Most people have heard of the computerized tomography scan (CT scan). Many people have heart of this kind of scan because of its widespread use in medicine. The CT scan (also called CAT scan) allows doctors to take two dimensional (2D) x-rays to create three dimensional (3D) images. Since its creation, 3D scanning technology has been developed to be used in a wide variety of fields.
The 3D scanning technology was invented in 1972. Godfrey Hounsfield and Allan Cormack developed the first CT scanners. In 1979, the pair was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine and science for their work on computer assisted tomography. By 1974, CT scanners were starting to be used on a more widespread ba