New x-ray imaging technique emerges from the dark

Aug 29, 2021 Radiology Updates

X-ray dark-field chest imaging – a new technique touted as the most significant advance in standard chest x-ray in 100 years – has shown for the first time it may help diagnose lung disease in humans.

German researchers designed and built a prototype and tested the system in healthy patients. They confirmed x-ray dark-field chest imaging picks up signals in the lungs that are undetected in standard chest x-rays and established its qualitative and quantitative characteristics.

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