Like a genetic profile, a functional magnetic–resonance image (fMRI) of the brain can contain information that a pati...

Nivens on November 18, 2019

Why not A?

Can you please explain why a is not the correct answer?

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Skylar on November 22, 2019

@nivensdc, happy to help!

(A) is incorrect because we are given no information about fMRI labeling. Even though an fMRI can contain enough information to create an image of a patient's face, perhaps labeling is still an important part of matching the faces to the many names of medical provider patients. Perhaps creating a facial image is an extra step, in which name-labeling would be a more efficient and therefore important way of organizing records. Perhaps labeling does not refer to names but to labeling specific concerning results of the fMRI, which would be important. Ultimately, we do not have enough information about fMRI labeling to make a determination about its importance without assuming.

(B) is correct because we are told that an fMRI can create a picture of a patient's face, whereas a genetic profile cannot. This creates a unique potential privacy threat, which is what (B) points out.

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