Snail, micro-CT scan

Snail, micro-CT scan

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

Caption: Snail (Scutalus sp.), micro-CT scan. 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. This specimen was stained with iodine to provide contrast in the soft tissue, allowing features such as the nerves and muscles to be visualised. Image by Dan Sykes.

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