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Bone Healing: Spaceflight and Beyond – NASA & Indiana University

“THANK YOU DENTERPRISE INTERNATIONAL!” While “X-Ray Technician” doesn’t sound like the most exciting job, it is still extremely crucial to the success of our experiment. Our procedure involves removing a segment of bone, placing a scaffold into the defect site and stabilizing the scaffold with a metal rod. As an X-ray technician, my job is essentially to confirm the placement of the metal pin as well as the success of the surgery itself; essentially I am trying to identify any surgical errors so they can be corrected. The actual taking of X-rays is very simple. Each mouse is placed on...