Congrats to our imaging lab manager Zach Randall for being recognized by FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) in their 2019 BioArt contest. This stunning White-barred boxfish CT scan is from a Yale Peabody Museum specimen that’s part of the oVert TCN project.
CT scanning is a non-invasive way to get a glimpse into something without damaging it. It’s very common to CT scan humans for medical reasons, but scientists have scanned everything from archaeological artifacts to collection specimens. Our scientists are participating in the oVert project with the goal of CT scanning 20,000 fluid-preserved specimens from U.S. museum collections.
Specimen: Yale Peabody Museum (YPM006259)
Species: White-barred boxfish, Anoplocapros lenticularis