Medical System

So I was going to add this clever thing to my post below about the softball game where I show you the x-rays of my knee and ankle (long story but there are injuries in both places). But when I popped in the CD, I found that the images were in a proprietary format that’s not readable on Macs anyway. Which got me thinking: why don’t they just use .tiff files? (For the uninitiated, .tiff is an uncompressed image format.) This seems to be a classic medical authority thing: sure, let the patient carry around his or her own x-rays but don’t let the patient look at them! That would apparently be too much.

Today we got our forms in the mail for the permanent residency medical exams. I’ve never been so excited to go to a doctor in my life.