Teeth by Kai-hung Fung
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"Teeth," by Kai-hung Fung

September 2, 2010

This artwork is a 3-D CAT scan of human teeth, with a viewpoint behind the lower set of teeth looking upwards towards the upper jaw. The crowns of the teeth are rendered in purple. The central root canal can be seen within the roots of the teeth (in blue).

This artwork was created by Kai-hung Fung, a specialist in diagnostic radiology at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China. Using 3-D computed tomography (CAT) scans of human anatomy, Fung digitally manipulates the scans into beautiful, artistic images.

Fung received recognition for his work in 2007, when his image "What Lies Behind our Nose?" won first place in photography in the International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge (SciVis) competition, created and sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the journal Science. The competition seeks to promote the use of visualization as a tool in communicating science, engineering and technology to the public and for education and journalistic purposes. For more information about SciVis, including competition guidelines, entry forms and past winners artwork, see the SciVis Special Report. [See more images by Kai-hung Fung Here.] (Date of Image: 2009)

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