Image of the day
July 27, 2012 1 Comment
The neurologist gave me the CD with some 300 MRI images of my son Alex’s latest brain scans. Pretty amazing to look at. I find the ones with the eyeballs strangely mesmerizing:
On the downside, another image shows that Alex may have a SEGA growing, which would mean brain surgery. We’ll have a better idea after the next MRI in 6 months. Apparently, given that MRI’s show 5mm slices, you cannot really be sure if a 2mm change is actual growth of just a piece of the brain “sliced” differently in a subsequent MRI study. On the super bright side, I learned that just in the last couple years there’s been great innovation in “minimally invasive brain surgery.” That is, using an endoscopic approach for brain surgery (love this animation I found). Furthermore, if Alex does need surgery in the future, we’re certainly fortunate to be near one of the finest hospitals in the country, Duke University Medical Center.