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Human images from world’s first total-body scanner unveiled

The brainchild of UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, EXPLORER is a combined positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner that can image the entire body at the same time. Because the machine captures radiation far more efficiently than other scanners, EXPLORER can produce an image in as little as one second and, over time, produce movies that can track specially tagged drugs as they move around the entire body.

Source: Human images from world’s first total-body scanner unveiled

Amazing. Now let’s get a smaller one just for the head and neck.