That blood is adorable…and so radiodense

Acute Hemorrhage

 … is actually a very serious situation.

Awwww (now get to the ER)

Awwww (now get to the ER)

I have been learning all about CT  (computed tomography) Scans in school lately. Basically, they are just x-ray slices used to give clinicians a 3D image of the body part in question. For cases of serious trauma, they are the 1st imaging technique utilized because they visualize bleeds very well.

In an x-ray (and CT scan) areas that are WHITE are radiodense compared to the rest of the surrounding tissue:

So you can clearly see, there is a whole lot of blood in that frontal lobe. ouch.

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