July 21, 2009

Image: CT Brain Art

New Scientist magazine currently has a gallery up featuring beautiful art made from real live CT scans of different body parts. Radiologist Kai-hung Fung digitally manipulates images of CT scans so as to make them look more appealing. One of his shots featuring the inside of the nose won the 2007 International Science and Engineering Visualisation Challenge.

Here is a shot featuring the brain:

It is a view of the brain from above it. One can see the complex network of arteries and veins (dark blue) and the base of the skull is shown in green.

1 comment:

  1. Love the brain scan as art photos! It is amazing really how through various means, peering into the body one can see so much beauty emerge. Same with micro and macro photography of anything in nature, from atoms to deep space.