Not to mention that things llike CAT scans are a standard archaeology tool these days.
"Mummies have been used in medicine to calibrate CAT scan machines at levels of radiation that would be too dangerous for use on living people."
Great, this is all I'll be thinking about during my next CT scan, lol
Yeah, but how do they get the mummies to keep still?
They should really use cats to calibrate mummy scans.
I'm a Developer/Engineer with the world leading company in CAT and MR technologies. I can guarantee you there a no mummies. We use phantoms to calibrate the machines. These are filled with *liquids* duh! We could dress them up as mummies for Halloween, maybe...
Total bullshit, CT machines are calibrated with "phantoms " that have areas/plugs of known densities. They are NEVER calibrated on living humans as the article suggests. Calibrating one on a mummy with unknown non-linear densities is a stupid way to go about it.
I doubt it. Mummafied tissue is probably not that similar to live tissue. Imaging phantoms are easily obtained, and I cannot think of any scenario where you would need an ancient corpse to calibrate your scanner. Source: I'm a CT tech.
they also cure cholera and smallpox if you sprinkle some powdered mummy on your morning toast
Okay, I have had several people who sound like they know what they're talking about tell me this is not true. I am going to contact the website I sourced, which is supposed to be aimed at students and teachers, and ask them to explain or edit this entry. I'll report back.
CAT =/= CT. Nobody in medicine uses a CAT scan anymore, it's obsolete.