Beeswax and a hairy MRI image

A 2004 study called “Magnetic Susceptibility Artifacts on MRI: A Hairy Situation” includes this image, with the description: “15-year-old boy with acute sinusitis and subdural empyemas. Gadolinium-enhanced … images show left subdural empyema and image distortion from susceptibility artifacts caused by iron oxide particles suspended in beeswax dressing in patient’s hair.”

Joanne Manaster joins LFHCfS

Joanne Manaster has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS), a conjoined-twin organization to the Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). She says: I am a bioengineering instructor at the University of Illinois-Urbana. I am also involved in practically nauseating amounts of science outreach at every level. My personal website Lovely Scientist […]

The hair of Father Time

John Ptak points out that Father Time, though often portrayed during his end-of-year bald phase, was once seen as an unruly-haired fellow: This image proves that even Time itself can have a bad hair day, from time to time. The woodcut image appears as the printer’s mark (of Simonem Colineum, or Simon de Colines) in […]