30 Jul '15, 5pm

We Should 3D Scan People

We Should 3D Scan People

It’s really simple to come up with a laundry list of how adding 3D scanning to medical procedures isn’t feasible. It would add a huge amount of expense in the form of equipment, personnel, and training. But I would wager the same arguments came up when first introducing MRI technology and look where we are with that now. Most neurological problems include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as a diagnostic tool. For ailments where MRI is not ideal, the CT scan is used, and even more widespread is the use of ultrasound imaging technology. It’s worth looking at some of the highly touted emerging medical tech to see if we can figure out where it’s leading us. So if money and manpower weren’t issues, what role would 3D scanning play in healthcare?

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/07/30/we-should-3d-scan-people/

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