Journey Through the Human Body

Submitted by: buddy 12 years ago Science
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/mpeg/umd_video.mpg
This video shows a cross-section of a human male from head to toe.
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Female 60
thats cool...
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Female 35
i saw the documentary on how it was made, and a friend of mine has the book that shows each individual slice, one on a page...
the book is neat, but i caught the documentary right at the part where they were sawing the guy up into four big chunks (to make the slicing easier, i guess). my mom and i sat there, horrified/mesmerized for about 20 minutes before we turned it off.
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Male 4
Looks like we`re only ones who belive in NMR technic AyEcHiHuAhUa...
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Female 1
hey guys if you look at it frame by frame you can naturally see that it is a male. how funny.
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Female 91
Sorry kanga, typpo. And I didn`t say it *wasn`t* sliced, I said I thought it was made with a MRI type device, which, it was. :-)

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Male 597
Sick, But cool!
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Male 4
`probably the NMR of which she speaks.` Hay!! kangaroo_md is he...not she!!!
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Female 748
Sorry kangaroo_md, and AyEcHiHuAhUa... Those are actually slices of a human body. The scenario was exactly what 600Burger explained. (I know cuz I watch too much TV... :P)

From road*runner`s link:

In August of 1991 NLM awarded a contract to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center to create the digital cross-sections of a 39-year old convicted murderer who had donated his body to science. The radiological data was created using commercial MRI and XRAY-CT. Two CT data sets were created: one of the fresh cadaver, the other after the cadaver was frozen. Then, the cadaver was embedded in gelatin, frozen and sliced from head to toe. As each layer was exposed, a color RGB photograph was taken. Over 1800 24-bit images 2048 by 1216 were created.

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Female 409
i liked that...really kewl.
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Male 1
This was made by freezing the body then slicing/grinding off thin layers at a time and taking a picture of the exposed part. There is also one of a woman.

http://www.crd.ge.com/esl/cgsp/projects/...

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Female 25
cool
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Female 179
Pretty cool
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Female 91
I totally agree with kangaroo_md, that was clearly made with some sort of resonating device akin to the MRI, probably the NMR of which she speaks.
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Male 75
"Some convict that was executed donated his body, so they froze him and sliced him little by little"

which was a HUGE deal, cause the family of the victim tried to block it cause it was a way for him to contine to live on through the internet

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Female 13
thats really cool to me!
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Male 89
I`m pretty sure they used deli slicer type deal like Lola said. Some convict that was executed donated his body, so they froze him and sliced him little by little. Really kinda gross, but very interesting.
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Female 992
WHoaaa..........*getting sick*
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Male 4
The technic of this film is really easy...I think they`ve used NMR which is Nuclear Magnetic Resonans (I know couse I`m a medical student :P)
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Female 14
i love stuff like this. they should really slow it down a bit though.
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Female 748
Cool! Has anyone else seen the documentary about how they made that? *shudder* I`ll never be able to look at a deli slicer the same way again.
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Male 107
Weird!
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Male 10,115
Link: Journey Through the Human Body [Rate Link] - This video shows a cross-section of a human male from head to toe.

:-)

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