The CT scanner sends out an x-ray beam to 64 detectors, ensuring a very high resolution image that captures every tiny detail.
Today (9.10.10), technicians at The Methodist Hospital performed a 64-point CT scan of a fossil snake from the Museum’s collection. And not just any snake, but the best preserved Caenozoic snake known in a scientific collection in the USA. The scan was successful, and we’re still analyzing the data. We hope to have some additional information posted on the Museum’s blog soon. The fossil itself will go on display at the Museum in 2012.