News in brief: The super-big medical CMOS sensor

Yesterday the world’s tiniest medical camera had its five minutes of editorial fame; today it’s the turn of the world’s largest CMOS sensor that’s basking in the lime-light. It’s been called DynAMITe (Dynamic range Adjustable for Medical Imaging Technology) and is 12.8cm square. It’s about 200 times bigger than your average computer chip.

It’s been developed by the brainy peeps at the University of Lincoln. The idea is that it should aid detection of cancer tumours and better chart their responses to radiation. More brainy peeps at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital are looking at how to make it even more effective. Not sure when it’ll reach hospitals quite yet.

(Headsup to Engadget)

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