These two images were made by superimposing two separate images showing the head and the neck of the victim with the watch in her neck. (See I Was Riding The Bus) . The original image was a standard x-ray. A second image of the same area was made after marking dyes had been injected into the patient. The dyes are used to highlight arterial damage by showing arterial bleeding. Here the dyes show damage to the common carotid artery. These specific images are the third in the series and were made by superimposing the other two. This technique causes some information to be masked out and the resulting images are called subtraction images. They help physicians to get a clearer understanding of the damage to the blood vessels. (Front view and side view) Note the ghost image of the watch in each view.
Three Hand Injuries
College student with fractured ring finger, metal in wrist area, Left: Two images of hands with metal fragments
Left: Severed forearm and fragmented distal radius and ulna and multiple fragments of shrapnel in the swollen stump.
Right: Severed forearm, destroyed ulna and radius and bits of shrapnel in the soft tissue
Nail in Neck
Severely Damaged Leg
Above: Shattered tibia and fibula and shrapnel near ankle.
Upper right: X-Ray of knee - square object lateral to fibular head
Lower right: Commuted fracture of the medial epilondyle (elbow) with fragments of shrapnel in the elbow.
This X-Ray was necessary because a hex nut from a bomb tore into the calf bone of a civilian. We don't know if the victim is Jewish, Muslim, Christian or a member of some other faith, nor do we know the victim's age, gender or socio-economic status. We don't know how the victim happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Top Three: Series of magnification images of hip and severely broken leg with multiple hex nuts.
(Center and top right show artery damage)
Bottom: Broken calf bone and artery damage
Smashed Arm, Damaged Leg, Broken Foot
Left: Large piece of shrapnel, comminuted, angulated fracture of the distal radius
Right: Lateral view of ankle, multiple fragments of shrapnel, leg and foot broken in multiple places, fractured distal tibia, and fifth metatarsal and cuboid.
Duratrans image 32x40"
A Very Sick Child
Pulmonary edema (fluid in lungs), screws in left arm and chest wall
1-3 Head injury to 4 year old child, shrapnel penetrating skull
4-5 Hex nuts in foot and leg of 16 year old, fractures
6 (Left) Shrapnel in brain of 17 year old
40x32" Duratrans film
Left: Metal fragment in right side of abdomen at level of liver and right kidney, shrapnel, right, lower abdomen, metal in pelvis
Right: Curved metal fragments at level of left kidney, and shrapnel in right upper pelvis
1. Multiple hex nuts in pelvis
2. Enlargement of hip injury and broken femur
3. Hex nut in spine
4. Nails in knee
5. Both femurs (thigh bones) are broken in multiple places and many pieces of shrapnel in thighs
6. Many piece of shrapnel in legs