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.”

Jesus in a lung

Images from a thoracic spine examination by Christopher Vittore and Kevin Tribble, radiologists in Rockford, Ilinois and clinical assistant professors at University of Illinois College of Medicine. MRI technologist, Deb Savala assisted with the technical data. This was performed on an open MRI machine, a General Electric Signa 0.35 Tesla MRI scanner. (Details: 40 x […]