A New Lung Scanning Program For Newborns May Mean Less Radiation Exposure.

A new scanning breakthrough in Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) is going to make it possible to scan newborn babies lungs...
A new scanning breakthrough in Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) is going to make it possible to scan newborn babies lungs without the dangers of radiation. Additionally this new technology will mean no more transporting critically ill babies to another scanning facility. An international team of researchers have been working on developing a mathematical formula which will create images from scanners that DO NOT use radiation. Babies now, if they need a lung scan, are exposed to radiation, so this is a huge deal. Beyond being healthier for babies, this new scanning system will cost less than other scan methods such as MRI and CT scanners. *Source

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