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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by vniow, Jan 16, 2006.
He-he... reminds me of the exploding tattoo segment on Mythbusters...
Those MRI machines can generate an awesome megnetic field...
and did I mention... !!!!
One time I got an MRI for my kidney. The nurse warmed up the table for me. It was splendid. I didn't have any chairs fly at me.
It was fun.
(I think only because I was on large amounts of morphine...)
NYT did a story on industrial safety in hospitals and also discussed this in detail... when the MRI is empty, and this kind of screwup happens, it's a little funny...not so funny when the MRI is not empty....
Wow that is scary! MRI's are so fricken powerful I would hate to have a chair flying at me while Im strapped down!
Anyone ever work with NMR's?
Yeah can you say strong magnet, that actually looks like a giant R2D2.
They are pure joy.
wow glad noone was hurt in those....damn thats scary
Actually people have died. The one case I am aware of is a patients oxygen cylinder being left in the room. Not pretty!
Even if you suspect that you may have metal on your body you should be classed as not suitable for an MRI and given a CT. An example would be if you are a metal worker and suspect you may have shards of metal which could be in your eyes, you should be nixed from the list. Shudder to think of what would happen if someone didn't mention that they did....
It can't be that bad, how about dental fillings? Basically everyone in North America/Europe/not 3rd world would be nixed from the list
Yeah, anybody who has worked with metal EVER shouldn't get an MRI because of their eyes. Not saying there are huge wads of metal in there, but if there is........yuck! Did you get metal pins in your legs or something after an accident? Hope you remember these things. Sometimes people forget, and BLAMO!!
Yeah, it is that bad. Dental fillings are non-ferrous (i.e. not magnetic). But surgical implants, metal shards, etc etc, do exclude you. MRI's do a good job of wiping your credit cards too, if you get too close.
i've had several MRIs and i always try to take a paperclip or something in with me as i approach the machine, just to feel it squirm in my hand before i sheepishly hand it to the nurse. their necklace-like hospital name badges always stand straigt out in front of them (if they forget to take them off) as they get me onto the table too. the joy of magnets
You'd give most of our staff a coronary!
Like the other good folks have pointed out neocell, it really is that serious. Staff shouldn't have any metal items on their clothes, hence plastic zippers and poppers for work clothing...