Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Arteries Revealed

Modern medical technology never ceases to amaze me. In the course of my work I get to see a lot of interesting things. It's somebody's heart right there for us to see. Can you see the blockages?


Publisher Jack said...

Hmm. The only thing that looks abnormal to me is that black, peanut shaped thing near the top. But it looks almost too symetrical to be a blackage. Pretty cool. I've been asking heart docs when science will finally come out with an MRI-type 3D image of the heart to view arterial blockages. After all, the first warning sign of heart disease is usually a heart attack. This is great news.

Rick Lee said...

Unfortunately, you need to get a tube stuck up your groin artery and threaded up to your heart in order to get this picture. It's a lot more invasive than just getting an MRI or a CT, but it's still amazing.

Rick Lee said...

BTW, the blockages are the places where you see the little branches narrow down. The arteries should get gradually smaller and not have those unusual narrow spots in them.