June 17, 2014 | By Paul Natland |
The “selfie”, a socially shared digital self-portrait has proliferated in the past few years with the introduction of photo-sharing sites like Instagram and Facebook. According to Wikipedia, “By 2013, the word “selfie” had become commonplace enough to be monitored for inclusion in the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary. In November 2013, the word “selfie” was announced as being the “word of the year” by the Oxford English Dictionary, which gave the word itself an Australian origin.”
It therefore seems fitting that Radiologists (or perhaps even the X-Ray Technologists) would want to take a selfie of their own, using a medium that they’re most comfortable with.
(We of course wouldn’t ever suggest taking a picture like this, as it goes against every principle of maintaining the lowest radiation dose possible. It would seem there is no medically relevant reason for an image like this. We’d hope that this was a great photoshop job created for amusement and entertainment only.)