Technology Mainstay Newer Industrial Processes, 3D Imaging holds Promise for Current Growth Trends

Published Date : Feb 02, 2016

The utilization of technology is the backbone of operations across several industry sectors. This includes automotive, media and entertainment, and defense and aerospace among others. With automation in processes and increasing demand for high-value services, the advancement of technology has become a necessity.

3D Imaging Beneficial for High-value End Result

3D imaging is one of the many advanced technologies that are used across a wide spectrum of industry verticals. 3D imaging enables a three dimensional object to be rendered on a two dimensional surface, wherein an optical illusion is created for the depth of the object. Service providers of 3D imaging have the necessary tools and knowledge to create a digital replica of objects. However, the digital optical differs from the real object to a very small degree.

3D imaging has emerged to be exceptional useful in certain applications. Medical imaging and characterization of automated industrial processes are some of them. In the entertainment industry, depiction of ideas and design in a visual format is significantly important. Thus, the entertainment industry exhibits substantial demand for 3D imaging technologies.

In the emerging economies of Asia Pacific, especially China and India, development in the major spheres is adopting the utilization of 3D imaging technologies. 3D imaging has benefitted healthcare, industrial automation, and defense sectors in these countries to name a few.

In the healthcare sector, 3D scanning is preferred for several reasons. The utilization of 3D scanning lies in ultrasound, gynecology, computed tomography, dentistry, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiology, oncology, and orthopedics for digital representation of the patient’s medical condition. 

Clinical Research Benefits with 3D Imaging

3D imaging has been beneficial for clinical research as well. In a recently carried out clinical trial, researchers at the University of Colorado employed mass-spectral imaging system to be integrated with EUV laser for the 3D mapping of cellular compositions. This allowed researchers to observe cells how they respond to medication. 

In addition to this, researchers said that the technology is suitable to understand sources of pathogens that are propagated for bioterrorism and to discover new methods in order to overcome antibiotic resistance that occurs among patients with surgical implants.

Extreme ultraviolet laser and mass-spectral imaging technology are the components of the instrument for the research purpose.