No, this is not a new technology that replaces CT, MRI Scans, and X-rays.
Video of the Anatomage table is shared as new technology that replaces scans and x-rays
C.T Scan, MRI, X’RAYS will be the story of the past. New digital technology has arrived. Now Doctors can see your body live on screen. Look at this video.
A video clip showing 3D images of the internal parts of the human body on a large rectangular screen is viral on social media platforms with the claim that it is a new technology used by doctors to see the patient’s organs live. The posts also mentioned that CT scans, MRIs, and X-rays will be the story of the past due to this new technology. Posts with such a claim can be seen here, here, and here.
What is the truth?
When reverse-searching the keyframes of the viral video we found that the device is not a new technology but an existing one used by medical institutions during lectures. The Standford Medicine Youtube channel is found carrying a video with similar visuals in one of its videos dated 13, March 2011. The video titled ‘Teaching Anatomy in the 21st century’ shows a similar rectangular table-like screen.
The description part reads “The traditional praxis for teaching anatomy is teamed up with 21st Century technology, and could become a new, hybrid educational model. This video captures the first day of a newly-designed anatomy course that combines traditional prosection with stereoscopic images, and a virtual dissection table.”
A Researchgate webpage is found carrying an image of the virtual dissection table. This image uploaded in January 2013 is captioned as ‘anatomage table’.
With further search, we found several images similar to the one from the viral video. Multiple similar videos are also found as a result of the search.
The anatomage website mentioned the Anatomage Table as the most technologically advanced 3D anatomy visualization and virtual dissection tool for anatomy and physiology education.
The page further states that the Anatomage Table is both a virtual library of human and animal cadavers, as well as a clinical diagnostic tool by visualization of any Medical CT, CBCT, or MRI scan.
A PDF file titled ‘Anatomage Table’ on the ‘openmindlaboratory’ website mentions the applications and features of the table.
It is found that the anatomage table seen in the viral video during a medical lecture is falsely shared as a new technology that replaces CT, MRI Scans, and X-rays.