Monday, February 27, 2006

 

1st 3-D image of coelacanth produced

[Evolution News]: Science & Nature : "The Tokyo Institute of Technology and GE Yokogawa Medical Systems Ltd. have joined forces to successfully produce the world's first 3-D image of a coelacanth, a species of fish that has survived unchanged in the Earth's oceans for 400 million years.

The Hino, Tokyo-based company scanned a coelacanth that the university had received from Tanzania using a cutting edge computerized axial tomography imaging system. This system can simultaneously record 64 images per second, each image representing a 'slice' of the object being scanned. The gap between slices is 0.6 millimeter."

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