Radiology 55 Classroom Teaching Assistants!
Sally Turcica She's your first choice for radiographs taken for positioning accuracy.
Lost hair from having alopecia Universalisy-(not chemo-like everyone seems to think)
Pro- the orbitomeatal line of her actual skull matches the OML of her outer shell
(you'll see what I mean later)
Con- it looks like someone took an icepick to her sella turcica-
not great for films requiring identification of sella structure,
but fine for an experiment testing density or contrast
Obama He's the old timer of the dept. Had an injury a few years ago
Pro- his sella is intact, technique similar to Sally. Good for technique experiments.
Con- his inner OML is about 12 Degrees angled up from his outer OML (think about it!)
This means when you position a perfect PA, it will look like almost a Caldwell- very
irritating when you are trying to learn what you did wrong with your positioning!
Sure she looks hot, but she's all plastic! Anna Nicole
Pro- anatomy perfect - good for identifying skull anatomy for outer structures
Con- useless for radiographs- no contrast, almost no density -
except her brain, if she still had one-don't waste
your time on her for anything more than a good time!
Grannie She ain't too cute, and could use a good dentist, but at least she's real!
Pro- What you see is what you get! Good for mandibles and optics
when its helpful to see what you are trying to radiograph.
Con- No brain, no soft tissue-techniques must be quite a bit lighter than with
Sally or Mr. Brown. Not good for accurate technique experiments.
"Died" from a bullet wound to skull many centuries, yet lives on. Dracula
Pro- Good for paper weight
Con- totally useless for anatomy or any radiographic experiences. Might
break toe if dropped on. Only comes out at night!
Obama Jr. While he's younger and better lookin' than Pop, I'm afraid he just doesn't have what
it takes inside like the old man had- a real skull - he's plastic inside and out!
Notice the family resemblance!
The Rubberhead Twins- Mary Kate and Ashley
Both very cute and nearly impossible to tell apart (they are actually fraternal twins but they sure look the same to me),
but they are both so shallow, you can see right through them!
Not great in films (they are both lousy actresses and full of silicone), they are nice for positioning, because
you can see both their exterior radiographic landmarks and their inner skull at the same time. Cool!