The Mystery Of What This Toddler Swallowed Was Quickly Solved

A 16-month-old boy was recently taken to the hospital after he appeared to swallow an object. Looking at the X-ray, the doctors were surprised to see a rather familiar face staring right back at them. Yup, that's SpongeBob, all right. » 1/23/15 7:20am 1/23/15 7:20am

Radiologists fail miserably on the "Invisible Gorilla Test" when…

Notice anything weird about this lung scan? If you look carefully you'll notice there's A FREAKIN' GORILLA SHAKING HIS FIST in the top right-hand corner! The scan is a play on the famous invisible gorilla experiment, where the most blatantly obvious of things — including those in plain sight — are simply ignored when… » 2/13/13 7:40am 2/13/13 7:40am

10 Retro Body Armors That Will Transform You Into An Old-School Iron Man

Bad news first: Tony Stark's futuristic exoskeleton does not exist in real life. Good news: it's not hard to dress up as a retrofuturistic Iron Man! All you need is a bucket and a willingness to shoulder sixty pounds of heavy metal. » 6/13/12 10:45am 6/13/12 10:45am

Dental X-rays linked to the most common type of brain tumor

One of the most uncomfortable aspects of your dental visit has just been linked to brain tumors. Research published in this week's issue of Cancer reveals that patients with meningioma — the most commonly diagnosed (but usually benign) brain-growth in the U.S. — were more than twice as likely as people without the… » 4/10/12 2:22pm 4/10/12 2:22pm

CT scanners can perfectly recreate the legendary Stradivarius violins

Antonio Stradivari made over a thousand violins in his long lifetime. They're considered the most perfect violins ever made, and the 650 surviving instruments are incredibly valuable. Now, thanks to modern technology, every budding violinist could soon own an authentic Stradivarius. More or less. » 11/28/11 6:30am 11/28/11 6:30am

Scans Pierce To The Heart Of A Rocket Ship In Flight

This rocket ship thrums with a translucent glow as it slips into hyperspace in preparation for the long transgalactic voyage. Okay, actually, it's just a toy ship which artist Satre Stuelke has run through a CT scanner. Want to see more of his CT-scanner art? » 5/21/09 11:45am 5/21/09 11:45am

Doctors Discover Rise in "Self-Embedding" Disorder

Radiologists, the people who examine the inside of your body using X-rays and other imaging tech, were among the first to discover a disturbing new syndrome called "self-embedding." No, it's not some cool piercing thing - here you can see the long, thin pieces of metal that a teenage girl has inserted in her arm.… » 12/03/08 7:30am 12/03/08 7:30am