Special Section of Leonardo Transactions: Technologies of Scientific Visualization
Achromatic Reasoning - On the Relation of Gray and Scale in Radiology
The paper explores the relation of grayscale and measurements in the field of diagnostic computed tomography. By looking at the epistemology of achromatic visualizations in medical imaging the author argues to explore digital images as both algorithmic and aesthetic objects. Thereby it becomes obvious how color coding in medicine provides not only a superficial quality but a deep and even quantitative insight.