Naval Medical Center San Diego Radiologists Scan Ancient Mammoth’s Skull Fragment

Because of Naval Medical Center San Diego’s technological capabilities San Diego Natural History Museum’s Paleo Services Department asked for help creating X-rays and CT scans of a 500,000-year-old mammoth skull fragment to learn more about the species.

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SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2015) – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) staff and staff from the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) transport a 500,000-year-old mammoth skull fragment from the SDNHM to the NMCSD radiology department. Due to the technological capabilities available at NMCSD, the museum requested NMCSD’s assistance in CT and X-ray scanning of the skull fragment.

Official U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin W. Galvin, Naval Medical Center San Diego 

SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2015) – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) staff and staff from the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) lift a 500,000-year-old mammoth skull fragment on to the bed of a CT scanner in the NMCSD radiology department. Due to the technological capabilities available at NMCSD, the museum requested NMCSD’s assistance in CT and X-ray scanning of the skull fragment.
SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2015) – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) staff and staff from the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) prepare to CT scan a 500,000-year-old mammoth skull fragment in the NMCSD radiology department. Due to the technological capabilities available at NMCSD, the museum requested NMCSD’s assistance in CT and X-ray scanning of the skull fragment.
SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2015) – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) staff and staff from the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) prepare to CT scan a 500,000-year-old mammoth skull fragment in the NMCSD radiology department. Due to the technological capabilities available at NMCSD, the museum requested NMCSD’s assistance in CT and X-ray scanning of the skull fragment.
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SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2015) – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) staff and staff from the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) CT scan a 500,000-year-old mammoth skull fragment in the NMCSD radiology department. Due to the technological capabilities available at NMCSD, the museum requested NMCSD’s assistance in CT and X-ray scanning of the skull fragment.
SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2015) – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) staff and staff from the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) prepare to X-ray a 500,000-year-old mammoth skull fragment in the NMCSD radiology department. Due to the technological capabilities available at NMCSD the museum requested NMCSD’s assistance in CT and X-ray scanning of the skull fragment.