Monthly Archives: April 2016

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Stereotypes of Radiologists

 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the United States there are only approximately 194,000 people employed as Radiologic Technologist’s. That pretty much makes meeting one of us as rare as running into a Leprechaun or stumbling upon a unicorn during a walk through the woods. So lets preface this whole post by saying: if you’ve been lucky enough to know a Radiologic Technologist in your life, then you’re probably kind of a big deal.

That being said, we’ve noticed that just because there’s a small number of RadTech’s out there doesn’t mean people don’t talk about us. There are a lot of stereotypes about RadTech’s out there, both from people in the medical field and just normal people as well. As I was browsing around on the Internet, I thought I’d sit down and collect some of the different stereotypes about RadTech’s in one place, just so all my fellow RadTech’s could get an idea about the type of person they are.

I have to admit, I found some of the stereotypes pretty funny, and I’m sure you will too! You may find yourself, much like me, suffering from a bit of an identity crisis after reading this list, but don’t worry! We’ve got plenty of time to adopt these habits so we can fit in with our stereotypes.

Stereotype 1: We’re obsessed with cats. But specifically only at night, of course.

Stereotype 2: We’re incredibly trustworthy. While this may be true for some of you, I’d say it’s a sweeping generalization that may leave some people disappointed.

Stereotype 3: We’re not only extraordinarily insightful, we’re also a little cliché and hopelessly romantic.

Stereotype 4: We are most definitely NOT the nurse. Still not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

Stereotype 5: We never cry. EVER. We actually legitimately lack tear ducts and the emotional capacity to bring forth a single tear.

Stereotype 6: Ok so this one might actually be true…

Stereotype 7: We have poor people skills, so poor that we actually picked a field specifically so we could avoid talking to them as much as possible.

 

It’s ok though, because we’re also…

 

 

If you’re in need of an MRI, or simply want to check off meeting a radiologist from your bucket list, contact us at Open MRI of Pueblo. We would love to take care of your medical imaging needs.

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Heartbreaking March Madness Injuries

 

 

It’s that time of the year again—the time to say our final goodbyes to March Madness! Each tournament never disappoints; it’s filled with excitement, ups and downs, and crazy comebacks. Unfortunately, you can’t escape this month without a few injuries. We’ve put together a list of the most memorable March Madness induced injuries.

 

Georges Niang – Knee Injury

In the 2015-16 basketball season, Iowa State was on a roll and had a good shot to conquer their opponents. Georges Niang was one of their top players and was paving the way to do just that. However, he suffered from a tournament ending foot injury. His injury seemed to shake up his team which ended up losing in the regional semifinal.

 

Da’Sean Butler – Knee Injury

In the 2009-10 season, the Kentucky Wildcats entered the East Regional final ready to give it their all. However, as the game went on they found themselves trailing the other team in points, but that wasn’t the worst of it. Da’Sean Butler collided with Brian Zoubek and his knee buckled. He suffered from a torn ACL and his team suffered from losing an amazing player.

 

Kevin Ware – Compound Fracture

In the 2013 season, Louisville played against Duke in the Midwest regional final. However, the game would be jaw dropping–and not because of the basketball. Kevin Ware jumped up to block Tyler Thornton’s shot, but landed at an awkward angle on his leg. The compound fracture was so harsh that the bone was sticking out of his leg. The audience and viewers were stunned and he was immediately taken to the closest hospital to have his injury taken care of.

 

These players gave their all in each game and watching any player suffer a serious injury is always heart breaking. Fortunately, this year has gone without any major injuries! Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope next year’s tournament’s players are injury free. All of us at Open MRI of Pueblo can’t wait for the next March Madness!

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Body Parts: “Why is it named that?”

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Have you ever looked at a part of your body and wondered “why the heck did they name it that?” Chances are you’re not the only one. It’s one of the few things they don’t teach you in general biology. You learn the names of the different body parts, their basic functions, in-depth information, but you never really find out how they got their name. After all, many of the names seem pretty goofy. We decided to put an end to that and dig up the backstory on these uniquely named body parts. Just like us, each body part has a name and each name has a story. After further ado, here are the body parts that we were curious about:

 

Body Part 1: “Coccyx”

This is actually one of our favorite body parts. I mean, who doesn’t love the name coccyx? But where did it come from? The name from your tailbone was originally derived from the Greek work “kokkux”, which means cuckoo…as in the bird. The name was chosen because the curved shape of the bone closely resembles the shape of the cuckoo bird’s beak.

Body Part 2: “Glabella”

Most people don’t even know what the glabella is. It’s that flat area above your nose and between your eyebrows. The name from the Latin word “glabellus”, which means hairless. The name isn’t accurate for everyone, but that’s nothing a good pair of tweezers can’t fix!

Body Part 3: “Lunula”

The Lunula is the crescent shaped white tip of your nails, and it was originally called this because “lun” is the Latin root for moon. Pretty cool, huh?

Body Part 4: “Thyroid”

This butterfly shaped gland in your neck comes from the Greek word “qyreoidh”, which means “long, oblong shield”.

Body Part 5: “Hamstrings”

When butchers smoked hams (thigh meat from pigs), they hung the meat on hooks in the smokehouse by their ropelike tendons. These resemble the muscles running down the backs of your thighs, and are the reason why they were given the name “Hamstrings”.

There’s always something new to be discovered, and our bodies are no exception. There are endless things you can uncover if you just start by asking ‘why?’. To find out about the origins of other body parts’ names, you can check out this article from Reader’s Digest.