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X-ray images in full colour

Detector technologies developed at CERN can produce stunning colour X-ray computed tomography images, but bringing them to hospitals is challenging.

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Fig. 1: Colour X-ray computed tomography (CT) image of a human wrist and the Timepix3 chip.


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Correspondence to Zoe Budrikis.

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Budrikis, Z. X-ray images in full colour. Nat Rev Phys 1, 524–526 (2019).

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