I had just phoned the local hospital, on the off chance they would be willing to help us out. And to my surprise they were! So just before Christmas I borrowed a university car, drove to hospital with three sections of core in the boot, and got myself a seat in the Radiology waiting area. How would it go?
Soon a lady appeared, who asked if I was Margot. I was! And she took me to a room with a bed in it with a big machine hanging above, and a computer behind a thick glass screen. Exactly what you expect in an X-ray room. So we started zapping the cores! And it's only provisional, but we figured out what settings we need, and what sort of configuration. I'll need a metal measuring tape! It's important to see what part of the core we have in each exposure. They don't fit into one picture; one needs three or for for a 1m section.
Two sections waiting to be X-rayed
The two sections on a cassette
The articulated shell, with a paperclip as a marker