Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Scanning X-rays

Here is an update by my undergraduate placement student, Rachel, who is helping with digitising the radiographic, photographic and paper archive:

My name is Rachel Holgate and I am a placement student here at Bradford University working under Dr. Jo Buckberry, and also studying Bioarchaeology. I applied for this placement, working in BARC (Biological Anthropological Research Centre), mainly for my curiosity in bones. So far, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and it has cemented my interest in osteology and the hope of further study in this area.

Rachel digitising a radiograph of one of the Chichester skeletons

My involvement in the From Cemetery to Clinic project has been fantastic. Meetings, dare I say it, have been incredibly interesting and fun. So far, I have been digitising radiographs and coloured slides so that they can be accessed on the web page being created. The task I undertook was very informative from my point of view as an undergraduate student as I was able to see material first hand that is probably the best examples of clinical cases of leprosy, not to mention the opportunity to see the radiographs of the skeletal record from Chichester. I have completed digitising all the clinical radiographs and the radiographs of skeletons from Chichester that have been involved in the 3D scanning process to date. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of this project and am thoroughly enjoying the experience so far.

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