Friday, February 27, 2009

A short ride on superconductivity

Paul C Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield

were awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology

or Medicine for 2003 for their discoveries

concerning "magnetic resonance imaging"

or , "MRI" to us regular folk.

Did I mention I had my picture(s) taken over

a possible herniated disc(s) today?

I hope I can keep a copy to send to dear Mother.

Being inside is like being the sound card for an

extreme video game - no feeling of the magnetic

resonance, but the sound is terrific!

7 opinionated prattle:

Stan said...

I had one of those, almost made me feel like I was back in Submarine School! The new style, which I was told at the Homer Hospital has yet to show up in Anchorage hospitals is vastly improved. No tube, you just lay on the table and this big donut shaped thing scans your body. Reportedly, it also shows more details than the MRI. Come to think of it, it does look like a scanner. The pictures come out on a DVD type disk, but I have not seen those yet. Would not know what I was looking at anyway. Is this something that you just wanted to experience in your life or are you looking for something special?

Stan said...

How did I miss the one sentence in your posting, now I know what you were looking at!

jd plumma said...

looking at lumbar...are you talking crazy again?

Stan said...

Morning Plumma, could not sleep, the kitchen sink is dripping and my water system filters need changed. Is it to early for you to make a house call?

jd plumma said...

At this point in time, the faucet will have to drip and you would need a lift to get me out of your crawlspace after filter work. The boss wouldn't let me, either. She wants me back to work.

Stan said...

I need a partner, I just got notified that I was selected to run the "Homesteader Marathon" from Anchor Point to Homer via the beach on the 21st of March but each team has to be comprised of two members, one carrying a 55 pound back pack and the other carrying a rifle, ax, and a 25 pound pack. Will you partner up with me?

jd plumma said...

We'd make a great team - right? You carry the weight and I'll kick you in the shin to keep the circulation up.

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