This is a chest X-ray. As you can see, since bones are more dense, they appear lighter in the image.
How to check if you have a blood clot:
- Use X-rays to record the entire process.
- Compress a vein by pushing on it with a probe.
- Veins are supposed to be compressible/collapsible. If they are not, then that means there is a blood clot or some other kind of anomaly inside the vein.
This is the foot of a person with diabetes. (Sorry that it looks off, I had to draw it very quickly!) In a diabetic foot, blood does not flow well. Poor blood flow results in an infection, which results in some bacteria in the periostin producing gas, which may lead to having something amputated to prevent further infection.
Here is a side view of a uterus during a twin pregnancy. Since many problems can occur during twin pregnancy, the most important question to ask is, “Are the twins alive?” Using ultrasound imaging, the radiologist will then check if the babies’ hearts are beating.
Another way to increase the contrast of an X-ray image is to give the patient deye through an IV. The patient can also consume a drink that contains dye.
Legal issues are also a big deal. The radiologist needs to be able to interpret information to the best of his or her ability. If another radiologist sees the same image but finds something that the first radiologist didn’t, the first one could get in a lot of legal trouble… oh dear.
Overall, radiology is quite fascinating, but it involves a lot of observation. I need to work on being able to observe things better. So I don’t know if it’s something I want to go into. It was fun to learn about though!