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Re: The MRI and Looping: For Ambient & Experimental Music?

Regarding the exploding tatoos in an MRI, the Mythbusters TV show
addressed this very myth in episode 19.  Links...

Summary of the episode in question (scroll down for MRI tatoo segment):

Non-audio related, but interesting none the less.


On 12/7/05, paul <phaslem@wightman.ca> wrote:
>  I was talking with one of the techs at the hospital where I work about 
> discussion. He told me that there is nothing metal in the room. In fact 
> you have a tattoo, they pack it in ice because something in the ink 
> to the high magnetism and makes it really hot. I asked about the 
> 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 
> the window and seeing what it would pickup. If I get a chance, I can ask
> about it if you like.
>  paul
>  Ontario, Canada
>  At 02:09 PM 12/7/2005, you wrote:
> That would be outstanding. Perhaps putting the recording in the control 
> 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 
> be feasible. Even a basis minidisc recorder with a small stereo 
> attached would be good enough raw material for me!  :)
>  Your comment about the headphones explains why the headphones they put 
> me were attached to plastic tubing that ran to the control room...just 
> like good ol' fashion communication system in boats and submarines!  I 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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.
>  Kris