Friday, 22 November 2013

Collaboration with Gordon Lightfoot and W. Shakespeare: "As We Nuke It"

POST #3
Part 1: POETIC PARODY (reprinted)
ORIGINAL POEM:  Jaques' Monologue, Act iii, Shakepeare's "As You Like It".
POETIC PARODY: Nucl Med Commun 2002 and Photon 2004; modified with permission of the author.
Part 2: PASTICHE with PARODY SONG_LYRICS
ORIGINAL POEM:  Jaques' Monologue, Act iii, Shakepeare's "As You Like It", 1623.
ORIGINAL SONG: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", 1976 by Gordon Lightfoot,  used primarily for music and meter.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2014.





Part 1: AS WE NUKE IT (Poetic parody)


All the world's a scan,
And all its ins and outs are Nuclear’s patients.
They have their statics, and their cine-modes,
And each head which rotates views many parts;
The PACS lists their registrations.....At first the milkscan —
Pooling of puking in the basal lungs:
Then, refluxing schoolgirl for her cysto,
With brimming bladder bright, curling her toes
Unwillingly to void: and then the scrotal —
Orchitis like fire, or a wakened Uro
Scrubbed for his torted testis:  then a bleeder,
Full of tinned cells, blood labelled in the lab,
Nil found by scopes, yet suddenly maroon-stooling,
Seeking the blip extravasation
Anywhere from antrum south:  and then, shunt-study —
Tube blocked in belly, with good CT down,
His eyes rolled back, us free-of-latex gloved,
Hakim or Pudenz bulged with fluid clear;
And so we draw it off.....The next is slotted
For the diuretic renogram,
Nephrostomy in place and pouch on flank,
His useful side, well drained by frusemide
(as we Brits say), but his big kidney’s counts
Rising again and portending trouble, no peaks
Or downturns in its curve.....Last scan of all,
That aids nocturnal transplant surgery —
Cerebral countlessness, then world-matched-donoring,   
Bank organs, yank tubes, and thank certainty.



Part 2:  AS WE NUKE IT (parody-song)

(to the tune of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald")

I write what I can  ...... All the world is a scan and,
Its ins and outs all Nuclear’s patients.
They have planars, both statics and cine-mode flicks,
And each camera-head gets registrations.

With a digital load, tons more if we've 'tomo' ed
Using a step-and-shoot acquisition;
For Pediatrics, we've got quite a few tricks,
And the PACS list shows studies int'resting. 

For that tiny manat first there's a milkscan —
Through the night his lungs pooling his puking:
Then, refluxing girl for her cysto, toes curled
"E. Fitzgerald" spring of 1975 
Absorbed doses quite small, 'though we're nuking.

Though full bladder's her plight, as the moon lights the night
We can measure reflux while she's peeing;
Her neighbor's orchitis, they won't pex a hot testis;
No torsion! the Uro keeps sleeping.  

Up next there's a bleeder; should he go to "theatre"? 
No scoped site by rectal or by mouth.
He's still maroon-stooling; cells label, no fooling,
Seek hot blip somewhere from antrum south. 

And then, a shunt-study —with 'tube blocked distally?',
We assume pressure's high, we've tray ready.
So when we draw back from bulged reservoir Hakim, 
And inject, we'll find his belly empty. 

The next scan does shift with dynamic-flow drift
Is the post-op kidney on the lam?
Drainage pouch on his side, we'll i.v. frusemide
A diuretic-enhanced renogram.

Good partner in stride, it drips quickly with pride,
No such luck for its mate now diverting.
Big organ's counts doubling, and that's rather troubling - 
No peaks or downturns in its curving.

The last scan's emerg-y, and aids transplant surg'ry —
No uptake cerebral means donoring,
First-pass shows no flow, uptake pattern's a go, so    
Bank organs, yank tubes, and thank certainty.

I write what I can  ...... All the world is a scan and,
Its in-s and out-s  all Nuclear’s patients.
They have planars, both statics and cine-mode flicks,
And each camera-head gets registrations.


Performing Notes



Asus4 = 2200

 I [A] write what I can  ...... All the [Em] world is a scan and,
Its [G] in-s and out-s  [D] all Nuclear’s patients. [Asus]
They have [A] planars, both  statics and [Em] cine-mode flicks,
And each [G] camera-head [D] gets regis[Asus]trations.
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