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The Calm, Chaotic Reading Room

Lights off.
Screens on.
The image is brightened,
As intellect is heightened.
A radiologist sits down with coffee,
Ready to collaborate with colleagues.

Eventually the room is flooded with radiographs,
From physicians consulting on their behalf.
With an MRI from neurology,
To a CT in the ED.
While an X-ray from the floor,
Continues to add on more.

As the reads pour in,
The diagnosis is established.
A treatment plan is developed,                                                                                                To help relieve the patient.                                                                                                      For care to be enhanced,
The art of medicine is a dance.
Going carefully through each image,                                                                                      We cannot simply assume,
In the calm, chaotic reading room.

Anthony Bui Anthony Bui (5 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Anthony is a fourth year medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin class of 2024. In 2019, he graduated from University of California San Diego with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience. He enjoys sports, television, and movies in his free time. After graduating medical school, Anthony would like to pursue a career in Diagnostic Radiology.