Our colleagues at MOLA have been getting to grips with the Faro Quantum laser scanner that arrive just before Christmas.

humerus

Don Walker scanning an acondroplastic humerus

Using the scanner takes a while to get used to, but the resulting scans look great, as you can see below.

Achondroplastic humerus

MOLA's first completed scan: An achondroplastic humerus

Achondroplasia is an inherited disorder in which the upper and lower limbs fail to grow to  normal size due to defects in bone and cartilage. The result is a form of dwarfism characterised by short limbs with a normal sized head and body (description from Oxford Concise Medical Dictionary).

Thanks to Natasha Powers for photographs

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