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"Web," by Kai-hung Fung

December 8, 2010

This artistically rendered 3-D computed tomography (CT) scan looking down the human head shows the complicated arteries and veins (in blue) supplying the brain above the base of the skull (in green). The skull base resembles a spider sitting in a web waiting for its next victim.

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 CT 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 another image by Kai-hung Fung Here.] (Date of Image: 2009)