By Daniel Nasaw and Matt Danzico
In a small room lined with shelves of skulls, fossils, bones and antique violins, researchers are using advanced computer imaging to study priceless objects, including a mummy from Peru. So what’s inside?
Some patients find CT scanners and other medical imaging devices claustrophobic.
But this lady, a high-born Peruvian woman in her 40s, was not complaining – she has been dead for about seven centuries. And researchers at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History would like to know a bit more about her.