The EXPLORER scanner is the first of its kind to be able to scan the entire body in 3D in one go (pictured: A front view of the human body), and its inventors claim it is faster and higher quality than existing machines being used in hospitals

Source: Sam Blanchard For Mailonline

A medical scanner can take 3D images of the entire body at once for the first time ever.

A combination of two commonly-used scanners – positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) – the EXPLORER scanner offers a fascinating insight to the inner workings of the human body.

The machine produces a 3D video that could help diagnose disease, track the spread of cancer or infections, and develop new medicines by creating a whole-body diagnostic scan in 20-30 seconds.

Professors Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, from the University of California, Davis, have spent millions of dollars and more than a decade building the machine.

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