At Filmjacket.com, if all you did was look at these images of portal venous gas, and extreme hydrocephalus, you would think that you were walking into a "House of Horrors". Or qualify for a "Wall of the Weird" entry, with this old post from Medgadget. Since images form the core of radiology, let's wish Radiology Picture of the Day all the best as it attempts to put up one new case every day. Quizzes keep our minds sharp and these two have been going on and on and on for many, many years. Check out the weekly quizzes at Radiology Education Foundation and Korean Thoracic Society.
Off track weird topics have been carried by Sumer as well, when he talks about x-ray vision and Superman. And I thought this post about drinking barium, so that it shields the fetus from the ill-effects of radiation during pregnancy, was a joke as well, until I checked out its source. Sumer has flirted with contrast media issues this month, discussing new data on complications with gadolinium. Surprisingly, there is now data on skin damage with gadolinium, as well.
Technology is our backbone. But stupid things like this can happen, as Dalai realized, when internet-security nerds become ultra-conservative. And as the world moves ahead, marketing has become an issue to be looked at seriously and if done ethically, there is no reason, why it should not be something that we use to enhance our work. And as the world changes, issues like teleradiology bring up their own problems and raise tempers.