October 29, 2020


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MEGAPIXELS: Doctors can now see everything inside you at once

Your doctor can then look at cross sections of just your knee or heart, for example, or has the option of zooming out to see all your organs squashed into one image—the “maximum intensity projection”.

This image is not a photograph, at least not in the traditional sense. Rather, it’s more like a collection of the shadows cast by all the organs and bones in this person’s body. And if UC Davis biomedical engineers Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi have their way, it could represent the future of r…

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