The New York Times reports that researchers in New Zealand have captured three-dimensional, color x-rays of the human body using a new scanner that counts subatomic particles as they meet pixels to generate extremely high-resolution images of soft tissues.

“We can make out details of various tissues, like bones, fats, water and cartilage, all functioning together inside the human system,” says Anthony Butler, a radiologist at Otago University in New Zealand, who developed the scanner with his father, Phil Butler, a physicist. “It really is like the upgrade from black-and-white film to color. It’s a whole new x-ray experience.”

Read the full story in the New York Times.