"Nano-CT" pictures of a bone sample with a diameter less than that of a human hair. Clearly visible are interconnective channels between bone cell cavities which are only some 100 nanometres thick
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New generation X-ray machine unveiled

Scientists in Germany and Switzerland have unveiled 3D imaging of a mouse bone fragment which is narrower than a human hair.

The images were generated using a prototype X-ray device which they say can bring unprecedented detail to X-ray imaging.

Visible inside the bone fragment are 100-nanometre channels which make up the interconnective network between bone cells.

  • 21 Sep 2010