Unique photo of a CT scanner’s insides [Amazing Photo of the Day]

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  • David Roper

    [@Neil Berman]
    That explains why I felt like I was leaning last time I had a CT scan. Whoa!

  • Neil Berman

    I zoomed in to the center of the photo to verify what I think I saw, and —- YES– that orange horizontal bar in the middle is a CARPENTER’S LEVEL!!!
    huh???

  • KMHamm

    When I look at this, all I can think of is, “What kind of Transformer is THAT… and what could it possibly be turning into?!?!”

  • WKKos

    [@Ed McCullough] Hi Ed, The micron has NEVER been the fraction of an inch – see Wikipedia definition for the micron. Rgrds, WKKos

  • Ed McCullough

    The really impressive thing is all that hardware must revolve centered on a point a few microns (millionth of an inch) in diameter. This is because to get sub-millimeter resolution the wobble must be a small fraction of that size.

  • David Roper

    Having been slid in and out of this machine recently, I probably would have enjoyed looking around at it when the event happened. Thanks for the pix.

  • chivafan

    Unique…