

New Super CT Scanner Unveiled
We love our technology around here, but most of it isn't going to change the world or save lives. Sure -- that USB Humping Dog is funny, but it isn't really gonna help you when you start having heart trouble. Today, though, we bring you word of a technological development with a bit more consequence for your health and well-being.

The Brilliance CT scanner was unveiled yesterday after a month long trial run at the Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The new CT scanner takes more images of a wider selection of the body, in a shorter period of time, all while exposing patients to 80 percent less radiation than tradition scans.

The Brilliance CT machine takes an image by passing X-Rays through the body at a rate of up to 256 pulses every 0.3 seconds. Thats fast enough to capture the incredibly detailed image of the hear tabove without the blurring cause by the heart beat. The scanner creates incredibly high resolution 3D images that allows individual blood vessels to be seen, and the images can be manipulated in 3D. This affords doctors unprecedented views of the internal workings of the body to spot things such as minuscule tumors in the heart and lungs.

From the Daily Mail

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