Preparing to be scanned
Meresamun being prepared to be scanned. The work was done by scientists at the University of Chicago using CT (Computed Tomography) scans. These combine X-rays with advanced computer processing technology to create accurate detailed images of the body’s internal structures and organs. The Philips 256-slice Brilliance iCT scanner works at very high speeds. In the living this means it can produce a full body scan in under a minute and accurately capture moving organs, including the entire heart in just two beats. Meresamun is the only mummy to have been scanned on such an advanced CT scanner.