Nubian skull, micro-CT scan

Nubian skull, micro-CT scan

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Credit: DAN SYKES/NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Nubian skull, micro-CT scan. This image shows a 2,000 year old skull of a man who lived in Nubia, along the Nile river. He has suffered a sharp force trauma to the front of the skull and a blunt force trauma to the back of the skull. Both wounds show evidence of bone remodelling indicating that neither wound was fatal. This image was acquired using X-ray micro-Computed Tomography (also known as micro-CT). A micro-CT scanner projects a beam of X-rays through the sample onto a detector panel. Images are collected over a 360° rotation and these are then reconstructed to form a virtual 3D model of the specimen. This virtual object that can be viewed from all angles and sliced open or digitally dissected. Image by Dan Sykes.

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