CT scan
Image of the Day: Keep a Cool Head 
Image of the Day: Keep a Cool Head 
The Scientist Staff | Jan 17, 2018
Scientists take a close look at how cloven hoofed mammals use selective brain cooling to survive in the heat. 
Image of the Day: Flying Blood Bag
Image of the Day: Flying Blood Bag
The Scientist Staff | Aug 22, 2017
A novel contrast agent capable of staining the finest blood vessels reveals an elaborate, entwined network in this pigeon’s CT scan. 
Early Hominin Hearing
Early Hominin Hearing
Karen Zusi | Sep 29, 2015
Based on the structure of fossilized skulls and ear bones, researchers learn that early hominins heard sounds best between the frequencies that humans and chimpanzees do.
Revealing Metamorphosis
Revealing Metamorphosis
Kate Yandell | May 14, 2013
Three-dimensional imaging of living chrysalises shows how butterflies develop.
Ancient Pharaoh Was Murdered
Ancient Pharaoh Was Murdered
Jef Akst | Dec 18, 2012
DNA samples and CT scans reveal that Ramesses III likely had his throat slashed by his son and other conspirators.
CT Scans Increase Risk of Cancer
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 7, 2012
Exposure to doses of radiation used in some diagnostics in childhood can triple the risk of brain cancer and leukemia as an adult.
Mite Found on Ancient Spider
Tia Ghose | Nov 9, 2011
Using CT scanning, scientists were able to visualize a tiny mite hitching a ride on a 50-million-year old spider.
Mummy Cancer
Mummy Cancer
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 28, 2011
Researchers diagnose the second oldest known case of prostate cancer in a two-thousand-year-old-Egyptian mummy.
Scanning Ancient Animal Mummies
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 1, 2011
A collection of ancient Egyptian animal mummies from the Brooklyn Museum is subjected to the powerful X-rays of a CT scanner in order to peer through the centuries-old packaging. 
Unveiling Animal Mummies
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 1, 2011
Powerful CT scans reveal thousand-year-old secrets from a collection of preserved animals from ancient Egypt.