Interactive streaming services on ultra-high-resolution synchrotron 3D scans of human anatomy

Interspectral is excited to announce the launch of our interactive Streaming services on the ultra-high-resolution synchrotron 3D scans of human anatomy on the ‘UCL-ESRF Human Organ Atlas’, using data from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF).

With a brand-new generation of high-energy synchrotron, the ESRF is the world’s brightest X-ray source and a centre of excellence for fundamental and innovation-driven research in condensed and living matter science. Located in Grenoble, France, the ESRF owes its success to the international cooperation of 21 partner countries.

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France

ESRF is the world’s brightest synchrotron (particle accelerator) – a unique tool for science. The scans are captured with a novel technology called HiP-CT (Hierarchical Phase-Contrast Tomography). Developed in a pan-European collaboration between University College London (UCL) and the ESRF, HiP-CT enables the scanning of human organs at up to 100 times higher resolution than a conventional medical CT scanner.

Dr. Paul Tafforeau imaging the complete brain of a Covid-19 victim using the HiP-CT (Hierarchical Phase-Contrast Tomography).

With Interspectral’s state-of-the-art streaming services, users can now experience a revolutionary way of exploring the intricacies of the human body organs online.

  • We are committed to providing users with the most advanced and engaging way to learn about the human body and the hidden inside. We are proud to partner with ESRF to bring this innovative service to the public, says Isabelle Hachette, CEO of Interspectral.
  • With the streaming service from Interspectral we now have the possibility to visualize our complex data and stream high-resolution 3D scans of human organs directly on the Human Organ Atlas website ( without having to download large data volumes first, says Andy Götz, at ESRF.
Interspectral’s interactive streaming service showing 3D reconstruction of the left lung upper lobe from a covid victim.

Interspectral’s interactive streaming service offers a variety of features, such as interactive zoom in and out and rotate, and the ability to virtually cut through the organs for a detailed look at every structure. This allows users to get a deeper understanding of the anatomy and physiology of human organs. Users can interact with the volumes and get a closer look at the innerworkings of the human organs. The streaming service can run on any device without the need to download the data which can require long download times, high-end GPU cards, and large memory storage disks to visualise.

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