To boldly go where no X-ray system had gone before…

1/23/2015

Vet Rocket recently broke new ground for mobile veterinary X-Ray when the Smithsonian National Zoo lent their Vet Rocket X1 to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Museum to scan a truly unique “patient” – the original model of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.

Model of the USS Enterprise being scanned using the Vet Rocket X1 Digital Radiography System at the Smithsonian National Zoo.

Model of the USS Enterprise being scanned using the Vet Rocket X1 Digital Radiography System at the Smithsonian National Zoo.

From the Smithsonian National Zoo Facebook post:

“Star date: January 21st. 2015. Zoo veterinary technicians Peter Flowers and Marilyn Small assisted their colleagues at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Museum. Their mission? To scan a television icon: the Starship Enterprise! Veterinary technicians used the Zoo’s high-powered portable radiograph machine, which normally is used to take detailed digital images of animals during exams. But on Wednesday, it gave Smithsonian staff a peek inside the Enterprise. The digital radiographs will help museum specialists learn more about the icon’s construction as they work to restore the model.”

Model of the starship Enterprise at the Smithsonian National Zoo with Vet RocketModel of the starship Enterprise at the Smithsonian National Zoo with Vet Rocket