Astounding CT scan tech takes a quantum leap inside the human body

Astounding CT scan tech takes a quantum leap inside the human body

Summary: Astounding CT scan tech makes possible to scan the human body quickly, constructing Star Trek-like, 3D images of the inner workings of a living patient's body.

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Scott Bakula is one of my favorite actors, mostly because of the parts he's played. He's taken a Quantum Leap back in time, and gone years into the future as the first captain of the Enterprise.

But another Bakula, Robert Bakula, is an elderly patient who's taking a quantum leap of his own. A guy who was born in the last century is being treated with technology that seems transported from the future.

As the following video shows, astounding CT (computerized tomography) scan technology makes possible to scan the human body quickly, constructing Star Trek-like, rotatable, 3D images of the inner workings of a living patient's body, complete with clear pictures of any disease indicators that may be present. Check it out: this is not your father's CT scan.

It's almost not to be believed that this isn't part of a special effects science fiction movie. It's science fact. In fact, it's been around for at least five years now, and is present in at least 150 hospitals around the US. Look for one near you! In the meantime, watch this fascinating YouTube video.

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Denise Amrich is a Registered Nurse, the health care advisor for the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute, and a mentor for the Virtual Campus at Florida's Brevard Community College.


Nothing in this article is meant to be a substitute for medical advice, and shouldn't be considered as such. If you are in need of medical help, please see your doctor.

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  • Astounding indeed

    The Somatom Sensation is engineered by Siemens.

    For a list of medical facilities where these scanners can be found in use, see the following link:
    http://health.siemens.com/ct_applications/sensation_installed_base/installedbase.swf
    klumper