Special Feature 2007 Visualization Challenge Winners Benjamin Leste. Photography: Firsty place (TIE) Kai-hung Fung.
The upward-looking angle that Fung used was fascinating, says panel of judges member Sherry Marts. "You react [to the image] on two levels; it piques your curiosity, and then draws you in to the information that's contained in [it]." Human anatomy it may be, but the airways that riddle the space behind our noses take on an alien aspect in this unearthly rendering created by Kai-hung Fung, a radiologist at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Hong Kong.
A computed tomography (CT) scan from a 33-year-old Chinese woman being examined for thyroid disease provided the raw data for Fung's rendering. He stacked together 182 thin CT "slices" to create a 3D image looking upward at the sinuses from underneath the head.
Fung chose to use the patient's CT images for his rendering, he remembers, because "[she had] a very straight nasal septum and wavy... Continuar leyendo