Computed tomography as art

A friend (h/t David) sent this to me a bit over a week ago, and now that I’m less distracted by work, I thought I’d pass it along!  On August 23rd, The Daily Mail reported on a new science-based art form: making art out of images generated via computed tomography!

Hong Kong radiologist Kai-hung Fung takes the data generated during a CT scan and colors them using a ‘rainbow technique’ of his own design.  The images which result are quite striking, such as this image of the back of the nose:

I’ve always been intrigued by the intersection of art with science; with today’s software, it is possible and even useful to present scientific data with an eye towards beauty as well as clarity.  Add to that amazing imaging technology like CT scans (which I discuss in this old post), and one can make jaw-dropping art.

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2 Responses to Computed tomography as art

  1. The Wife says:

    Amazing that it looks like another part of the anatomy…

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