It is a success inventing new X-ray machine that allows scientists to zoom down to the cellular level has been used to show COVID-19’s damage to human lungs- a report reaching SkyNet News on Thursday.
Necessity they say is the mother of all inventions. Effort has been made by Scientists at the University College London in the U.K. and the European Synchrotron Research Facility in France to improve on the machine called a Hierarchical Phase-Contrast Tomography (HiP-CT), and increasing it the brightness to scan donated human organs, including lungs from a donor who had COVID-19.
HiP-CT allows researchers and scientists to utilize 3D mapping of the object scanned at a various range of scales by imaging the whole organ and then zooming down to a cellular level, according to a release.
The technique uses the brightest source of X-rays in the world and is 100 billion times brighter than a hospital X-ray. The brightness allows researchers to view blood vessels five microns in diameter — about a tenth of the diameter of a strand of hair — in an intact human lung.
Regular clinical CT scans only show blood vessels around 100 times larger, around one millimetre in diameter.
“The ability to see organs across scales like this will really be revolutionary for medical imaging,” Dr. Claire Walsh, a mechanical engineer involved with the project, said in the release. “As we start to link our HiP-CT images to clinical images through AI techniques, we will — for the first time — be able to highly accurately validate ambiguous findings in clinical images.”