Catherine (tenthz) wrote,

Scanning for signs of life....

In my head!

So, for those of you who hadn't heard, I had a CT scan today.  *yea*  Okay, so this is something that most people wouldn't be all that excited about, but we learned about them in Imaging Science class, so I thought it would be nifty to be scanned since I know/knew how it works.

The timeline went something like this:

9.00 - Left work
9.13 - Arrived at Hospital
9.15 - Checked in
9.20 - Filled out paper work
9.23 - Waited
9.35 - Got scanned
9.45 - Was done
10 - Back at work

Now, the scan it self was pretty cool.  They just did my head, so it only took about 5 minutes.  The machine itself is a big ring with a table/bed attached to it.  You lay on the table and put your head in a U-shaped thing that does not hold your head in place and then the table moves back and forth through the ring.  (picture)
Now, when someone says don't move your head it sounds easy.  It's not.  Trust me.  That was probably the hardest part.  At first, the table moved slowly and with my eyes closed, it felt like I had traveled really far (physical illusion??) but I'd only gone a few inches when I opened my eyes.  Then after that, the table kinda jerked back and forth... hard to explain.  And it went on just a few more times than would have been tolerable, but it was just an annoyance so it didn't hurt or make me feel sick.  The whole process made my head tingle.. and it's still tingling a bit.  I don't know if this was from begin zapped with short-length rays or from having to hold my head so still and kind of tensing up.  Either way, kinda weird.  And that was it.  Nothing all that exciting, but definitely a good experiance to have. :-)  So there's the write up for Heather.
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