22 March 2017

Medical Advance

My first bone scan was at "Second G" hospital in Landstuhl, West Germany.

Boy, that dates it, doesn't it?

It was an injection and I had to force down 2 liters of water in three hours before they had me stand between two plates and "hold very still".  The results were printed on a film much like an x-ray.

The second one was at the Des Moines VA hospital.

Again an injection, but sit on a table and put my legs in front of a single plate.  The results were recorded on 3/4" video tape.

Today, still with the injections, but now I lay in a CT scanner.  The results are recorded digitally and available instantly.

The first one was extremely draining physically and I had a feeling of malaise for a couple days after.

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