Undertoad Wednesday May 14 12:53 PM
5/14/2003: CAT scanned guitar
doc Wednesday May 14 01:40 PM
So, how is this different from an XRay? I thought a CAT scan was for taking internal "slices."
russotto Wednesday May 14 02:40 PM
A CT scan does use X-rays. (manufacturers dropped the "A" for Axial some time ago, probably when they added spiral). But it uses them to generate a 3D dataset representing the scanned object, not a simple 2D image. For some reason they've done a projection through the dataset to produce an image which looks like a regular X-ray, but you can actually slice it any way you want to.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday May 14 03:09 PM
To paraphrase The Joker to Batman. Where Do you find these items, UT.
smoothmoniker Wednesday May 14 03:26 PM
There was a violin maker who did the same thing a few years ago, trying to remake the sound of the old Stradivarious instruments.
Undertoad Wednesday May 14 05:31 PM
This one came from the Yahoo! News picture section, and then I did some research to "add value".
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday May 14 06:16 PM
Bitman Wednesday May 14 09:42 PM
I like the GE logo and the microwave controls on top of the scanner. When can I get one for home use? I guess I'll need to get a USB 2.0 card soon ..
Mav Wednesday May 14 10:53 PM
"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"
old jack nicholson was the best joker, ever
That Guy Wednesday May 14 11:52 PM
wolf Thursday May 15 01:57 AM
Interesting, though ... you can wait amazingly long times to get a CT scan, and sometimes insurance companies won't fork over the dough for the procedure (like anyone would get one they didn't need ...) but the guiltar got an appointment right away, and it wasn't complaining of headaches and dizziness or anything!
chrisinhouston Thursday May 15 10:17 AM
I wonder if he could claim the guitar as a dependent and have the procedure covered under his health insurance plan?:p
russotto Thursday May 15 11:18 AM
Bored techs will scan just about anything. At a previous job we had a scan of a rubber band ball.
SteveDallas Thursday May 15 11:25 AM
They probably paid out of pocket!!
arz Thursday May 15 05:10 PM
Why does the guitar in the photo have no hardware but the "x ray" have a whammy bar, knobs and pick ups?
Bitmap Thursday May 15 05:11 PM
Cat scan On A Hot Tin Roof
Torrere Thursday May 15 06:17 PM
Elspode Saturday May 31 12:43 AM
Maybe they did an MRI by accident, and all those hardware pieces were violently ripped out by the enormous magentic field?