American military doctors in Bagram, Afghanistan recently encountered a truly explosive patient. The apparently thick skulled Afghan army soldier was the recipient of a dud 14.5mm incendiary round. The nature of the foreign object was discovered after blasting the patient’s head with X-rays in a CT scanner, after which most devices in the OR were turned off to prevent something from potentially energizing the explosives.
Here’s Dr Sanjay Gupta on CNN reporting about the incident:
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(hat tip: Street Anatomy)