Visualizing endometriosis. The construction of professional vision in radiology
This article focuses on the professional vision of radiologists specialized in endometriosis. The diagnosis is conceptualized as a device for authenticating bodies. On the one hand, I address the issues related to the division of medical work; on the other hand, I examine those related to the learning of technical and sensory skills, seeking to show their interweaving and their implications in the making of endometriosis. The demonstration proceeds in two ways: the first part deals with the legitimization of the visual expertise of radiologists through a boundary work with gynecological surgery, that resulted in a shift of jurisdiction within the diagnostic process. The second part focuses on how radiologists learn to see endometriosis and to make sense of the images produced through the mobilization of a set of perceptual signs.
- medical imaging
- professional vision
Barbara Pentimalli, Vanessa Rémery, Caroline Datchary
Revue d’anthropologie des connaissances 14-3 | 2020 «The Factory of Gaze in the Learning of the Trade»
Health – medicine
Work – carrer – professions