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Peruvian mummy as seen by a SOMATOM Emotion 6CT scanner

Viewed from inside the SOMATOM Emotion 6CT scanner used at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the skeleton and internal organs of this well-preserved Peruvian mummy can now be studied non-destructively and non-invasively. CT scanners are fundamentally changing the way scientists examine museum specimens. The SOMATOM Emotion 6CT scanner was recently donated to the Smithsonian by Siemens Corp.

Image courtesy Bruno Frohlich

Image courtesy Bruno Frohlich


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  • Cícero Moraes

    Impressive! Can you share the DICOM file for me make a facial reconstruction? Is possilbe make the reconstruction with a video too (720).

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