I continue to be amazed at the nonconventional uses for CT. This weekend at
Nebraska Medical Center a head scan was done on a 432 pound silverback
gorilla named Tubby. He suffered an upper jaw fracture at the hands of another
larger male gorilla at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
This is only
the third time in the past six years that a zoo animal was transported to a
regular hospital. It took six handlers to log roll Tubby from the stretcher to
the CT table while he was under sedation.
It was determined that no
damage was done to his orbits or sinuses. He did however need surgery
immediately to remove the broken jaw fragments and three teeth.
wonderful doctors who helped Tubby said he should make a full recovery in two to
Sometimes when you work in CT you actually get to take part
in monkey business.