Human Images From World's First Total-Body Scanner Unveiled (video) University of California - Davis Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption This is movie tracing the delivery and distribution of a radiolabeled sugar (fluorodeoxyglucose) following injection into a leg vein, captured in real time by the EXPLORER scanner. In the first few seconds following injection it travels to the heart from where it is distributed through the arteries to all the organs of the body. At around 3 minutes, some of the substance is excreted from the kidneys into the bladder. Gradual accumulation of the glucose can be seen in the heart, brain and liver over time. The EXPLORER scanner will allow the delivery, metabolism and excretion of many substances and drugs to be followed in the entire human body in a similar manner. https://youtu.be/JaszDkmgfMY Credit UC Davis and Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai. Usage Restrictions May be used with acknowledgement. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.