3D Skeletons and Skulls – RDSVS
Dr. Tobias Schwarz, of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, has openly licensed a collection of 3D CT scans of a variety of wild and domestic animal skeletons and skulls.
The 3D images have been shared on the Open.Ed Sketchfab account by Brian Mather, Senior E-Learning Developer at The Dick Vet, where they can be viewed, downloaded, re-used and re-shared. You can use the viewing tool in Sketchfab to zoom in and rotate the view to examine the images from a variety of angles. A Virtual Reality view is also provided!
A CT scan (X-ray computed tomography scans) combines multiple x-ray images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images allowing us to see inside the object without cutting. Digital geometry processing is then used to generate a three-dimensional image of the object. Medical imaging is the most common application of X-ray CT. Its cross-sectional images are used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in various medical disciplines.
Click here for a short lecture by Dr Tobias Schwarz on ‘Multiplanar and 3D Reconstruction in CT’ – Please note this short lecture is freely viewable and accessible but is not licensed for re-use.
Image: Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisili) 3D skeleton from the Open.Ed Sketchfab collection.