Doctors at Queens University thought they were going nuts when they saw what appeared to be the outline of a man's face staring back at them in an ultrasound image of a tumour.
Drs. Naji Touma and Gregory Roberts were scrolling through images of a testicular tumour on a computer when they did a double take.
It was very ghoulish, like a man screaming in pain. His mouth was open and it looked like one eye was gouged out, said Touma, a professor at Queens University Medical School and urologist at Kingston General Hospital.
The ultrasound image, taken in December 2009, was sent to the journal Urology and recently published under the tongue-in-cheek headline, "The face of testicular pain: A surprising ultrasound finding."
A brief debate ensued on whether the image could have been a sign from the deity (perhaps the Egyptian god of male virility); however, the consensus deemed it a mere coincidental occurrence rather than a divine proclamation, the accompanying article said.
The ultrasound was taken after a 45-year-old man complained of discomfort. A 6 cm. growth turned out to be a benign tumour, the result of an infection, and the testicle was removed.
Touma chuckled over the finding, saying he's never seen anything like it. It's not unlike pieces of toast or grilled cheese sandwiches with the images of the Virgin Mary that occasionally go up for auction on eBay, he said.
I've got a pic of a guy's brain scan, which very clearly supports the theory that men think with another part of their anatomy, on occasion. Perhaps he, as you're suggesting here, was receiving UltraCare from the MRI nurse..
Regrettably, due to aforementioned image clarity, and HP rules being what they are, there's no chance I can load it here....