Cosmos Briefing

Saving lives with X-rays

September 28, 2021 The Royal Institution of Australia
Cosmos Briefing
Saving lives with X-rays
Show Notes

South Australian-based company Micro-X has recently won $8 million in funding to further develop their small, portable CT scanner, which they aim to fit on an ambulance or in a plane. It’s a device that can mean the difference between life and death in patients having a stroke. The technology they use to enable a CT scanner to be produced that weighs just 30kg, instead of the normal three-quarters of a tonne, can be applied across many forms of x-ray from medical to airport security to military bomb squads, as managing director Peter Rowland explains in today’s interview hosted by Ellen Phiddian.

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