Tag Archives: MRI

“The Blood Battle”: using science to combat the fear of blood

Kayla Peña Providence, Rhode Island   U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland/Released. Public Domain. Forty years ago, the University of Michigan and Ohio State University competed in their first “Blood Battle.” Although typically known for their football rivalry, in 1982 the universities decided to expand their competition to see which school could […]

The future of medicine

Hannah Wilson Cambridge, MA, USA   Photo by Hannah Wilson “Nobody can be told what the matrix is, you have to see it for yourself. … Morpheus: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain,” Neo, The Matrix, 1999. Tomorrow was louder […]

The god that I know

Rae Brown Lexington, Kentucky, USA   When we start down the road toward medical school and residency, the idealists among us have a picture of the kind of physicians they will become. Our perception of the future rarely coincides with the reality that we often face. Ideally, principles that conflict with our own view of […]

My son getting an MRI

Bonnie Salomon Lake Forest, Illinois, USA   I sit in the hallway with old magazines from last winter, listening to the buzz and chirp of the enormous magnet attracting and spinning his hydrogen protons that were once part of me, ageless interstellar dust, the remains of stars and galaxies that have come to rest in […]