Okay, so this post has almost nothing to do with medical devices. Let's just get that out of the way.
After almost a week of constant walking and being surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells of about fifty thousand people, Thursday comes around and suddenly it's time to say goodbye to RSNA for another year. So what better way is there to unwind and relax before catching your flight home than to treat yourself to some of Chicago's famous deep dish pizza. Because in a way, a deep dish pizza is a lot like an MRI machine...
Nope. Scratch that. The deep dish pizza was a lot like three pizzas stacked on top of each other. I'm not sure what they mean when they say that one of the large pizzas feeds 4 to 5 people. Maybe 4 to 5 competitive eaters. Hobbits.
Anyway, with the theme of RSNA 2013 in mind, we harnessed the "Power of Partnership" and worked together to consume an unsafe amount of food. The pizza itself more than lived up to the hype tasty toppings, crispy crust, and more cheese than you could shake a stick at. Delicious. It definitely received FDA approval, umm, I mean "our approval". Special RSNA lecturer and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would have been proud of us as, by "mobilizing human potential", we were able to eat almost 60% of the pizza we ordered.
In the end though, it turns out that it's not a great idea to stuff your stomach with food the density of a black hole right before traveling. I was feeling a little... lethargic. Is that the best word. Catatonic maybe? I think next time we'll start the week with pizza.