The patient’s age is 3,000 and as for its medical history, well that is quite literally shrouded in mystery.
This is an ancient Egyptian mummy having a CT scan to try and unlock the secrets of their civilisation.
It is not quite what their followers intended when they were lovingly preserved for whatever may await them in the next life.
But Egyptologist Dr Abeer Helmi says the latest x-ray techniques can provide remarkably clear pictures of the historical treasures which lie inside the casks, without opening them up.
One mummy is a priestess from southern Egypt, who was buried with 11 solid gold amulets, a sign of her wealthy family and high social status.
Another was a 12-year-old girl, and the rest were adult men up to age of 50 buried with an array of gifts provided by their grieving families.
Dr Helmi, of Manchester University, tested seven priceless ancient mummies from the British Museum in London.
They were carefully taken on a 200-mile journey to the Manchester Royal Infirmary to be put under the scanner normally used for patients.
The information provided gives experts a remarkable insight into their health, behaviour and economic and social history around the year 900 BC.
She said: ‘I wanted to test mummies from this particular period as the Egyptians were trying out some new mummification techniques, which were very, very different from what had gone before.
‘They had been mummifying bodies for thousands of years and refining it all the time.
‘But they wanted these to be the best, and for them to look in death as close to how they looked in life by keeping the internal organs inside the body, in packages, and putting stones where they eyes were to make them look lifelike.
‘What they are buried with, and even the materials of the bandages and the case tell us about their family, and what materials they had available at the time.’
The casket of one of the Egyptian mummies as it is just about to enter the scanner