3D Skeletons and Skulls – RDSVS

Tasmanian Devil 3D skeleton

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.

Learn more about CT scans on Wikipedia

View the 3D animal skeletons and skulls on Sketchfab


Screen Shot of the Open.Ed SketchFab pag

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.