My wife is HOT!!

….Literally hot- as in radioactive!  For laughs, Katie let me measure her radioactivity immediately following her PET scan.

I was really surprised how easily we could get a reading.  I am currently looking into the feasibility of making my own PET scanner using PIN photodiodes, instead of LYSO crystal scintillators and PMTs.  Of course, it will be a while before I make my own cyclotron (to generate isotope tracer), but I could always test it out after one of her scans.  So many projects, so little time!

Cancer Therapy Treatment Idea

I had this idea for a cancer therapy and ran it by a friend at a party (who just completed med school even.) He instantly shot the idea down. It’s amazing how quickly people can come up with good, convincing arguments to slash your idea into pieces. It’s really cool that someone else had the idea and made it work, but a bit shocking about just how easily a big idea like that can get dismissed by people. For some reason, coming up with ideas and different ways of doing things or even talking about them annoys most people I meet. It makes me think of how many potentially good ideas I’ve let others dismiss and discourage in me over the years. It makes me think the best friends of mine are the ones that have always cheered me on with my crazy ideas (so thanks everyone!) It makes me think one of my ideas will eventually pay off. It makes me think that, if I keep plugging away, I will have my Doc Brown moment.