You may notice that I removed the head scan with toothbrush post. I am just not sure how to deal with: (a) the potential legal consequences of publishing medical photos, x-rays or scans of people without their permission even if their is no identifying info on it. (b) the ethical issues related to making light of someone's medical misfortune in a public forum, using privileged information, even if their is no identifying information. So I just removed it, because it kind of bothered me.
I was thinking of asking a patient to let me photgraph a large spider bite wound and maybe posting it. I know that my clinic has form for patients to sign allowing photos to be taken, but I don't think it mentions publishing.
Does anyone have any input on these issues?