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MRI Pictures
After I posted about my exciting MRI experience, a few people requested pictures. They are kinda neat-looking, so I don't blame you. I now have six large sheets of pictures to take to my doctor! That's a ton of pictures. They were certainly thorough...no wonder it took so long.

I photographed them all, propping them in the window so that the light would shine through. I'm just posting two, since I'm assuming that nobody who actually can interpret them is reading this journal. *grin* (I should get the actual results sometime this week.)

It's funny: I was looking at these images, and noticing how different body parts are different densities, making them either lighter or darker in the scan. I noticed that they are edged with bright white, and I figured that was probably skin and fat tissue or something. Then I worried that maybe there was too much bright white, and I shouldn't post the picture because people would think I have lots of fat in my knee. Then I realized what a neurotic freak I am: I am worried that my MRI will make me look fat!! Then I laughed at myself and decided not to be so ridiculous. After all, I have no idea what these really mean, and there is probably a lot of different kinds of tissue that shows up bright white. (At least... I hope so!)

This one doesn't look like a joint so much as it reminds me of ultrasound baby pictures, since it is (apparently) perpendicular cross-sections. Either that or I'm pregnant. hmm..now that would be a scary result to get! "Well, your knee looks okay, but it's pregnant. Your baby is due in 2 months."
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simplykimberly From: simplykimberly Date: December 29th, 2003 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)


That's majorly cool!

I don't know how to interpret them, but I'd be curious to see the others just because they're so incredibly cool!

And I think you have a very sexy knee - not fat at all! ;)
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 29th, 2003 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

You have dense skater's muscles designed to balance you whole body on a tiny little edge of metal.

I know this from close examination and experience.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: December 29th, 2003 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looks like bones, joints and connective tissue to me. And my forecast of the doctor's recommendation: don't do that (ok, a very old line).
anderale From: anderale Date: December 29th, 2003 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. I am totally amazed at how grossed out I am by the second set of photos, but not the first! I seem to be horrified by cross-sections. I also can't stop staring at them.
juliebata From: juliebata Date: December 29th, 2003 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Way honkin' cool!

Or, dare I say-
really, really *KNEEEET!*


Medical stuff is cool, I had an MRI of my lower back done once, I could have stared at those incomprehensible x-ray sheets for hours!

From: darkonyx Date: December 30th, 2003 07:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow - those do look very cool. Now I can't wait to see what my shoulder looks like (you want to talk about fat lol).
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: December 30th, 2003 08:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I ought to ask my dad's girlfriend's son about those...he's finishing up med school.

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