Very interesting... I see that this thread about HOW to post MRI pics has no real replies or discussion, whilst the topic itself still has elicited over 740 "views"! During the same time frame, the fabulous thread in which I actually posted my own MRIs has only 160 "views."
(My MRI thread: http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-16335.html
That leads me to believe that there are hundreds of people out there in cyberspace who, like me, also have an exhibitionist's desire to post revealing pics of their naked brains for the whole world to see, but, like me, were too inept to do so.
I'm not sure exactly what info posters are looking for, so I'll bump this thread, explain in my own rambling, ravaged brain sort of way how I finally posted my MRI pics, and maybe others will stop in to give us simpler, easier shortcuts. Or you can stop in to ask questions. Or feel free to post one of yours on here.
**First you need a CD/DVD of your MRIs from wherever you had them done. When I asked at my recent MRI, they made a CD for me on the spot - free. I also have films of all my early MRIs (2003, 2004, 2005), and once they switched to CDs, I called and got free copies of those on CD also. The physiatrist who dx'd me told me to pick up the films & radiologist reports (1st copies are free) and take them to a neuro, so I've made sure to get them ever since. I'll need to take this one to my next neuro visit.
The CD opens right up, but it's in a weird format, so I had to do a lot of clicking to pull up all the series of dozens of pics (with help from someone at work). I picked about 6 of the best views, pulled them up to "display" one at a time, clicked on the "Tools", then "Export Image" (not "save as"), chose "Image" instead of "Series", and quickly saved each one to my computer.
**To make them a better size to post, I took a wild guess and did what I do with regular CD photos to make them e-mailable. I right click and "open" each one with "Microsoft Picture Manager" and not the Windows default picture editor (it's so much easier for me). I "edited" by first cropping my name and extra space out of the frame. Then I "edited" by "resizing" to 50 %. It made them just the right size – not too big for a narrow thread, but big enough to see the details.
**Then I had to navigate a photo hosting site, which ended up being Photobucket after all. It was a top rated site for ease, and it was back online by the time I returned to my project anyway.
**I followed the directions to load them all. Then it was super simple to click the "img" link choice listed under each pic (which automatically copies it) and then post each one on my thread. Here's a sample of how they come out.
**Here's a link to the thread on TiMS that tells in general how to post pictures here: http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-3242.html
These are still not quite small enough for an avatar pic, but you can find those directions under your "Profile" section.