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Female body, CT scan. Three-dimensional computed tomography (CT) scan of a female as viewed from behind. This image was produced using a multi- slice CT scanner, which uses a thin X-ray beam to scan around the patient to create 'slices' of the body. A computer reconstructs the slices into coloured three-dimensional images including bones and soft tissue. This image was created using OsiriX medical imaging software which enables surgeons to navigate through 3-D animated fly- throughs of the data.
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