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What CT scans can see inside the human body today is just insane

Here's what your aorta looks like doing work from the inside.

Aorta gif

The aorta

These images were made with General Electric's Revolution CT imaging system, which — like other CT scanners — essentially takes X-rays of cross-sections of the body. This particular machine uses less radiation than traditional CT scanners and produces detailed images of the body in motion, according to the company's GE Reports site. GE says doctors have been using the machine in difficult-to-diagnose cardiac cases.

Here's a few more amazing images:

carotid artery

The carotid artery and the skull

Human body

The aorta and kidneys

For more on medical imaging, check out this video on what life looks like through an MRI: