In her polemic "On Photography", Susan Sontag argued that the proliferation of images in the modern era fostered a passive "chronic voyeuristic relation" to the world around us.  As a diagnostic radiologist, I spent my workdays interpreting "photographs" of the human interior.  Each study was approached as a puzzle with a potential solution, and each analysis was a quest for certainty.  Through concise language in a written report, I sought to minimize ambiguity.  The images were presumed to hold meaning for the patient and their physician, and often that meaning resulted in intervention on the patient's behalf.  In this narrow sense, at least, Sontag was wrong.

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