Bovine heart

A bovine heart, scanned with Artec Space Spider. The main difficulty with scanning internal organs is that they are soft and change shape when flipped, making it difficult to combine scans made from different sides. The solution we used in this case was to freeze the heart and then thaw out for about 15 minutes right before the scanning, so there wouldn’t be any ice crystals on the surface. After that, the heart was solid enough to keep its shape when flipped, and scanning went fast and smooth. Another solution could have been to hang it in mid-air and capture it in one scan.

Scanning time: 
20 minutes
Processing time: 
30 minutes
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