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  • Writer's pictureJonathon Jundt

Virtual Biopsy Era

Updated: Jan 26, 2022


A new era of micron resolution imaging is emerging. To determine a disease process in tissue, surgeons obtain a sample of tissue and submit it to a pathologist for histological analysis. Perhaps in the not too distant future, detailed imaging will provide enough data to accurately characterize tissues and diagnose noninvasively.

Hierarchical Phase-Contrast Tomography (HiP-CT) allows for whole organ to micron scale imaging. Potential applications are exciting and immense.

Explore the imaging here:

Walsh, C.L., Tafforeau, P., Wagner, W.L. et al. Imaging intact human organs with local resolution of cellular structures using hierarchical phase-contrast tomography. Nat Methods (2021).

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