Stibium: The thing that my mind questions is how can you miss it if you are looking all over the X-ray for something that's causing symptoms? I read the headline, immediately looked at the X-ray and tried to figure out what it was and what was the "gorilla." (I assumed "gorilla" was a metaphor, not an actual gorilla.) It took me a couple seconds to scan from the left side to right and see it.
jack21221: Embden.Meyerhof: If there was a disease which caused gorillas to grow inside my body, I'd bet the radiologists would find it in their pictures.Since there isn't such a disease, I'm not concerned about it.You should be concerned.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15995100Here is a case study where a guidewire was left in a patient, and despite being clearly visible on three x-rays and a CT scan, every doctor missed it. I first heard about that case study in The Invisible Gorilla by Chabris and Simons. It's an excellent book. The problem is not gorillas. The problem is missing things that you're not specifically looking for.
Embden.Meyerhof: If there was a disease which caused gorillas to grow inside my body, I'd bet the radiologists would find it in their pictures.Since there isn't such a disease, I'm not concerned about it.
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