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March 06, 2013
Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
The mummy known as Padihershef was prepared to be loaded into a CT scanner at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The mummy has been a hospital fixture for nearly two centuries.
The team was attempting to learn more about Padihershef’s diet, possible diseases, and living conditions.
Over the following months, Mass. General hopes to document every inch of Padihershef by taking X-rays and CT scans.
The 2,500-year-old mummy has adorned the hospital's Ether Dome and has been showcased in exhibits.
The CT scans and X-rays will be reconstructed into detailed 3D images.
Padihershef was loaded into a CT scanner at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Rajiv Gupta checked out the first CT images of Padihershef.
Padihershef made his debut in North America in April 1823, brought by a wealthy Dutch merchant.
The mummy's skull is whole and remnants of his brain, decayed through the years, remain, Dr. Gupta said.