Baby Mammoth scanned

42,000 year-old baby mammoth scanned at GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare got a close-up look at a 42,000 year-old baby woolly mammoth using state of the art medical equipment. Discovered in 2007 by a reindeer herder in northwestern Siberia, Lyuba (pronounced Lee-OO-bah) is considered the best-preserved mammoth ever discovered.

Researchers wanted to collect data to learn more about the life and features of this extinct species. A lot of the information Lyuba can provide is not visible on the surface, so to be able to see things through a CT scan or an MRI which show her internal organs and the structure beneath her skin is really important, says Tom Swerski, Project Manager of Exhibitions of The Field Museum.

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