4D Imaging – CTXV

CTXV is a novel computed tomographic X-ray velocimetry imaging technique that can examine and diagnose diseased organs in-vivo. It allows the simultaneous three-dimensional measurement of flow and vessel geometry.

Associate Professor Andreas Fouras has collaborated with numerous staff in the Faculty of Medicine including Professor Stuart Hooper (MHTP) in the development of the CTXV 4D imaging technology.

They team have so far successfully completed four distinct animal trials using mouse models to assess lung diseases. All four trials have clearly demonstrated that the researcher’s approach of measuring lung motion allows for early, accurate and regional detection of abnormal lung function. In some cases the detection of pathology was visualised much earlier than invasive diagnostic methods such as biopsy.