Very detailed pictures of the human body in 3D. These pictures can be rotated and viewed from different directions – giving doctors the greatest possible help in looking for signs of abnormalities or disease. You can see animated images from this super scanner on BBC health.
A new scanner has been unveiled which can produce 3D body images of unprecedented clarity while reducing radiation by as much as 80%.
The new 256-slice CT machine takes large numbers of X-ray pictures, and combines them using computer technology to produce the final detailed images.
It also generates images in a fraction of the time of other scanners: a full body scan takes less than a minute.