Tweets from inside the MRI

While I was waiting to get an MRI of my hip, I thought: “I should be tweeting this.”  But a blog is the limit of this man’s social networking skills.

From Facebook to Twitter, it seems half of the world wants to tell the other half of the world every mundane activity that they are experiencing: “Going to the mall!”; “in the car on the Lodge!”; “buying popcorn!”; “solving the global climate crisis!”

Still, I thought you might want to hear from me on the other side of the white coat as I experienced my MRI at Henry Ford Hospital.

If I had a Twitter account and was tweeting during my MRI experience, my tweets may have looked something like this…

 

 

 


Dr. John Popovich

Checking in to x-ray! @HenryFordNews

 


Dr. John Popovich

No, I am not the basketball coach #spurs

 


Dr. John Popovich

Yes I have insurance.
I am sure we take HAP.


Dr. John Popovich

Are any hospital gowns made for someone over 6 feet?

 


Dr. John Popovich

Need two gowns, you don’t want to see what’s behind #youtube

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Behind the Scenes: Henry Ford Hospital’s New iMRI

I normally do not use this blog to tout the technological advantages of Henry Ford Hospital, despite the many such wonders that we have on the Detroit Campus.

I am breaking that mold to inform you of an exciting new technology at Henry Ford Hospital that is providing neurosurgeons with an amazingly detailed view of brain tumors during surgery.

The Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (iMRI) scanner – the first and only one in Michigan – makes it possible to safely and effectively navigate the brain to remove the maximum amount of tumor tissue, improving patient outcomes. The iMRI also will aid in the treatment of epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and neuro-psychiatric disorders.

In the above video clip, neurosurgeon Steven Kalkanis, M.D., director of the Laboratory for Translational Brain Tumor Research at Henry Ford Hospital, discusses the technology behind the iMRI and how it will ultimately benefit our patients.
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