Siemens today released the world’s first clinical images of the carotid arteries acquired using the SOMATOM Sensation 64 computed tomography system (sounds like a supercomputer, ’cause it is), which takes 64 “slices” of the human anatomy, delivering unprecedented diagnostic detail in less than 10 seconds. “Imaging of this quality, sharpness and speed gives us the opportunity to study the human anatomy at a level that has only been dreamt about,” said Prof. Dr. Bautz, Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, where the images were acquired. They don’t list a price for this on their website which means it costs more than your little G5.