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See-through Body

Looking inside medical imaging

Finding out what’s happening inside is a critical part of diagnosing disease and injury. New and evolving medical imaging technologies show us fascinating perspectives inside the human body.

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    Looking at the brain with MRI

    In Dr Richard Watts’ laboratory at the University of Canterbury, his team are looking at brain function by using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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    X-ray imaging

    X-rays have particular uses when looking inside the body, and work best showing hard tissues like bones. They were first discovered in the 19th century.

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    Cancer risk factors

    There is no one cause of cancer, but scientists have identified a number of factors that can increase (risk factors) or decrease (protective factors) the chances of getting cancer.

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    Improving breast cancer detection

    Dr Eli Van Houten and his team at the University of Canterbury are researching different non-invasive methods to detect breast cancer that are more accurate and less painful than feeling for lumps or...

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Label the heart

In this interactive you can label parts of the human heart.


NZ Research

NZ Research collection.
NZ Research collection. This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to the...

Science Ideas and Concepts

Science Ideas and Concepts collection.
Science Ideas and Concepts collection. Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...

Looking Closer

Looking Closer collection.
Looking Closer collection.
This collection contains a wide variety of resources and information about the See-through Body, which supports the resources in the other...


People collection.
People collection. This collection introduces some of the people working or studying in the areas explored in the See-through Body. Click on a name to find...

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Teaching and Learning Approaches collection.
Teaching and Learning Approaches collection. Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring the...


Timeline   collection.
Timeline   collection. An interactive look at some of major developments in medical imaging.

Question Bank

Question Bank collection.
Question Bank collection. An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about the...

Key Terms

Key Terms collection.
Key Terms collection. This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring the See-through Body – the ‘basics’ that every...

Sci Media

Sci Media collection.
Sci Media collection. This collection is where you can find all the images, video clips, animations and interactives that relate to the See-through Body.

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