As one of the most common bone diagnostic imaging scans, an x-ray is simply a form of radiation which uses electromagnetic waves to create pictures of the inside of your body. While it is most commonly used to determine a broken bone, in these six instances radiologists found more than bones. These six x-ray images, show radiology humor and are only considered to be that because of the strange items that ended up inside of people.
1) To infinity and beyond
The classic “Toy Story” character Buzz Lightyear made his way up the backside of this patient. Star Command did not lead Buzz to Planet Z on this mission.
2) Marry Me Milkshake
This was the result of a proposal gone wrong, as a man from New Mexico found out after hiding the ring in her milkshake. He had to wait for his answer until the ring completed its journey.
3) Trust your gut
18 months after surgery, Australian Pat Skinner returned to the hospital complaining of stomach pain. This x-ray shows the pair of surgical scissors that they had lost over a year ago during the surgery.
4) Use with caution
n China, someone decided to use a pair of scissors as a toothpick after their meal. They ended up swallowing them when their friend told a joke making them laugh.
5) Butt Dial
A prisoner in San Salvador went to this extreme to stay connected. This x-ray found a cell phone in the prisoner’s colon putting a new meaning to the term “butt dial”.
6) Is that an egg?
Looks may deceiving because this is a 7-inch kidney stone found in a patient in Hungary. Once it was removed, it looked like a deformed ostrich egg.
With x-rays simply being a way to take images inside the body, they also are a great tool for physicians to be able to determine what is the best step for a patient especially in rare circumstances such as these. In these cases, all of the patients were unharmed and can be looked back on with a good laugh. If you are in need of an x-ray, make an appointment with one of our Rosetta Radiologists.