Death on the Screen

bryce canyon shingles

The next case opened and I began to scroll through CT images of the young woman’s head. It was around 11pm on a Saturday night, and the perfunctory history provided was “overdose, AMS (altered mental status).” As soon as the images of her brain popped up on the monitors, it became clear she had diffuse […]

Would You Like Fries With That MRI?

collage of imaging studies

Have you ever wondered what happens after you obtain a diagnostic medical imaging study? Me, that’s what! Each x-ray, CT, MRI, mammogram, and ultrasound is interpreted by yours truly or one of my dark room brethren—a radiologist. Crotchety old radiologists, many of whom walked uphill both ways to school, might complain that too many imaging studies […]