The artists and programmers of Anatomical Travelogue huddle over their desks like monks in a scriptorium, lined up at superfast HP workstations in the center of an industrial-chic penthouse in Manhattan's trendy Tribeca neighborhood. Their manuscripts are digital scans of the body, illuminated into images so startlingly vivid that even scientists stop and stare. And the abbot here is an artist, self-taught in math, physics and business, named Alexander Tsiaras. The company's work resists easy categorization. "It's Fantastic Voyage meets the Time-Life books series," says Tsiaras, 49. Tsiaras and his 25 employees take data from MRI scans, spiral CT scans and...

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