18 May 2010

Jesus in Me

Last month the Annals of Improbable Research, the fine fellows and fellowesses who brought you the IgNobel Prizes, reported on a breakthrough in simulacra research.

Jesus appears in many places - trees, walls, puddles, griddles. irons, kit kats and even the blessed terrier arse but never before on an internal organ.

The image is from from a thoracic spine examination by Christopher Vittore and Kevin Tribble, radiologists in Rockford, Ilinois and clinical assistant professors at University of Illinois College of Medicine. MRI technologist, Deb Savala assisted with the technical data.

Now the technical stuff: This was performed on an open MRI machine, a General Electric Signa 0.35 Tesla MRI scanner. (Details: 40 x 40 cm field of view, sagital plane, frequency 256, phase 128, image slice thickness 5 mm with 2mm skip interval, no phase wrap.) Which means little to me

Well there you have it. The full force of medical research has proven absolutely that is someone says "Jesus is in me" all it takes is an MRI scan to prove it!

Shame it looks a bit more like Billy Connolly though....


James Higham said...

Tell me this is not a fixation, Jams.

jams o donnell said...

I just love simulacra James!

susan said...

Why is it always Jesus and not Wyatt Erp or Caligula now and then?

nursemyra said...

Looks more like Frank Zappa to me

jams o donnell said...

They can be arranged Susan... It's convention. A man in a beard i Jesus and not Willie Nelson!

Now you mention it Myra, you're right!