DVD & BLU-RAY
X-Ray Improvements Benefit Medicine And Security
Author: Rafe Telsch
published: 2008-01-26 10:34:34
Now researchers in Switzerland are working on a new, higher resolution x-ray that can tell the difference between materials currently not so easily differentiated. Called ďdark-field x-ray imaging,Ē the procedure can distinguish between cheese and explosives and creates more precise images of bones. While dark-field imaging itself isnít new, the procedure has recently benefited from new contrast-enhancing techniques to produce better images. Not only will the improved procedure help with security, but also is expected to benefit mammograms and CT scans.
Technology Review has a more detailed description of how the new process works, but the end result is a more pristine and effective image that will help with cancer detection, finding small fractures and bone spurs, and hopefully keep you from undergoing any embarrassing searches the next time you want to bring some chocolate home.