I bet you thought you were going to see some pictures of me on a white background? Sadly, not too many of those came out well. You’ll just have to content yourselves with these artistic shots of the inside of my left knee, instead…
Actually, this is far harder than I thought it would be. The NHS has sold me the x-rays on a CD-ROM (for the princely sum of £10! I don’t remember signing a model release form… These are pictures of my own body-part!), but on it is not a pair of high-quality JPGs. Oh no. Instead, there’s some Windows software of dubious quality that slowly opens up my patient records (no security!) and a pair of DCM files of the x-rays. It turns out that DICOM is a file-format used as output from various radiological imaging devices. On my Mac, I google tells me I need OsiriX to view them – good thing I know how to use this “internet” thing, eh?
(10 minutes later)
Strike that. I clearly don’t. Instead, I’ve got a friend to extract them for me; thanks Alex!
Happily, according to the nice people at A&E, this is what the inside of a healthy knee should look like.