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"Sound Track," by Kai-hung Fung


"Sound Track," by Kai-hung Fung

"Sound Track."

This artistically rendered 3-D computed tomography (CT) scan shows a view inside the human ear canal. The two tiny bones (center) are the ear ossicles known as malleus and incus marking the location of the ear drum that guards the opening to the middle ear.

This artwork was created by Kai-hung Fung, a specialist in diagnostic radiology at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China. Using 3-D CT scans of human anatomy, Fung digitally manipulates the scans into beautiful, artistic images.

Fung received recognition for his work in 2007, when his image "What Lies Behind our Nose?" won first place in photography in the International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge (SciVis) competition, created and sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the journal Science. The competition seeks to promote the use of visualization as a tool in communicating science, engineering and technology to the public and for education and journalistic purposes. For more information about SciVis, including competition guidelines, entry forms and past winners artwork, see the SciVis Special Report. [See another image by Kai-hung Fung Here.] (Date of Image: 2009)

Credit: ęKai-hung Fung 2009, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
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