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Radiologists use CT scanner, 3-D printer on sculptor's molds

 

February 2, 2018



LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A team of hospital radiologists has used a CT scanner and 3-D printer to view and recreate what's inside of sealed molds of 19th century sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Like many sculptors, Saint-Gaudens preserved his molds by sealing them between two plaster halves. The Valley News reports that over a year ago, the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire, contacted Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to see if a CT scanner could show what's inside them. Art historians were reluctant to break them open.

The scanner looked at over 16 pieces and d...



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