JANE visits Rockford Memorial

Radiologists at Rockford Memorial Hospital are examining bones of a 66-million-year-old patient. The prehistoric patient is JANE—the Burpee Museum’s newest attraction and one of the most significant finds in the history of paleontology.

Christopher Vittore, M.D., and Patrizio Capasso, M.D., are donating their time to work with the Burpee Museum of Natural History. They are examining the pathology of JANE’s bones, which will hopefully provide more information about the tyrannosaurid skeleton. A Burpee expedition to the Montana Badlands discovered JANE, where she was unearthed and transported to Rockford in the summer of 2002.

Mike Henderson, curator of Earth Sciences, and Scott Williams, lead preparator, of the Burpee Museum, travel to Rockford Memorial Hospital each week and meet with the radiologists as they use state-of-the-art imaging equipment to look inside JANE’s bones.

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