Smithsonian’s CT scan man

Published on December 13th, 2011 | by Admin


The Washington Post has posted an interesting article about Bruno Frohlich, the man responsible for CT scan all sorts of amazing things at the Smithsonian Museum.

“In the old days, 20 years ago, we would do an autopsy, cut the body open,” Frohlich says of studying mummies. No need for such destructive science now. Just scan an object, and a three-dimensional image of its innards appears.

Frohlich said few other museums own full-size CT machines. And now the Smithsonian owns two. A faster, higher-resolution scanner arrived in September, again a used model (again donated by Siemens) that retails for about $250,000. It’s a gleaming white five-foot-tall vertical doughnut with a sliding table attached, squeezed into Frohlich’s third-floor laboratory.

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Story: Brian Vastag, Washington Post | Photo: Washington Post

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