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Desc:This is what we pay scientists for, people
Category:Accidents & Explosions, Science & Technology
Tags:science, MRI, oops, oh shit, melon popping
Submitted:Big Beef Burritos Supreme
Date:01/09/09
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Architeuthis Tux
I was going to complain that it wasn't as spectacular as it could have been.

And then they ended with the mise-en-scene of the text about the boy who's head was crushed and the cored melon.
Anonymous
Not mentioned: the following suicides of the MRI technicians.

TeenerTot
Yeah....I'm never gonna get into one of those things.

I imagine being in one is like Magneto's escape scene from X-men 2.
Desidiosus
I just had an MRI on my knee a couple of months ago. I was smart enough to leave my glasses in another room.

Also, holy crap are those things loud. Every time you see a scene on TV, say, where House is calling Foreman a spade in the MRI room, it's total bullshit. They gave me industrial ear protection and I couldn't hear anything else.

fluffy
Not to mention that ridiculous scene where House did an MRI on the guy who was holding a gun. Sure, he moved the gun away from the MRI, but not by all that much, and only because it was interfering with the MRI's readings.

kingofthenothing
House is total bullshit anyway. He walks into operating rooms with no mask on. "Let me just breathe my germs into your open wound." Half the stuff he does wouldn't fly in any hospital or it'd get shut down. But it's like most television and movies - they have to see the actor's faces and they want to make things seem dramatic. (Along a similar vein - anything in movies or t.v. with firefighting where you see some firefighter's face while they're in a burning building putting a fire out, is bunk. They're supposed to wear hoods that cover everything but the eyes.)


MrBuddy
I had to have an MRI of my head. I layed there without enough space between my nose and the machine to put my hand between them. I had to keep my eyes shut so I didn't think about what would happen if the MRI collapsed and crushed me. I also found out that an MRI takes a long, long time. Mine took somewhere between 30 minutes and an hour.

GoodAaron
Nice.
mouser
Was the kid wearing the mellon?
kamlem
No, but I saw a cat at the vet that did!

Syd Midnight
For comparison, a magnet deserving a Wikipedia entry would be about 10 Tesla, and the strongest magnetic fields ever made were EMP pulses of close to 100 Tesla. The surface of a neutron star is about 8000 Tesla.. if you could somehow be there you'd be crushed by the sheer magnetic field.
allcaps
Extra stars for piquing my interest, sir. Even without solid metal, how many Tesla would be needed to rip the very iron out of my blood, for example?

Dicknuts
One. And he wouldn't need a magnet.

glendower
Five stars for the mysterious quality of this video. It is both a cautionary tale and a dark comedy, complete with mechanical soundtrack.
Emcee
Hey look, an assassination scenario for the next Hitman game!
UnderANeonHalo
I was curious about the risk an MRI poses to piercings since most rings are made of 316L surgical steel, the same grade steel used in surgical implants, so I did some looking around. Turns out tattoos are more likely to be a problem. Either way I don't think I'll be getting any MRIs if I can help it.

http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/MRI
Syd Midnight
Mythbusters debunked the tattoo myth, but anyone wearing piercings who tries to get an MRI won't be wearing those piercings for very long. They keep a carbon fiber winch around to remove metal objects without going having to go through the 12 hour power-up cycle

Long Gone Daddy
I have never seen any implant made of steel. Everything, from clips to artificial valves to stents to joints, are made of titanium, which is lighter and stronger and is MRI-safe.

fluffy
Did they at least find the melon's cancer?
garcet71283
SCIENCE!
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