Prof. LEE, Yuk-Wai Wayne, Chinese University of Hong Kong
We are glad to have the latest spectral (multi-energy) CT system which enables non-invasive imaging and quantification of various components simultaneously in small animals. With this MARS system, we are able to conduct researches which were not possible in the past. We are looking forward to more exciting translational researches with this unique system
Assoc Prof Steven Gieseg, University of Canterbury
The MARS scanner gives us the ability to rapidly and non-destructively characterise atherosclerotic plaques at high resolutions.
Without this technology, we would be unable to compare the biochemistry of the plaques and understand the effect of calcification on cell behaviour.
Chair Professor Ge Wang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
My lab is blessed to have the latest MARS photon-counting micro-CT scanner. This spectral (multi-energy) CT will be used for preclinical research and development and translation to clinical applications such as targeted nanoparticle imaging and quantitative molecular imaging. The MARS system is the only product in the market that enables important investigations with photon-counting detectors and redefines the state of the art.
Dr Vince Vardhanabhuti, The University of Hong Kong
We are fortunate to have the MARS scanner at HKU Department of Diagnostic Radiology with it state-of-the-art photon-counting detectors and multi-spectral energy capability. My lab has been working on various aspects from using deep learning in image reconstruction, exploring the use of novel contrast agents, imaging of mouse tumour models, as well as dental imaging. It has fostered a truly multi-disciplinary collaboration in our university and in Hong Kong.