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RE: Oviraptor embryo pinkys



Since my job is Philips Product Support (not on CT, however), I journeyed 
down the hall to ask the question.  On Philips CT units, the smallest slice 
size is normally 2 mm.  However, this particular engineer said there was a 
way to fake it down to 1 mm (without surgery....;))

Hope this helps....Steve
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From: bh162
To: dinosaur
Subject: Oviraptor embryo pinkys
Date: Monday, December 08, 1997 3:17AM

jwoolf@erinet.com (Jonathon Woolf) noted:

>I don't know about the troodontids, but I've heard that the single
>Mongolian oviraptor embryo that had a hand preserved, had it preserved
>_inside_ the shell, underneath the rest of the embryo.  They would have
>to dig through from the other side to reach it, and apparently they
>don't want to do that.  So, the oviraptor embryo is effectively useless
>for answering this question.

How about a CAT-scan?  The usual 3mm increment-scans would be a bit
course for
such small bones; anyone know what the smallest increments the newer
machines
can slice at?  Andy Leitch isn't on this list, is he?   Ralph?
                       <pb>