The X-rays used for radiation therapy, medical imaging and many other applications are produced by slamming an electron beam into a piece of metal.
The story of how detector components ended up in medical imaging, in art restoration and even in space.
First human scanned with next–generation 3D colour scanner using CERN technology.
At a seminar at CERN today, Ron Heeren describes how CERN’s Timepix read-out chip might in the future be found in surgery rooms.
Ever since Röntgen discovered x-rays in 1895, physics and medicine have gone hand in hand, and advances made to particle detectors at CERN and elsewhere have continuously fuelled new developments in medical imaging.