Navigation Links
Researchers Use CT and 3-D Printers to Recreate Dinosaur Fossils
Date:11/19/2013

OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from computed tomography (CT) scans can be used with three-dimensional (3-D) printers to make accurate copies of fossilized bones, according to new research published online in the journal Radiology.

Fossils are often stored in plaster casts, or jackets, to protect them from damage. Getting information about a fossil typically requires the removal of the plaster and all the sediment surrounding it, which can lead to loss of material or even destruction of the fossil itself.

German researchers studied the feasibility of using CT and 3-D printers to nondestructively separate fossilized bone from its surrounding sediment matrix and produce a 3-D print of the fossilized bone itself.

"The most important benefit of this method is that it is non-destructive, and the risk of harming the fossil is minimal," said study author Ahi Sema Issever, M.D., from the Department of Radiology at Charite Campus Mitte in Berlin. "Also, it is not as time-consuming as conventional preparation."

Dr. Issever and colleagues applied the method to an unidentified fossil from the Museum fur Naturkunde, a major natural history museum in Berlin. The fossil and others like it were buried under rubble in the basement of the museum after a World War II bombing raid. Since then, museum staff members have had difficulty sorting and identifying some of the plaster jackets.

Researchers performed CT on the unidentified fossil with a 320-slice multi-detector system. The different attenuation, or absorption of radiation, through the bone compared with the surrounding matrix enabled clear depiction of a fossilized vertebral body.

After studying the CT scan and comparing it to old excavation drawings, the researchers were able to trace the fossil's origin to the Halberstadt excavation, a major dig from 1910 to
'/>"/>

SOURCE Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Nova Southeastern University Researchers Receive $4.1 Million Grant from Department of Defense to Investigate Gulf War Illness
2. Transparency Life Sciences Partners With Oncology Researchers At Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai To Assess Metformin In Prostate Cancer
3. Kaiser Permanente Researchers Honored for Drug Therapy Study
4. Pharmaceutical Giants Back Researchers in Unique US Competition
5. Northwestern Medicine Researchers Investigate New Stent Technology to Treat Coronary Artery Disease
6. Tisch MS Researchers Announce Breakthrough in Disease Monitoring
7. BiOptix announces low cost Surface Plasmon Resonance Services for Colorado-based researchers
8. University Researchers Use Biozoom Scanner To Investigate Relationship Between Stress And Work
9. Sony Biotechnology Inc.s New Technology for Science Provides Researchers Results in Color
10. Researchers Funded By The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Leverage $9.15 Million Investment By The Organization Into $91 Million In Subsequent Pancreatic Cancer Research Funding
11. Quantum Materials Corporation Supplies Tetrapod Quantum Dots to U.S. Government Researchers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/3/2015)... 3, 2015  BioElectronics Corporation (OTC Pink: BIEL), maker ... that Andrew J. Whelan , President will be ... "On Business" at 9am EDT on Wednesday, August 5 ... to: http://tunein.com/radio/Money-Matters-Boston-1120-s27548/ ... acceptance the company,s flagship product, ActiPatch Therapy, is achieving ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Mass. , Aug. 3, 2015 Merrimack ... company will host its Second Quarter 2015 Investor Conference ... 10.    The call will cover an ... of second quarter 2015 financials. A press release detailing ... be issued the afternoon of Monday, August 10. Investors ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... FRANCISCO, Calif. , Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... the treatment of cancer, today announced the promotion ... Debanjan Ray , who previously served ... management, has been promoted to senior vice president ... CytomX, Mr. Ray held positions as the vice ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:UpTick News Wire Radio Show Will Interview BioElectronics' CEO Andrew Whelan 2Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Announces Timing of Second Quarter 2015 Investor Conference Call 2CytomX Announces Management Team Promotions 2CytomX Announces Management Team Promotions 3
... , , , , , , , ... (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced today that the European Medicines Agency ... DLBCL which accounts for about 80% of aggressive non-Hodgkin,s lymphoma. ... for approval of pixantrone in mid-2010 and would be granted 10 ...
... DIEGO, Dec. 18 LifeVantage Corporation (OTC Bulletin ... science-based solutions to oxidative stress, announced today that the Company ... Zrii, LLC. Under the terms of this agreement, LifeVantage paid ... on the one hand, and the Company and many individuals ...
Cached Medicine Technology:European Medicines Agency Grants Cell Therapeutics Orphan Drug Designation for Pixantrone in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) 2European Medicines Agency Grants Cell Therapeutics Orphan Drug Designation for Pixantrone in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) 3LifeVantage Announces Settlement of Zrii Litigation 2LifeVantage Announces Settlement of Zrii Litigation 3
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global ... health products, today welcomed the announcement by OPKO Health that the US Food ... new treatment for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and vitamin D insufficiency, which uses ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... emergency dental services to help patients in need. Most people know that general health ... hospital emergency. Unfortunately, a fewer amount of people know where to turn to during ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... Novatus, Inc. today launched the largest ... well as announced the date of its next major release. , Version 6.0 ... tasks as well as enhancements to the customer experience. Users now enjoy ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Florida (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... for Physician Leadership ® and Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis ... , Fifty-five percent of respondents said they agreed or strongly agreed that the ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... to announce the development of it’s new program “Designing Secure Healthcare Systems” ... architects, engineers and technology leaders from healthcare organizations with access to the tactics, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Catalent’s OptiShell™ Technology is Delivery Platform for OPKO Health’s New Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment 2Health News:Catalent’s OptiShell™ Technology is Delivery Platform for OPKO Health’s New Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment 3Health News:Los Angeles Dental Practice, Sunset Plaza Dental, Now Offers Emergency Dental Services 2Health News:Los Angeles Dental Practice, Sunset Plaza Dental, Now Offers Emergency Dental Services 3Health News:Novatus Unveils Milestone Software Release 2Health News:Survey Finds Support for the Affordable Care Act Among Physician Leaders 2Health News:Survey Finds Support for the Affordable Care Act Among Physician Leaders 3Health News:Sensato and Divurgent are pleased to announce the development of it’s new program “Designing Secure Healthcare Systems” 2Health News:Sensato and Divurgent are pleased to announce the development of it’s new program “Designing Secure Healthcare Systems” 3Health News:Sensato and Divurgent are pleased to announce the development of it’s new program “Designing Secure Healthcare Systems” 4
... genetic risk factor that increases the likelihood that youth will ... of involved and supportive parenting, according to a new University ... issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology ... over time to see how a genetic risk factor interacts ...
... 10 Primary Wave Media, one of the ... announced the creation of its new 1-800-HOSPICE marketing ... care market has become very competitive and these ... Wave,s 1-800-HOSPICE marketing package provides individual hospices with ...
... ZweigWhite,s just-released 2009 AEC Industry Outlook: Strategy and ... shake-up in the markets that firm leaders in the ... most promising. While health care still holds the top ... on project funding, three of last year,s top five ...
... nation, , , TUESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A North Carolina ... more than doubled in that state since the early 1990s -- ... country as a whole. , "We were actually surprised by ... medicine at the University of North Carolina and the study,s lead ...
... Sport Science and Management degree programme. The first of its ... produce professionals with relevant knowledge and pertinent skills for engagement ... at facilitating the growth of the sports and leisure industry ... Asia Pacific sports market are evident. According to a global ...
... Alice Jacobs, MD, FACC, FAHA, director of the Cardiac ... is the recipient of the Drake Award. The award ... annual conference in Bethel, Maine. , The Drake ... Eugene Drake, considered to be the first physician in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study: Genetic risk for substance use can be neutralized by good parenting 2Health News:Primary Wave Media Launches 1-800-HOSPICE 2Health News:New Study Reveals Shake-Up in the Most Promising AEC Markets for 2009 2Health News:Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise 2Health News:Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise 3Health News:Nanyang Technological University launches first-ever sports degree in Singapore 2Health News:Nanyang Technological University launches first-ever sports degree in Singapore 3Health News:Boston Medical Center cardiologist receives Drake Award 2
... ergonomic chairs with concave seats and ... Select options like seats, backrests, armrests, ... the BE Series for top performance ... industry, education, laboratory, clean room, static ...
... concave seats and large backrests with lumbar ... armrests, and casters and glides. • Choose ... a variety of environments including: industry, education, ... and office. • With tubular base • ...
... ergonomic chairs with concave seats and large ... like seats, backrests, armrests, and casters and ... top performance in a variety of environments ... control, health care and office. • With ...
Contoured waterfall-front ergonomic seats and generous backrests with lumbar support are standard on these ergonomic chairs. • With casters • With Tubular Base....
Medicine Products: