In September, Florida's West Kendall Baptist Hospital got a very cool (and very important) new tool: The very first "superfast" body scanner designed by scientists at GE. The team at West Kendall just wrapped up a study of the machine—and the images and GIFs that resulted are wild.
Mr. Bones, a rare albino alligator at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, recently needed to get a CT Scan to investigate a problem with his jaw. This made for a pretty unique photo opportunity.
"Supposedly this is a picture of a CT scanner sans casing," writes io9-reader Monica, "but it looks more to me like a first-generation Stargate." We heartily agree – and just wait until you see what this beastly contraption looks like in motion.
This pig-shaped music box made it aboard one of the Titanic's lifeboats and played for hours while the ship sank. Now, thanks to the magic of computed tomography, we can listen to the pig's eerie tune.
Your brain is pretty important. If something's wrong you want a doctor to be able to peer in and see what's going on. But noninvasive scans are probably preferable to letting the spirits out of a little hole in your skull. Still, those scans usually have negative connotations, and Dutch painter Joris Kuipers is using…
Antonio Stradivari made over a thousand violins in his long lifetime. They're considered the most perfect violins ever made, and the 650 surviving instruments are incredibly valuable. Now, thanks to modern technology, every budding violinist could soon own an authentic Stradivarius. More or less.
A mummy preserved about 2,250 years ago in Egypt suffered from prostate cancer. The mummy tumors were detected using a technology that only recently became available, so it might mean lots more ancient cancer cases will be revealed.
When a headline says "Computer Technology Brings 300 Million-year-old Spider Fossils Back to Life," it's time to run to the hills, and start stockpiling canned food, gasoline cans, and weapons. Plenty of weapons.
A NYC med student decided to use a research CT scanner to take a peek at the innards of stuff he had lying around, including an iPhone, iBook, and electric razor.