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Re: MRI recording

Hey thanks Bennett and to all who responded. We I ended up having two scans which is way too long in there but the sounds are so visceral and deep I got through it ok.

I did ask them about recording but they seemed pretty reticent. They were and are usually really busy so I just got on with it.

Kris's recordings and those online are cool but it would be difficult to capture the real intensity of the experience anyway :)


On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Bennett Williams <bennettwilliamsdrums@gmail.com> wrote:

I am a Radiologic Technologist. You will not be able to bring a recording device into the magnet. If you did, it would fly out of your hand, into the magnet, and take out anything in it's path. The magnet is 25, 000 times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field. In order to record the sounds of the magnet, you would have to find some kind of microphone that would work in the presence of that kind of magnetic field. I am thinking a PZM mic might work, but those are made of metal, so you better hang on tight to it. *maybe* you could duct tape it to the wall and run a cable out of the room to the recorder. I would not take the risk of having a person inside the magnet with any metal object that could become a projectile if it came loose as that can cause serious injury or even be fatal. (Oxygen tanks have become missiles) They do however, have phantom objects that are used for daily calibration. Talk to the tech and see if you could come in when the patients are gone, and see if you can do some recording then. Be prepared to experiment.

On Jun 20, 2012 12:10 PM, "Jeff Duke" <jeffloops@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey loopers! I have an MRI scheduled this eve and was wondering how you could record the sounds. I love the ct album
MRI but didn't get much info about how to do it.