HOWTO turn an MRI of a crocodile skull into a 3D printed replica

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8 Responses to “HOWTO turn an MRI of a crocodile skull into a 3D printed replica”

  1. jtegnell says:

    I bet this could be used to make replicas of fossils still in matrix.

  2. Crackermack says:

    HOWTO bonk an RSS reader with a really big embedded image!

  3. Anonymous says:

    A CT scan is not an MRI. MRIs utilize a stationary scanner utilizing magnetic resonance for imaging, while CT scanners utilizes a mobile table with an X-ray scanning ring to image an object in slices, and then uses a computer to composite those slices into a navagable 3D image.

    CT is also much better for bone imaging than MRI, generally speaking.

  4. CastanhasDoPara says:

    That’s actually a really neat application of this technology. There are so many things I could do with this if money wasn’t an object.

  5. Anonymous says:

    the technique has already been used in forensics, where reverse engineering gives you the possiblity of presenting bone damage as evidence in court (location, numbers, succession of blows) but spare the family of the “old school” way to do this (which is – sever the head, remove the soft tissue and bury the skull after trial).
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=kettner%20potente

  6. gpvillamil says:

    Yeah, I wrote the original article and it is a CT scan, as it says in my text. I’ll ask Cory to change the title to reflect that.

    Digimorph at UT is a cool project – worth checking out.

  7. jon_anon says:

    Not an MRI, but a CT scan (Computed tomography, what used to be called a CAT scan). Presumably you could do the same with an MRI, but MRI is more suited to soft tissues than bone.

  8. someToast says:

    Resizing half-meg images in HTML makes baby Jebus cry.

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