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Jesus X-Ray
A Florida man who recently had a chest X-ray says that he can see Jesus in it. Which raises the question, just what HAS that guy been smoking?

Personally, I can't see it at all. (Thanks Joe and Bob)
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Posted by The Curator on Thu Dec 13, 2007


Nope, I can't see it at all.
Usually you can kind of make out some kind of hazy appearance of a face but I can't see anything here!
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Thu Dec 13, 2007  at  01:29 AM
"I'm afraid you've got Jesi, Mr Farnsworth."
Posted by magical ghoul  in  Philadelphia, PA  on  Thu Dec 13, 2007  at  02:09 AM
Looks like theres a face in the trachea area, right about where it overlays with the lungs at the top. Jesus looks like he's making the "O" face though to me.
Posted by Emidawg  on  Thu Dec 13, 2007  at  03:56 AM
nope,dont see anything. wonder how much hes gonna sell this for.
Posted by red_dragon_girl_69  in  Earth, I think  on  Thu Dec 13, 2007  at  05:55 AM
OK, I looked at the picture in the story and in the left lung (right as you look at it, just to be clear) I can see a vague shape that might be a head and just below the bright line at the top of the lung I can see what might be an eye but that's it. I had to presume that there was an image there to see it. Maybe in the original it is clearer but in the reproduced photo - nope.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Thu Dec 13, 2007  at  11:41 AM
I see what he means. This picture looks very much like an X-ray of Jesus' chest.

Who says religious pictures have to be of faces?
Posted by Big Gary  in  Punkin Center, Texas  on  Thu Dec 13, 2007  at  12:03 PM
Xray is wrong way round! Heart should be on left (as though you're looking at someone in front of you).
Posted by Edthedoc  in  UK  on  Thu Dec 13, 2007  at  03:02 PM
Forget Jesus in the lungs... what's that metal thing in the upper lobe of the left one?! (Oh, and this picture is wrong, as Edthedoc mentioned.) Is that a port or something? It's near the subclavian artery, isn't it??
Posted by RainOubliette  in  Pennsylvania  on  Thu Dec 13, 2007  at  06:33 PM
I'm an x-ray tech, so I'll give ya my thoughts on it. Since I can't see a full sized image, I'm just going off the thumbnail, but honestly, I can't see anything at all, aside from it being a poor quality x-ray (there are runner marks on the film, dirty runners on the processor dryer section, a square artifact on the right side, and also another artifact on the upper right lobe). RainOubliette, I initially thought maybe that was a port, like a central line or something, but I can't see any lines running toward the heart (or anywhere, for that matter), so it just looks like an artifact, like maybe a shirt-pin the guy didn't take off before the film (but like I said, I can only see the thumbnail, so maybe there are lines, hard to tell at that scale).

Edthedoc is correct, the film is turned the wrong way, the film should be placed as if the patient is facing you, so yeah, it should be flipped.

But yeah, I can't see anything resembling a face, much less Jesus's face. The dark spot in the trachea is air in his throat as he held his breath, the white part between the lungs is the mediastium (heart shadow blur), and the little tree-branch like things coming off the sides into the lungs are bronchi. Nothing spectacular to me, that I can see.

That's my $0.02, for what it's worth.
Posted by Josh  in  Texas  on  Thu Dec 13, 2007  at  07:52 PM
I'm studying to be a medical lab tech right. Since I just had a class that discussed ports and that's sort of what they look like. (I have also had experience with helping my Dad care for his when he gets chemo.)

I don't see Jesus but the trachea looks sort of as if there is a snake coming up from his stomach!
Posted by RainOubliette  in  Pennsylvania  on  Thu Dec 13, 2007  at  10:23 PM
Why do you all keep looking for faces?
As I told you, it's an image of Jesus' chest X-ray.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Punkin Center, Texas  on  Fri Dec 14, 2007  at  10:44 AM
Doesn't anyone remember the movie Stargate, or the TV show SG-1? There's no face. What you think is a trachea is actually a Goa'uld parasite. What we thought was sci-fi is actually true!

OK, I'll put the geek in me away for a while...
Posted by Leshka  in  NYC  on  Fri Dec 14, 2007  at  11:03 AM
Top right of the photo, in the shoulder blade, with a little imagination, you can see Christ crucified, with his head hanging to his right.
Posted by Walter Finch  in  Brampton Canada  on  Fri Dec 14, 2007  at  12:29 PM
LOL
Man, is Jesus turned out to be a Goa'uld that would seriously make my day! grin
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Fri Dec 14, 2007  at  08:30 PM
This x-ray is NOT backwards. It is of the same guy whose x-ray is used at the beginning of 'Scrubs'.

And I agree with Emidog that the said face in question is in the trachea. Think of a shrouded Jesus.
Posted by Jim  in  Space Coast, FL  on  Sat Dec 15, 2007  at  06:52 AM
Here, here...this is what I saw. (Hope the HTML works!)

Posted by Jackie  on  Sat Dec 15, 2007  at  10:37 AM
Working off that enlarged picture from Jackie... I see Jesus in a bunny suit.
Posted by Suki  in  Madison  on  Sun Dec 16, 2007  at  01:36 PM
Hey! Jesus IS wearing a bunny suit. He must be celebrating Easter there...
Posted by Jackie  on  Sun Dec 16, 2007  at  04:51 PM
Anyone made the CafePress "Jesus Is My Lung Cancer" t-shirt yet?
Posted by outeast  on  Mon Dec 17, 2007  at  04:06 AM
"This x-ray is NOT backwards. It is of the same guy whose x-ray is used at the beginning of 'Scrubs'."
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Ummm, Jim?
At the risk of sounding like a total jerk here, are you in any form of healthcare?

Because I am (Radiology, specifically, a.k.a X-ray, have been for 5 years).

The film should be hung the other way. So what if it's from a TV show? TV shows are notorious for getting things wrong. I know what it should look like, and it's hung backwards.

No offense was meant, I just hate people correcting me on something when I know what I'm talking about.
Posted by Josh  in  Texas  on  Mon Dec 17, 2007  at  10:09 PM
His heart should be on the left side, as if he was facing you face-to-face. That's the proper way to view a film.
Posted by Josh  in  Texas  on  Mon Dec 17, 2007  at  10:10 PM
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