Sometimes in radiology, we come across images that look odd, comical or surprisingly beautiful, and one may even wonder whether there is a subliminal message within.
The original Rorschach test deals with interpretation of ink blots as a method of psychological assessment. Here we challenge you to submit your own radiological "ink blots" and show us what you saw in them.
This citation from Irwin Freundlich poetically describes the underlying idea of the confrontation of Roentgen with Rorschach:
"Many things have been done, many battles won,
by the followers of the ray.
And the pioneers' light has improved our sight.
But to a man, we confuse if we can,
The realm of psychology with that of pathology,
The Rorschach and the Roentgen'gram."
History and etymology
Herman Rorschach (1884-1922) was a Swiss psychiatrist who devised the eponymous ink blot test.
- 1. Freundlich, Irwin M. Radiology. doi:10.1148/117.1.66