The Centre for Bioengineering is developing the colour scanner of the future
Today's x-rays give simple black and white pictures of anatomy or internal structures.
Our MARS scanner will give complex 3D images of what makes up these structures
Future clinical applications
Doctors believe the MARS scanner will help diagnose and treat diseases such as heart failure and arthritis sooner, minimising serious damage.
The scanner can detect deadly cardiac plaque which existing radiology machines cannot, published studies show
Research and Development
Postgraduate students are involved in on-going research and development in conjunction with Canterbury University.
Major international health institutions such as the Mayo Clinic are using the technology to scan biopsy samples and other material.
It is hoped a human-sized scanner will be available within five years.