Leonardo Electronic Directory

Kai-hung Fung

K.H. Fung
Radiology Department
Radiology Department
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
Hong Kong
China
Tel: (852) 2595-6167
Fax: (852) 2975-0432
Email: drkhfung@gmail.com

Dr. Fung is known for generating artworks directly from medical imaging datasets, extending medical imaging into the realm of fine art through integration of art, science & technology. As a medical doctor and specialist in radiology, he made use of his professional expertise in peeping into the inner workings of the human body in an aesthetic and informative way.

He developed his own color spectra and mapping algorithms for 3D rendering of CT & MRI scans. He pioneered a unique color concept known as “Rainbow Technique” in 2006 that utilizes contour line effects to define 3D forms and space, with each contour line being in rainbows of colors. In addition, he developed stereoscopic color 3D & 4D medical visualization, adding an extra dimension to his artworks. In 2010, he pioneered stereoscopic 3D & 4D color Moiré art generated from CT and MRI scans.

Dr. Fung’s most well known piece “What Lies Behind Our Nose?” co-won the first place in the 5th International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge sponsored by Science and the National Science Foundation, U.S.A. in 2007. His work was named “Best Science Picture 2007” & “Top Ten News Photo Galleries 2007” by National Geographic and “Most Psychedelic Images in Science” by Discover in 2010. His piece “Self Defense” won the honorary mention award in the 10th International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge sponsored by Science and the National Science Foundation, U.S.A. in 2012. He published a continuous series of artworks in the “Illuminations” section of RadioGraphics journal since 2008.

His artworks were featured in special on-line galleries in RadioGraphics, National Science Foundation, NewScientist, Daily Mail, Telegraph, El Mundo Salud & BBC Brazil.

Publications in Leonardo:
1. “The Rainbow Technique: An Innovative Approach to the Artistic Presentation of 3D Computed Tomography” by Kai-hung Fung. Leonardo Vol. 39, Issue 2 2006.
2. “Artwork Using 3D Computed Tomography: Extending Radiology into the Realm of Visual Art’ by Kai-hung Fung. Leonardo Vol. 39, Issue 3 2006.
3. “Creating Special Visual Effects with Moiré Patterns in Stereoscopic 3D and 4D Computed Tomographic Art” by Kai-hung Fung. Leonardo Vol. 43, Issue 3 2010.

Updated 26 November 2013