New York museum uses CT to identify mummy's gender

Researchers from the Buffalo Museum of Science in Buffalo, New York, have conducted a virtual autopsy on a South American mummy using 3D CT, the museum said.

As part of the museum's "Mummies of the World" exhibition, Dr. Peter Loud of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Heather Gill-Frerking, PhD, of American Exhibitions imaged the mummy and discovered she was a 2-year-old girl. The scan also found no evidence of disease or trauma to the skeleton.

The mummy has been part of the Buffalo Museum of Science's collection for more than 100 years, according to the museum.

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