VetRocket takes part in BBC’s Mission Galapagos documentary

4/25/2017

VetRocket takes part in BBC’s Mission Galapagos documentary

image of marina iguana x-ray on Vet Rocket X1 screen

BBC and Atlantic Productions teamed with Vet Rocket to help produce first ever field radiographs of the Galapagos
marine iguanas during the filming of BBC’s Mission Galapagos documentary. The Vet Rocket X1 portable DR system
was used in a groundbreaking scientific study of the Galapagos marine iguana’s adaptation to climate change.

The goal of the study is to capture high resolution digital radiographs of the Galapagos marine iguanas to establish precise measurements of their anatomy. These measurements will assist scientists who are trying to determine the magnitude and cause of the shortening of these animals during El Ninos years.

Andy Fu, President of Vet Rocket and Dr. Greg Lewbart of NC State University, together with a team of scientists from around the world traveled with the crew from BBC/Atlantic Productions for the filming of this three part documentary on BBC One.

Look for the broadcast of this documentary in your local area by visiting the BBC One website.

To learn more about the portable and ruggedized Vet Rocket X1, click here.

 

image of Galapagos marine iguana and vet rocket x1

Galapagos marine iguana getting its X-ray taken with a Vet Rocket X1 portable DR system