Want to see a baseball sliced like a tomato? (Video)

Want to see a baseball sliced like a tomato? (Video)

Summary: If you want to see what's inside a baseball, this one's for you.

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If you want to see what's inside a baseball, this one's for you.

Tomography (from the ancient Greek word tomos, which means a cut part or slice, and the word graph, which means to write) is one of modern medicine's coolest tech tricks.

If you think you've never heard of it, you probably actually have. It's the T in the medical acronyms CT or CAT scan and PET scan, which are X-ray-based diagnostic procedures that provide visual representations of slices of the human body.

This funky, compelling video from GE artistically represents what we'd have to go through to section objects with real-world blades in order to get the kind of detailed information about what's inside that's provided by our medical imaging techniques.

According to the Analog Slices video, results from PET/CT scans for cancers are so good that further testing can often be avoided.

In my opinion, avoiding extra tests saves money, and getting to a diagnosis more quickly reduces pain and anxiety, and may save lives.

Did you have fun with the video? Let us know how you liked it, and share any cool tomography stories in the TalkBacks below.

Topic: CXO

About

Denise Amrich is a Registered Nurse, the health care advisor for the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute, and a mentor for the Virtual Campus at Florida's Brevard Community College.


Nothing in this article is meant to be a substitute for medical advice, and shouldn't be considered as such. If you are in need of medical help, please see your doctor.

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  • RE: Want to see a baseball sliced like a tomato? (Video)

    Isn't it amazing that all the man made items had to be encased in resin before slicing, but Mother Natures work is so good, it stands on its own?

    Ludo
    Ludovit
    • RE: Want to see a baseball sliced like a tomato? (Video)

      @Ludovit, reference: Joyce Kilmer
      dheady
  • RE: Want to see a baseball sliced like a tomato? (Video)

    So cool! It is amazing to see this in action. It's especially cool to see how far CT scans have come.
    Catena Creations
  • Cadaver Slices

    I'm not sure if it was G.E. that did it, but some time ago something very similar was done to a cadaver. Very cool.
    WarhavenSC
  • RE: Want to see a baseball sliced like a tomato? (Video)

    What video?
    fairportfan
    • RE: Want to see a baseball sliced like a tomato? (Video)

      @fairportfan
      Never mind - came up when the post refreshed the page, despite NOT coming up on two manual refreshes before that...
      fairportfan
  • RE: Want to see a baseball sliced like a tomato? (Video)

    "CAT scan and PET scan, which are X-ray-based "

    PET scans are not X-ray based.
    ttrtilley
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  • Dammit

    My brain read 'Basketball' for some reason, and I clicked in wondering what new speedy laser grid someone came up with for slicing stuff up *really* quickly, as that was the only way I could think of slicing a basketball without it bursting...

    Actually, that was a thought-provoking video.
    SiO2
  • Fantastic!

    What's the music? (That was pretty cool too.)
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