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Re: The MRI and Looping: For Ambient & Experimental Music?
I was talking with one of the techs at the hospital where I work about
this discussion. He told me that there is nothing metal in the room. In
fact if you have a tattoo, they pack it in ice because something in the
ink reacts to the high magnetism and makes it really hot. I asked about
the Microphone they have in the room and he was telling me that all the
communication wiring is done with fiber optics. I was wondering about
using a couple of contact pickups, I have a few McIntyres kicking around
here, on the door or the window and seeing what it would pickup. If I get
a chance, I can ask about it if you like.
At 02:09 PM 12/7/2005, you wrote:
would be outstanding. Perhaps putting the recording in the control room
of the MRI facility and having the wires run into the room, two stereo
microphones on either side of the machine would be ideal, but that may
not be feasible. Even a basis minidisc recorder with a small stereo
microphone attached would be good enough raw material for me!
Your comment about the headphones explains why
the headphones they put on me were attached to plastic tubing that ran to
the control room...just the like good ol' fashion communication system in
boats and submarines! I think a mic would be fine outside the
machine. When I had my MRI, there were plenty of objects in the room
around the machine...I just couldn't have any metallic objects on my body
inside it. They were really concerned about that. I was shot in the leg
by a .357 magnum when I was a teenager, which left several pieces of soft
lead in my leg, which were removed surgically. That was enough for them
to open their manual and search for data on that caliber of gun, types of
bullets, copper vs. lead shells, etc.