Friday, 28 February 2014

Radiologists are perspicacious!

I found this great picture on The YUNiversity of Righteous Grammar website last week. It shows Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of Sherlock Holmes, the detective famous from the novels by Arthur Conan Doyle.

I happen to think that "perspicacious" is the perfect descriptor of radiologists (but then again, I am biased!). 

Just like the famous detective, radiologists are tasked with solving complex problems, picking up clues from imaging tests and putting together seemingly unrelated pieces of data to synthesise a unifying diagnosis. Observation skills and lateral thinking are key weapons in the radiologist's armoury, and being able to gaze through the mist of information and noise to identify a key single finding is what makes radiologists perspicacious.

So the next time I'm asked to use a word to describe myself, I think I'll use perspicacious!