Human Images From World's 1st Total-Body Scanner Unveiled

EXPLORER, the world's first medical imaging scanner from UC Davis that can capture a 3D picture of the whole human body at once, has produced its first scans. The developers expect the technology will have countless applications, from improving diagnostics to tracking disease progression to researching new drug therapies. November 27th 2018

Simon Cherry: Movie tracing the delivery and distribution of a radiolabeled sugar (fluorodeoxyglucose) following injection into a leg vein.

In the first few seconds following injection it travels to the heart from where it is distributed through the arteries to all the organs of the body. At around 3 minutes, some of the substance is excreted from the kidneys into the bladder. Gradual accumulation of the glucose can be seen in the heart, brain and liver over time. The EXPLORER scanner will allow the delivery, metabolism and excretion of many substances and drugs to be followed in the entire human body in a similar manner. November 17th 2018

Simon Cherry: EXPLORER image showing glucose metabolism throughout the entire human body.

This is the first time a medical imaging scanner has been able to capture a 3-D image of the entire human body simultaneously. November 17th 2018

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) interview discusses progress on the EXPLORER total-body PET scanner during the 2018 SNMMI meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

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