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Old 12-11-2015, 11:43 AM
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Trying to choose between "Ain't Technology Grand" and "Ever Looked at Your Brain?".

Got my 'head examined' yesterday. MRI. (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). A long story, but the Reader's Digest version is that I got a new General Practitioner (GP Dr.) recently, and when she heard that my mother died of a stroke (brain aneurysm) at 33, AND that I had that 'eye incident' last year, she said she would "feel better" if I got an MRI of my head. Since the VA was going to do it, and it was therefore free, I said "sure". However, later that day, I wondered to myself, "Why?". What were 'they' going to do if they found 'something'? They certainly weren't going to operate on my brain. I assumed they would just say something useless like "Try not to get excited". The followup appointment with the GP isn't until Jan 16. However...

When one gets an MRI - or any other form of medical imaging for that matter - one can, and should, request a copy of the results. I have yet to see even a raised eyebrow in response to the request, and this case, even though it was the VA, was no exception. It took them about a minute to burn a CD of pictures of my brain. VERY interesting, at least to me. Here's are a couple of composites of blood vessels and a 'slice' through my eyeballs.









I suppose these might be akin to looking at baby pictures - only interesting to the parents - but I thought there was a small chance that some might find them interesting in general.

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