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


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