3D X-Ray Spectral Scanner


Phil Butler – a physicist at the University of Canterbury – along with his son, Anthony – a radiologist at the Universities of Otago and Canterbury – invented a revolutionary 3D color medical scanner known as the MARS spectral X-ray scanner. For the first time, researchers have captured 3D images [...]

3D X-Ray Spectral Scanner2020-04-28T18:12:38-04:00

3D Medical Imaging


From the early days of CT scanners and mammography devices, medical imaging has come a long way. With 3D medical imaging, healthcare professionals can now access new resolutions, angles, and details to help them gain a better understanding of their patient, all while cutting back on the dosage of radiation [...]

3D Medical Imaging2020-04-28T18:12:38-04:00



Imagine a microscopic machine that could unclog an artery to prevent a heart attack, or swim through one’s blood vessels to carry medicine to a cancerous tumor. Or, perhaps perform delicate vision-saving surgery from the inside of the eye. While these feats aren’t possible yet, researchers are designing miniature robots, [...]


3D print technology in the medical field


With each new year, 3D print technology in the medical field offers greater promise across a wide range of disciplines. While the ultimate goal of printing whole, complex organs for transplants may still be decades away, 3D printing is helping to save and improve lives in ways and places never [...]

3D print technology in the medical field2024-01-16T10:45:25-05:00

Cone-beam Imaging Scanners


Cone-beam imaging CT (CBCT) scanners offer the advantages of being compact in size, less costly, and more portable than multidetector CT systems. Image quality, however, is often impacted by artifacts such as streaking or shading, associated with cone-beam effects and/or nonuniformity in image quality near the ends of the field-of-view [...]

Cone-beam Imaging Scanners2020-04-28T18:13:21-04:00

Surgical Precision Lenses


With the advancements in surgical procedures, more operating rooms are performing ‘minimally invasive’ surgeries. What that means is, instead of operating on patients through large incisions, miniaturized surgical instruments are being used to fit through small, sometimes as small as quarter-inch, incisions.  The surgical precision lenses in these instruments contain [...]

Surgical Precision Lenses2020-04-28T18:13:23-04:00

Photoelectric Sensors


Sometimes known as photo eyes, photoelectric sensors emit a beam of light that is used to detect the presence or absence of items and equipment, or changes in surface conditions.  When the emitted light is interrupted or reflected back by the object, the change in light patterns is measured by [...]

Photoelectric Sensors2020-04-28T18:13:23-04:00
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