This Guy Rendered His Own Brain Scan In 3-D And It’s Morbid, But Also Fascinating
If you stop and think about it, medical technology is almost like modern-day science fiction.
Although the media and society at large pay attention to technological advancements, an outsized share of that attention is focused on more consumer-oriented inventions.
What gets lost in the shuffle is medical technology that is slowly becoming the stuff we once only found in books and movies. Take, for example, what Redditor taurus_manure was able to do following an MRI scan for migraines.
He was able to take data from his MRI scan and use another piece of software to create these 3-D renderings of his own skull.
Pretty wild, right? According to taurus_manure, the process of producing work like this is surprisingly easy.
What you need to do is first get a copy of the MRI data from your doctor. You might have to pay a small fee, but most will give these scans out for free.
Then you can take the 2-D images from the MRI data and combine them to create 3-D versions.
For the more technologically advanced, you can do this process by hand, but the Redditor suggests searching for DICOM 3-D reconstruction software on Google if you’re a beginner.
With the help of such software, you can get up close and personal with the inside of your own head.
But why would anyone do this?
Well, for one, 3-D models can be used to create 3-D printed body parts.
Unless you’re a doctor from the future, you’ll only be able to print those parts in plastic. That being said, it’d still be pretty cool to see your body turned inside out.
That would be awesome to have on display when guests come over. Talk about a conversation starter, am I right?