Could we adapt space scanning technology for medical use?

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Paul Anderson  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Dear Chris and team,

Astronomers point their equipment at a star and they tell us it weighs so much and is composed of this element and that element.

If they point their equipment at an apple on a wall, what can they tell us about the apple?

If their equipment is now miniaturised to wristwatch size and contains a chip with my medical records on it, could that equipment then be set to tell me that as I have a deficiency in element 'x' and this object on the wall contains 'x' that I should eat the apple?

Regards

Paul

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Could we adapt space scanning technology for medical use?
« Reply #1 on: 20/02/2009 11:29:42 »
I like that idea!
How much will this cost though?