18 X-rays That Will Tell You More About Your Body Than Anatomy Textbooks

1. The brain of a person in a coma and the brain of a healthy person

18 X-rays That Will Tell You More About Your Body Than Anatomy Textbooks

© Bruno Di Muzio / radiopaedia.org   © Shekhar Kalia / radiopaedia.org  

2. This is a panoramic shot of a jaw. The man forgot to take his glasses off.

18 X-rays That Will Tell You More About Your Body Than Anatomy Textbooks

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3. A 16-month-old boy swallowed a foreign object. It’s a Sponge Bob pendant.

18 X-rays That Will Tell You More About Your Body Than Anatomy Textbooks

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4. Tractography (a special MRI method) shows the nerve tracts that connect different regions of the brain.

5. This X-ray of a human shows an implanted AbioCor Replacement Heart.

6. A woman with a baby in an MRI scanner

18 X-rays That Will Tell You More About Your Body Than Anatomy Textbooks

© Rebecca Saxe and Atsushi Takahashi / Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT / Athinoula A. Martinos Imaging Center / McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT  

7. A woman put on a lot of makeup before her CT-scan. The machine scanned her heavily made up eyelashes.

18 X-rays That Will Tell You More About Your Body Than Anatomy Textbooks

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8. An X-ray of a patient who had a facelift procedure with gold threads

18 X-rays That Will Tell You More About Your Body Than Anatomy Textbooks

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9. A CT-scan of the abdominal area of a guy who was caught transporting illegal substances

18 X-rays That Will Tell You More About Your Body Than Anatomy Textbooks

© Dr Stefan Götschi / radiopaedia.org  

10. How a person’s hand changes from 8 months old to 18 years old