Post by Piotr Mancini Post by Anthony Marsh
I don't get the point of your project.
Many experts already marked on demonstration skulls where they thought
the wounds were.
My point exactly. For the first time ever, we intend to bring a top
quality, state of the art film digitizer to The Archives. The 2 X-rays
(the most famous in history) will be the sole input of the process. In
short, we will be bringing a 3rd. dimension to the official facsimile of
the cranium and cerebrum.
Nobody has ever made this type of historical donation. I believe I have
the green light to proceed. All we need is about $5K (*) and several John
Hancocks: the more the merrier BUT by uniquely qualified individuals.
What can we do with that 3D model? Other than put it on the Internet you
mean? Well, we could superimpose it to a scene equivalent to this, in the
(*) It was $10K, I negotiated 50% pro-bono, 50% cold cash.
(**) Many thanks to Harvard!
I'm not sure why you think it would work. Slicer looks to be
designed for MRI/CAT/PET scan data, not for a pair of x-rays.
CT scans use a large number of x-ray exposures to create a
cross-section of the body in a certain plane, and multiple
slices (hence the name) so derived can be stacked together to
get a model. But that takes a very large number of exposures
from many different angles. I don't think that there's enough
information in a pair of x-rays to do the same. I went to the
Slicer site to see if they had an example where AP and lateral
x-rays were used to knit together a 3d model. Nada, zippo,
Paul Seaton had tried something like this a number of years
ago; the result was almost completely useless.
BTW, I've run into a couple of folks who've been to see
the autopsy materials, Form what I recall, the archives
will not let you take any sort of duplication device into
the room. Wouldn't a film scanner fall into that category?