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Posted by abeodbart October 31, 2009 at 11:44 am


A radiologist has turned scans of his patients’ hearts, teeth and other body parts into works of art.

Kai-hung Fung maps various organs using 3D computed tomography (CT) scans.

After feeding the data into a computer, he adds colour to his works using a method he invented called the ‘rainbow technique’. But he makes no other alterations, preferring a pure picture of what body parts really look like.

He said: “The pictures I create are generated directly from the medical 3D workstation, representing what I see on it. I do not use software such as Adobe Photoshop to further change the image.

“My aim is to preserve the direct relationship between the data and the artwork.

“It is a true integration of art, science and technology and can be studied both scientifically and enjoyed as a visual art.

“The imagery is packed with information. Each line or point represents specific anatomical structures in the body in normal or diseased state. It creates an unusual perspective.”

Since he started producing his works at Pamela Youde Nethersole Easter Hospital in Hong Kong they have been shown in galleries across the world.

Proceeds from sales of his pieces are donated to charity.

Telegraph (thanks, KirstyJ)

October 31, 2009 at 11:47 am
KeannaCasey says:

“Bad news, you have a terminal illness – but it makes damn good art!”

October 31, 2009 at 11:51 am
@philstephens says:

My friend is a very friendly, easy going radiologist; I really don’t understand what he sees in people.

October 31, 2009 at 11:54 am
Fin says:

They really are Beautiful, and comendable in ther contribution to both the arts & charity,
but one has to wonder whether this all started as a boredom filler at work?…

either way oooo Purdy

October 31, 2009 at 12:00 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

Ooohh the joy that comes with certain jobs! 😉

October 31, 2009 at 5:59 pm
Nopke says:

Nice combination of a job with a hobby. Very nice that the money will be donated, that especially!

November 1, 2009 at 10:51 am
Phil says:

“Yes please sign here for the release for the Surgeon, this one for the hospital and this release is for the “Artist” formally known as the Radiologist.

November 4, 2009 at 3:21 am
Mark says:

It’s a pity he didn’t use photoshop on them. Then he would have avoided being landed with a bunch of lawsuits for releasing privileged information. It’s bad enough that you have to pay radiologists an “arm and a leg” to have them look at and diagnose images, but for them to then go on and sell them for money is adding insult to injury. Even if the money does go to charity! Where is the patient’s cut? At least a discount in their bill should be due them!


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