Full Body Scanners Being Updated with Technology

3D laser scanners capture the inside of the human body

3D laser scanners have evolved from when they were first created, and their uses have astounded consumers all over the world. This technology is slowly being adopted from country to country because of its versatile uses. The latest advancement in this technology is a new full-body scanner that captures the inside of a human body with precise 3D imaging.

The background of 3D laser scanners

This technology is the act of taking several thousand pictures per second, collecting information on a scene or object, in this case, a human body. It collects data like shape, size, dimension, color, and textures. It measures the pulses from the machine to whatever area it hits to get an accurate distance.

Once all of the data is collected, it can then be stored in the cloud, where it is saved forever. This means doctors will always have access to the information and can refer back to the images and data very quickly. After it is stored, the data collected can then be sent to a partnering system. It then can be edited and sent to other doctors or 3D printed for a physical model.

This technology was created in the 1960s but was very different from what it is now. It consisted of giant chunky cameras set up around an object to take pictures at every angle. It required a lot of human interaction and was not easy to handle. The process of 3D laser scanners didn’t really develop until the 1990s. Since then, it has evolved into new scanners that are being used in multiple areas.

The Explorer

This new full-body scanner has been named the EXPLORER, a great name for something that can explore and track everything in our body and create a 3D image. This new scanner combines a few different pieces of technology together, it takes parts from position emission tomography (PET scans), and x-ray computed tomography. This allows doctors to have the most accurate scans possible.

This new 3D laser scanner allows an entire person to be scanned in one instant instead of multiple scans. This latest piece of technology is also 40 times faster than previous PET scans.

“The level of detail was astonishing, especially once we got the reconstruction method a bit more optimized, We could see features that you just don’t see on regular PET scans. And the dynamic sequence showing the radiotracer moving around the body in three dimensions over time was, frankly, mind-blowing. There is no other device that can obtain data like this in humans, so this is truly novel.” Says Ramsey Badawi, chief of Nuclear Medicine at UC Davis Health.

This is truly one of the best medical and technological advancements this world has ever seen and will give us insight on how human bodies work. This new piece of equipment could help doctors detect disease faster, not only that, learn how to entirely prevent it by learning exactly what happens inside our bodies.

3D laser scanners have improved standards of living in many ways. As more countries adopt this technology, new uses will come to light. Companies will continue to compete in creating the latest version of this equipment. With that, the quality of our lives will drastically improve.

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