Monday, January 28, 2008

I learned something last week.

An "artifact" on one's mammogram film does not refer to an arrowhead, skeleton key, or pottery shard. Here's the medical definition of "artifacts:"

Artifacts are misrepresentations of tissue structures seen in medical images produced by modalities such as ultrasonography, x-ray computed tomography, and magnetic resonance Imaging.

In other words, there was some gunk on the film.

4 comments:

Megan said...

I hope you didn't have to stand out in the cold waiting for them again just to find out about artifacts. Did you cash in their generous movie tickets yet?

k said...

but you're ok, right? hope so!

k said...

did you ever see enchanted? lili really wants to see it one more time in the theatre. it was great. we all loved it. i'm with you- love amy adams. her new movie with frances mcdormand looks fun.

Mol the Doll said...

Yep, I'm okay! Haven't seen Enchanted yet--
but have heard only good things. Have that kind of weekend!