In a breakthrough, UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, EXPLORER is successfully unveiled. A combination of positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner, EXPLORER is a revolutionary machine in the medical arena. It can capture radiation way efficiently than other scanners. It can create an image that covers the entire body in no seconds and even produces movies that can follow specially tagged drugs as they move around the entire body. Sweden, Finland Developing Technology to Curb India's Pollution Woes.
The new machine will help improve the diagnostic processes and help the research of new drug therapies easier. The technology is expected to have infinite applications. Built the system based on its latest technology platform, the technology has been developed in partnership with Shanghai-based United Imaging Healthcare (UIH). The machine will soon be manufactured for the wider healthcare market. Cherry, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering said to medicalxpress.com, "While I had imagined what the images would look like for years, nothing prepared me for the incredible detail we could see on that first scan" He also said, "While there is still a lot of careful analysis to do, I think we already know that EXPLORER is delivering roughly what we had promised."
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Making diagnosis way easier, the imaging scanner will give a clearer view of your entire body in no time showing different areas and their functions simultaneously. It will show what is happening in all the organs and tissues in the body simultaneously. For example, the scanner could quantitatively measure blood flow or how the body takes up glucose everywhere in the body as per reports by medicalxpress.com. The new technology could be used to study major diseases like cancer, infection, inflammation, immunological or metabolic disorders, etc.