Mechanical heart pump
Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT, or dual-energy CT) scan of a patient who received a mechanical heart pump (coloured blue) while waiting for a heart transplant. Virtual ‘slices’ were taken of the patient’s chest using X-rays (with this type of scan, the dose of radiation received by the patient is extremely low). The images were then used to create a 3D digital model that can be rotated, sliced and magnified as required. Different colours and degrees of transparency can also be applied to the various tissues. In this image, the patient’s arms are raised up near their head. The heart pump, breastbone (complete with L-shaped metal sutures), collarbone and bones of the ribcage have been made opaque. Other layers of tissue have been made see-through so that the connections between the heart and the pump can be checked. The pump is wired to the left side of the diseased heart and to the aorta (the major artery supplying oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body). The pump’s connection to the heart is faultless. This technique is extremely useful for noninvasively investigating and diagnosing medical conditions and for performing virtual autopsies.
Melissa Harris-Perry Sister Citizen; Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (via brashblacknonbeliever)
I will be loud and vulgar and angry and me. So change your ways or shut your racist mouths. Use your liberal rationality to unlearn your contempt for me and my people, or shut your racist mouths.
I am not going to eat myself up inside anymore. I am not going to eat myself up inside anymore. I am not going to eat myself up inside anymore.
I am going to eat you.
Rosario Morales, I am the Reasonable One (1986)
TW: RAPE, ATTEMPTED RAPE, COERCION
You tie him down, pour gasoline over his body, light a match, and enjoy the smell of a burning rapist.
Legal option - you should leave him. Because he’s a rapist. He tried to rape you.
it’s alarming how many times i’ve had this same conversation with people