Ladies and gentlemen, those of you with weak constitutions please look away. The following is a series of images that were obtained with a new technology called X-ray computer tomography.
Don't be thrown off by the long tech terms; it means that it's a new way to use X-rays to see the interior of your body. Doctors can pinpoint moving organs and capture high-definition images. And GE is getting in on the action.
That's right, General Electric has had its hands in the medical community for some time now, and a six-month trial of the revolutionary new medical imaging equipment in Florida may have cemented the new technology into the medical field.
GE's new machinery, dubbed "Revolution CT," is a way to make medical scanning easier, cheaper and more accurate. The images can even be compiled into short gifs or videos by compiling slice after slice of images.
It's really a fascinating process. The first six-month clinical trial was recently completed at West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Florida, and the results are pretty incredible. Take a look at the images below captured by the Revolution CT.
Pictured here is an image of a patient's pelvis and aorta, the main blood vessel of the body. The reason the detail of these images is so stunning is that they are captured much faster than traditional CT scans.
Below are two different angles of the Circle of Willis, the vessels that supply blood, and subsequently oxygen, to the brain.
These CT scans can even be used on patients with pacemakers and those with metal plates, screws, rods or other hardware attached to them. The new technology was designed with patients, not just doctors, in mind.
"According to our physicians, patient feedback about their experience with the Revolution CT has been uniformly positive," said West Kendall Baptist Hospital CEO Javier Hernández-Lichtl. "The advanced design definitely makes for a less intimidating, more comfortable patient experience, while yielding amazingly accurate and detailed images."