As many of you know, I have a fondness and appreciation for the world of radiology.
I have a deep respect for the work of Radiologists.
I still remember the first time I viewed medical images and was amazed at being able to see into a person’s body, viewing what may be causing them to feel as they do, and the impact the words of a radiologist has on a patient’s care.
It is inspiring to me.
Each image has a story.
A story that is illustrated by a patient and written by a Radiologist.
So this is my intention…..
To work with my friends, my colleagues, and those that I meet in my travels. (Radiologists, Surgeons, Patients, and others that have medical images)
I am seeking to use what we love and take for granted on a daily basis to highlight our work, our value, and our importance to healthcare.
We may call them radiographs, x-rays, images, scans, exams, or many other names.
People not trained in healthcare and the world of radiology simply call them pictures.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a medical image is worth a human life.
Please take a moment and find an image(s) (ideally a diagnostic exam done that made an impact in the management of a patient) that are impressive to you.
· Capture it, make sure it has all patient identification removed, and send it to me.
Include the following:
· Your name, twitter handle, and website if you have one or write
· Your specialty (subspecialty, fellowship training, etc)
· Why you chose to become a radiologist
· Why you selected the image(s)
· Why it was impactful to the patient
I will be collecting the information and will be using it to create an experiment.
I am not sure how this experiment will manifest, whether in a book, a blog, an art gallery, or some other form.
I cannot promise success, but I can promise my commitment to all of you.
To create something that highlights the beauty, the effort, the sacrifice, and the value of the Radiologist.
Will you join me on this journey?
Let’s create art at the N of 1.
As always feel free to email me at email@example.com or follow me on Twitter as @cancergeek