Med student diagnoses cultural objects with radiology art

Art critics can debate the artistic merits of this project, but its novelty can't be disputed.  Below are images of a few everyday objects x-ray'd with an old four-slice CT scanner by Satre Stuelke, a 44-year-old medical student living in New York who also holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Art critics can debate the artistic merits of this project, but its novelty can't be disputed.  Below are images of a few everyday objects x-ray'd with an old four-slice CT scanner by Satre Stuelke, a 44-year-old medical student living in New York who also holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Launched in 2007, Stuelke's Radiology Art project includes 34 scanned objects ranging from a Barbie doll to a Palm PDA, and even a McDonald's Fillet-O-Fish (pictured below).

To create the images, the ex-art professor assigns colors to the scans to reflect the varying densities of materials present throughout the object to achieve a balance that makes it  recognizable. Depending on the spread of densities within a particular subject, black or white backgrounds are chosen. Then the images are processed further in Adobe Photoshop for proper contrast and balance.

According to Stuelke, the project is, "Dedicated to the deeper visualization of various objects that hold unique cultural importance in modern society, this project intends to plant a seed of scientific creativity in the minds of all those inclined to participate."  The scans are available for sale as prints from the artist's website.

Credit: RadiologyArt.com

McDonald's Fillet-O-Fish Sandwich

DeLonghi Toaster

DeLonghi Toaster

Credit: radiologyart.com

Toy Elephant

(Via The New York Times)

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