Post by Mitch Todd Post by Piotr Mancini Post by Mitch Todd 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
?????????? https://www.slicer.org?? (**)
(*) 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.
Who? They have to be recognized experts (I have "recruited" them all,
those from my side, anyway) and contrary to all other evidence, for the
autopsy material Kennedy authorization is required.
If they want to contact you on this, I'm pretty sure
they will. If they don't want to, they won't. It's up
Post by Piotr Mancini Post by Mitch Todd
For 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?
That was then and this is now. Either Urban Legend of actual policy stated
that a secret deal was reached between Ted Kennedy and the keepers, The
famous "Deed of Gift". However, I have been repeatedly told, in writing
and by phone that the Archives have absolutely no problem with me bringing
a top quality film digitizer, which they would have to certify, obviously.
"We would use the newest, latest and greatest medical film FDA approved
digitizers in the world ??? Vidar. In fact their newest model, the
Edge. Vidar controls 80% of the worldwide marketplace for medical film
The absolute must is that the petition (being rather clever, I added a
donation back to The Archives) must have be of an inclusive nature.
My designated contact at The Archives underscored this when I asked his
?????????? "THAT IS THE WAY TO DO IT, Mr. HERRERA"
?????????? "I DON'T SEE WHY NOT"
I almost fell on my hindquarters (*)
I'd really like to see the entire conversation on that.
Like I said, Everything I've ever read or been told
about the autopsy materials delivered by the Deed of
Gift says that researchers are not allowed to take
copies of the photos and x-rays. Were that not true,
I'd expect other researchers would have caught on
and we'd be inundated with high-quality copies of
the x-rays and photos. Further, IIRC, the Archives
made high-quality digital copies of the autopsy photos
and x-rays at the very end of the ARRB effort. If
that's the case, why would you even need to bring a
digitizer? Why not just ask for copies of the scans?
I guess the way to sum up is to say, I'll believe
it when I actually see it.
That being said, I noticed you didn't respond to my
question as to how you think that Slicer is really
going to help you with just two lateral views an one
AP view. Have you actually asked the guys behind it
whether it will work as you assume. And have you
received a positive reply from them? Or any reply at
Post by Piotr Mancini
(*)Jim Di is having a ball with all this, after all he was the one who
"discovered" me. Keeps on saying: "Ramon, ask and you shall receive".
Won't clarify the precise nature of his cryptic comment, though.
As we all know, Jim is a well-known expert on
medical forensics and tomography....not.
Kennedy family to make available at their discretion. In what other murder
of the victim. I wonder if at this late date a Freedom of Information
to the Kennedy family. It seems to me these should become part of the