Friday, January 28, 2011

Special - A Surprising Image


This image is made from stacking nearly 200 CT slices of a patient's sinus cavity. It was done by Dr. Kai-hung Fung, and tied for first place in the 2007 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.

I noticed this on Flavorwire, an arts newsletter I get. What does it look like to you?

12 comments:

*jen said...

It looks like a Georia O'Keefe to me. Imagine merging one of her flowers with one of her skulls, in technicolor! Of course, her paintings referenced female anatomy, so there's that, too.


*Jen

olenska said...

To me, it's an undersea creature-- a neon jellyfish, perhaps-- undulating through tropical waters. Stunning!

Kathryn said...

A metamorphosis: a night moth emerging from its chrysalis, a dark iris unfurling from its bud.

Vanessa said...

Oh wow, that is fantastic! To me it is a dragon crouching...though he does have rather insectoid features.

I would love to know how this creature would look if it had been constructed out of *blocked sinuses*, from which I suffer. I don't know what a slice of mine would actually look like, but I am betting that they wouldn't be a pretty sight.

Anonymous said...

Jen you took the words from my mouth. It's absolutely a Georgia O'Keefe. Beautiful.
- Lindaloo

ScentScelf said...

Ha! I figured I'd find O'Keefe when I opened the comments. Toss me on that wagon.

Though I once saw some amazing images at a show at the International Museum of Surgical Science...I am not surprised at all by simply hearing the word "sinuses."

Either way, a beauty thing, no?

AbsintheDragonfly said...

It looks like a cross between a dragonlike creature and perhaps a mothlike creature.

Very cool!
Amanda

brian said...

Gorgeous

chayaruchama said...

Electric dragon underworld rainbow beauty.

Rappleyea said...

Female anatomy in all of her glory.

Olfacta said...

Hello everybody -- I think it looks like a Rosarch test!

I keep wondering how he got that blue. It's so intense.

Bloody Frida said...

I too thought Georgie O'Keefe. Love it.

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