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Medical Imaging

A New Way Of Seeing: Building a Better Scanner

November 24, 2020

A team of researchers and engineers at Prismatic Sensors AB have developed a revolutionary new way to capture and analyze X-rays that promises to significantly boost the imaging power of computed tomography (CT) scanners. Using hypersensitive silicon X-ray detectors and a technique called “photon counting,” the new method can potentially let doctors see deep inside the human body with greater clarity while exposing patients to less radiation than conventional CT scans [1].  The promise of the technology is so momentous that GE Healthcare will acquire Prismatic Sensors.  When completed, it will be GE’s first acquisition since Larry Culp joined the company as chairman and CEO in late 2018. Take a look:

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[1] Technology in development. Not for sale. Not cleared or approved by the U.S. FDA or any other global regulator for commercial availability.