After more than 10 years of research, scientists have created the world's first full-size medical scanner that can capture 3D images of the entire human body. The unique device works almost 40 times faster than the current positron emission tomography (PET) scanners.
The device is named EXPLORER. It is a full-scale scanner that combines the functions of PET and computed tomography.
The scanning quality of the EXPLORER is many times superior to all modern analog systems, while a quick scan of the whole body takes no more than 20-30 seconds, thanks to which the patient receives a minimum dose of radiation. And with a higher sensitivity, physicians can obtain images at the molecular level, which is absolutely inaccessible to current devices. True in-depth scanning will take a little longer.
With the EXPLORER on the market, healthcare professionals will receive a new type of diagnostic imaging that can, for example, measure blood flow or record glucose uptake by the whole body in real time. The device must undergo a series of tests and checks before it is put into mass production.