27 - Radiology with Varshana Gurusamy


Hey, kiddo, it's what's INSIDE that matters -- like your guts and bones and squishy brain and intestines and stuff. Meet Dr. Varshana Gurusamy: diagnostic radiology resident, Texan and amazing person with great stories. You'll learn the difference between an MRI and an ultrasound, between a CT scan and a CAT scan and why you should not put big things in orifices that you might not be able to retrieve them unaided. You'll want to hug a radiologist ... as soon as they take their lead gonad shield off. 

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Some links you might find useful:

Not the pamphlet I was looking for

CT is *harder* to say than CAT, tho

How MRIs work

MRIs are not quiet

MRI sound effects to fall asleep to 

Everyday radiation all around you 

Airport scanners: how awful are they?

Backscatter airport x-ray machines

People have DIY ultrasound machines?

What’s in ultrasound goop

Tom Cruise is not a doctor

Get yourself some gonad shields

Edison’s employee who perished from early x-rays

How were x-rays discovered?

Here are some images of things up people’s butts

Alie Ward