MARS Spectral CT
UC and UO have developed a spectral CT scanner for molecular imaging. Pre-clinical scanners are being used by researchers in orthopaedics, implants, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. The goals are to make the pre-clinical (small gantry) scanners to NZ medical researcher with the goals of:
- Ensuring a wide range of applications have been developed for future clinical trials
- Provide the technology to NZ industry. Eg Enzec, Ossis, Botiq-nanoparticles etc
Spectral CT image, courtesy of MARS Bioimaging, assigns colors to individual molecular signatures for improved biomedical imaging. See more here
Staff and students with a MARS pre-clinical scanner at the University of Otago, Christchurch.
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