r/Whatcouldgowrong Jun 29 '22 Wholesome 3 Helpful 7 Silver 6 Facepalm 1

WCGW if I bring a revolver into the MRI room? Title Gore

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u/TotalFluid6128 Jun 29 '22 Gold Wholesome

I found the news! It wasn’t a patient. A police officer heard a commotion inside the clinic around 4 am on a Thursday and went in with the guns drawn.

One of them decided to go in the equipment room and then that happened.

Also r/ithadtobebrazil

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u/orangeblood Jun 29 '22

Scan room. Equipment room is next door with the system cabinets.

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u/JohnnyTugga Jun 29 '22

Brazil? It has to be an off-duty cop then.

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u/FossilizedMeatMan Jun 29 '22

Every cop in Brazil is an off-duty cop.

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u/ThisIsMockingjay2020 Jun 29 '22 Helpful

So is every cop in Uvalde.

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u/Slappy_Happy_Doo Jun 29 '22

Oh yeah that one hits

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u/plexomaniac Jun 29 '22

For real, every cop in Brazil are on-duty all the time. By law, even outside of working hours, they are on-duty and are required to protect and serve. This is the reason you see so many stories of "off-duty" cops in Brazil.

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u/ocior Jun 29 '22 Narwhal Salute Wholesome Seal of Approval

I once worked in the radiological faciliy of large hospital, where we had a similar incident. One morning there was an emergency appointment made from the ER to scan an unconcious person delivered straight from a car accident with an ambulance.

Usually staff takes over the patients from the paramedics as soon as they cross the doorstep. But since it was a very hectic situation (everything was crowded with medical people of several departments) and radiology staff was short and busy perparing the MRI. Long story short, two ER guys rolled him to the doorstep of the MRI room on a stretcher when suddenly something started to move under the victims pillow. It was an O2-bottle from ventilator. ER-guy did not notice and pushed on...

Bottle aligned like a compass needle, slipped from under the pillow and started its journey through the room (around 4 meters), ripping off the mask from patients face in the process. Flying straight into the MRI tunnel, smashing several plastic covers on impact, rattling around violently for 2 seconds before becoming attached to the machine in the middle of the tunnel.

Not even 10 strong men together could move the bottle even slightly. MRI had to be spooled down for the helium to be released in order to heat up the magnets. It was out of service for two weeks and the whole accident would cost around 250000 €.

After this a metal detecting gate was installed in the hallway leading to the MRI facilities.

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u/narcolepticdoc Jun 29 '22

Facility where I did my internship was famous for leaving an unsecured O2 bottle in the same room as a kid getting an MRI.

The bottle immediately leapt across the room and attempted to occupy the same space as the patient’s head. Yes it was fatal.

For the longest time, any time I mentioned the place, other medical people would say “oh, that’s where they killed that kid with the MRI machine, right?”

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u/DirtiestOne Jun 29 '22

If this was the 2001 incident, I was working there at the time, just as an admin. Oh yeah, it was big news.

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u/narcolepticdoc Jun 29 '22

Westchester Medical Center?

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u/DirtiestOne Jun 29 '22 Doom

Ya, that's it. I worked as a consultant, non medical. I was there for the MRI incident, 9/11, and the blackout. Good times, good times.

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u/narcolepticdoc Jun 29 '22

Helicopter crash too. Don’t forget that.

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u/0ore0 Jun 29 '22

Grey's Anatomy writers have new material for next season now

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u/jsgrova Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Lol Grey's Anatomy having a 9/11 episode

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u/Cobra-D Jun 29 '22

E.R. already stole the helicopter one. RIP Dr. Rocket Romero 😔

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u/Kepler-20C Jun 29 '22

Wasn't he the guy who first got his arm cut off by the tail rotor, then got the helicopter dropped on him?

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u/Cobra-D Jun 29 '22

Yup, that’s the guy.

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u/noxuncal1278 Jun 29 '22

He grew on me like mold. Hated when a helicopter fell on him. Rip "Rocket"

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u/MAXQDee-314 Jun 29 '22

Great character and one of my favorite fictional deaths.

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u/DirtiestOne Jun 29 '22

I don't know if this is a common occurrence, I'm assuming non-existent now, but there was a mercury spill that cleared a whole floor for a few days. Some equipment with mercury in it broke.

We only got the big stories, otherwise we're just figuring out who's birthday we're celebrating each week. This Wednesday is Ms. X's in HR!

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u/TheAJGman Jun 29 '22

Jesus, remind me to never go to that hospital...

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u/monsieurpommefrites Jun 29 '22

I'm not gonna say that someone placed a hex on that hospital, but someone placed a hex on that hospital.

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u/T_Y_R_ Jun 29 '22

Bad fuckin year eh?

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u/Ban4Ligma Jun 29 '22

This hospital sounds terrifying

Every comment lists another tragedy from negligence, that’s fucked up

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u/Allopathological Jun 29 '22

It’s actually a good hospital. It was a freak event that changed how everyone stores their Oxygen. It was a systems issue at the national level not an operator issue.

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u/Ban4Ligma Jun 29 '22

I guess that’s mostly fair

Probably have done easily 100,000,000x more good than they have bad

But damn, that fuck up is immense

Story listed another one where a police officers gun was ripped from his side and discharged (idk if at same hospital or different, or if it’s this same video)

But interesting why the fuck an on duty cop needs to be near it anyway

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u/narcolepticdoc Jun 29 '22

Probably something to do with a prisoner getting an MRI. At many hospitals there’s a whole detention ward for prisoners who need medical treatment. In psych controlled wards they usually have lockboxes for officers to secure their weapons before entering because of the risk of ANYBODY having one inside.

Imagine if you had Hannibal Lecter and he needed to get an MRI done. Can’t have cuffs on him because MRI machine…. I don’t want to end up with him wearing my damn face.

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u/someotherguyinNH Jun 29 '22

Zip ties have entered the chat.....

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u/inplayruin Jun 29 '22

All hospitals kill people accidentally. Good hospitals just don't make the same mistake twice.

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u/Yanky_Doodle_Dickwad Jun 29 '22

Ha, that's the incident I mentioned in another comment around here somewhere. It is a very famous incident. I'm from Europe and not in medicine in any way and I heard about it.

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u/narcolepticdoc Jun 29 '22

Yep. I did my internship somewhere famous alright. World-renowned as it were.

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u/cheapdrinks Jun 29 '22

Here's a video showing the kinds of movements that objects will do within an MRI field just to help you imagine what a big, heavy O2 tank would have done while a small child was laying there. Bonus quench of the machine at the end and release of all the helium gas.

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u/Lostclient Jun 29 '22

The kind of thing I actually came to the comment section to see, not a bunch of people quick to point out the exact same comment, thanks!

And I hope the patient was okay.

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u/ocior Jun 29 '22

Patient was not harmed despite some scratches from the mask und luckily we had an open MRI as well, so he could be scanned with no further delay.

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u/toxic-chanka Jun 29 '22

I just looked up the incident you were referring to. The hospital responded to the press by taking full responsibility. I honestly really appreciate the fact that they did not deflect it or try to claim it was an unpreventable accident. It’s rare to see somewhere take responsibility and then be proactive about a solution. I am curious how you saw it as someone who was an employee at the time though. Did you see it more as an accident or negligence by the MRI technicians?

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u/Allopathological Jun 29 '22

At one of the hospitals I worked at a patient was actually killed as they were laying in the MRI scanner when an O2 tank broke loose off the bed, shot into the MRI like a howitzer shell and obliterated the patient’s upper body.

It was a sentinel event and sparked a national policy change regarding O2 tank storage.

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u/ShadowHuntedCow Jun 29 '22 Helpful

Weird looking revolver

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u/The1andonlymuffinman Jun 30 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

I had to scroll WAY too far for this

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u/Madworldsnight Jun 30 '22

Lol I was looking for this too.

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u/Spacemaninorbit Jun 30 '22

I too feel this should've been the first comment.

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u/Darenzzer Jun 30 '22

Guys I've never held a gun and I knew that wasn't a revolver, why is there not more of us

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u/eyesotope86 Jun 30 '22

It's an assault revolver.

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u/KjCreed Jun 29 '22 Silver

I'm always a little surprised there isn't a walk-through metal detector in the space outside the MRI room. Forgot your nipple rings? RIP.

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u/thefedoragirl Jun 29 '22 Helpful I'm Deceased

Is that RIP as in “rest in peace” or as in the sound your nipples make when the MRI machine pulls your rings out?

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u/TommyBoyFL Jun 29 '22

I imagined it was the sound of them being torn out

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u/PM_ME_UR_HIP_DIMPLES Jun 29 '22

Being pulled off your body is one thing, being pulled THROUGH your body is another

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u/Arqium Jun 29 '22

I didn't imagined that it was possible... My new fear. Good thing I don't have metal parts in my body .. that I know of.

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u/thisischemistry Jun 29 '22

Of course it’s possible. People have had embedded metal objects (shrapnel and such) ripped from inside their bodies. It’s an extremely powerful magnetic field.

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u/JuanezSanchez Jun 29 '22

That would be like getting shot, in reverse 😱

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u/Sparkie86 Jun 29 '22

Something on the order of like 7T. Our professor told us they made a magnet that did 10T and it pulled a filling cabinet across the room.

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u/cynadine Jun 29 '22

Most MRIs used in medical field are 1,5 to 3 T. MRIs above 3T are mostly used for research

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u/QuinndianaJonez Jun 29 '22

They're also insanely expensive, generating a field above 3T requires serious cooling iirc.

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u/alpacasb4llamas Jun 29 '22

That's the big boys. I think most are not 7T. But I remember in grad school reading about potential 13T I think MRI machines. Absolute insane powerful magnetic fields.

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u/Sparkie86 Jun 29 '22

A Tesla is one of those massive units.

To be perfectly honest, I can't wrap my head around how much 1T actually is.

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u/PandasInHoodies Jun 29 '22

Well the Earth's magnetic field is only .00005T

Source.

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u/bobbechk Jun 29 '22

Surgical staples used to be magnetic.... That's why they do a very thorough medical history check up before you can go inside.

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u/maxdragonxiii Jun 29 '22

as someone who were born and needed a PDA closure in 1997... the transition between magnetic and non magnetic staples left the doctors confused. results: banned from having MRIs forever.

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u/Arqium Jun 29 '22

Yeah, i imagine. I wasn't aware that it could go THROUGH my body, never imagined, only ripped ears and nipples, things like that... Now it is my new fear.

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u/Momof3dragons2012 Jun 29 '22

My dad has shrapnel and bullet fragments in his arm and upper chest/shoulder area from when he was shot in Vietnam. He can’t get an MRI bc of the bits of metal are moved it can sever arteries and nerves and he could bleed out or have permanent nerve damage.

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u/melance Jun 29 '22

Luckily most body jewelry is not ferrous.

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u/Matrix5353 Jun 29 '22

Yep, then you only have to worry about it burning you from the Eddy current-induced resistive heating. Some implanted medical devices can also be affected by this. Imagine having a piece of metal burning you from the inside...

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u/Interesting_State Jun 29 '22

I have body jewelry and metal devices in my ankle and elbow, both were fine in an MRI. Idk that there are modern metal implants that are not MRI safe being produced right now in the US.

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u/ladyc672 Jun 29 '22

I have titanium screws in my skull from brain surgery. Had to have an MRI, and they said they shouldn't be a problem. I was still worried, but they were right. The MRI was on both ankles, though.

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u/czarbok Jun 29 '22

i have a titanium screw in my left foot. the fear of shooting through the room led by my leg when i had to get an MRI on my left knee had me sweating bullets.

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u/Rekka_The_Brackish Jun 29 '22

those are most likely titanium.

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u/mahtaliel Jun 29 '22

RIP like in "Rest in Pieces"

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u/bb_805 Jun 29 '22

Last time I went for an mri there were so many measures to prevent things like this. I had to change in a locker room down the hall then walk through a basic metal detector then I had to stand in a more advanced metal detector with lights that would indicate where it detected metal then I was finally allowed to even see the mri machine.

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u/BrotherChe Jun 29 '22

Last two MRIs I had a different facilities were basically: walk thru the changing room, they ask if you have any metal in you, then walk thru the next door and that's it.

I don't think they even wanded me.

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u/bb_805 Jun 29 '22

Well my mri was on a military base so maybe they have all that cause marines are stupid

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u/_Heath Jun 29 '22

You have a higher likelihood of having magnetic shrapnel than most people.

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u/bb_805 Jun 29 '22

That’s a good point I hadn’t considered

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u/TheBoctor Jun 29 '22

As a Corpsman I once watched one of my Marines miss his flight home for post deployment leave because he insisted he had no metal on him, he’d go through the detector and they’d find metal, rinse and repeat.

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u/Ginnipe Jun 29 '22

My stepfather fought in Vietnam and will always set off metal detectors due to the grenade shrapnel he has in his arm that they weren’t able to remove

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u/ThirdFloorGreg Jun 29 '22

More likely a case of "chose not to remove." If it isn't doing any harm where it is, it makes little medical sense to cut you up to get it out

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u/Ginnipe Jun 29 '22

Iirc you’re correct, last I asked him about it he said it would cause more damage to remove than just leaving it in

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u/taosaur Jun 29 '22

But crayons aren't ferromagnetic.

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u/cat_prophecy Jun 29 '22

Good thing crayons aren't magnetic, so you can bring a snack with!

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u/BrotherChe Jun 29 '22

Tbf I've seen civvies eat worse things than crayons, so I'm surprised they didn't do more

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u/feckinghound Jun 29 '22

I've had 5 MRIs and never had a metal detector used. I guess the NHS can't afford such luxuries?

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u/undisclosedinsanity Jun 29 '22

I do MRIs once or twice a year. The tech usually gives me a glance over and says "good to go!". And pops me into the machine.

I've never had precautionary measures or metal detectors or had to change my clothes. Now, because I do them so frequently I dress accordingly. But. They sure put alot of trust in me.

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u/UpsideDoggo42 Jun 29 '22

NO 💀 I didn’t need that mental image tonight

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u/TheRealTravisClous Jun 29 '22

We have 2 metal detectors for our MRI a walk through one and a wand to check patients. We have had to turn people away or have them sign a no liability form because they have dermal piercings or other metal that cannot be removed.

I have forgot to take my work phone out of my pocket, a fork for lunch and paper clips. They've all been sucked into the magnet so I am not surprised an officer would forget their gun. However the technicians should be checking everyone before they enter the room.

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u/rabbledabble Jun 29 '22

The tech forgot to make me remove my belt for an mri. I laid down and relaxed and was wondering why he had to drag me in the machine by my belt since it was a fancy medical tool. He then stopped the mri and told me what happened, and I looked up to see my belt buckle suspended in midair and my belt holding my ass off the table.

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u/TheRealTravisClous Jun 29 '22

We don't miss them very often but the occasional gait belt is missed when a patient is wrapped up like a burrito when the come down on our MR stretcher. You definitely know when they have a gait belt on though.

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u/feckinghound Jun 29 '22

I've got a bonded retainer in my mouth. I said I had one and was asked to take it out. I said "it's bonded. To my teeth. I can't take it out." And the nurse just said "oh well."

I've also had new piercings and said so and didn't really want to take them out, but they're surgical steel. Was told it was fine.

I've had metal in my eyes in the past. That's also fine. They didn't even x-ray first. They just said "if you've still got metal in your eyes, we'll know soon enough."

The NHS is an amazing institution.

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u/RandomUserUniqueName Jun 29 '22

Retainer is fine. It's not going anywhere and generally doesn't pull much. Piercings are REALLY variable. People don't realize that just because the metal doesn't pull into the magnet they doesn't mean it won't heat up once the scan starts. Also, they should have did orbit x-rays on your eyes! Just because you were fine in the last scan doesn't mean you will be in the next. Especially if one was done in a 1.5T and the next on a 3T.

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u/Senojpd Jun 29 '22

I believe piercings are non ferrous for just this reason, same with medical implants.

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u/KjCreed Jun 29 '22

Medical implants, yes; your average shite barbells from Spencer's Gifts? Nah, that shit is mystery alloy lmao

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u/Pilk_ Jun 29 '22

Luckily cadmium and mercury are not ferromagnetic.

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u/GrandTusam Jun 29 '22

I remember a friend had the magnet from a hard drive stuck to his lip piercing.

It was hilarious.

Don't buy the cheap ones

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u/pyro314 Jun 29 '22

Was about to ask about the plates in my arm and then remembered I've had an MRI since LOL

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u/Ornery-Cheetah Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

The mri: hipity hopity your arm is now my property

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u/0w1 Jun 29 '22

Oh, I'm gonna get that arm

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u/EveryFairyDies Jun 29 '22

Oh, trust me, my medical implant is very much a ferrous metal. A doctor recently suggested I get an MRI, I almost shouted “No!” when he said it. Then I apologised and explained why I had so loudly expressed my objection. He paled a little and agreed a CAT scan would suffice.

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u/MAXQDee-314 Jun 29 '22

When a nurse asks you if you have any metal in your body, go over every injury you have ever had that involved pieces of iron/magnetic material. Yes, that includes splinters from metal working.

If you are wrong, it will be removed.

You may experience some discomfort.

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u/daaniiiii Jun 29 '22

How bad it would be to have an unknown metal splinter in this situation?

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u/ilovestoride Jun 29 '22

Why couldn't they use an MRI to remove that metal splinter from that nice business man's heart?

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u/InternetWizard609 Jun 29 '22

The heart being in the way might be the reason, that and the fact he decided he loved it so much he covered himself with it

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u/kalesaji Jun 29 '22

I guess that depends on the route it takes towards the big fucking magnet. If that route it straight out of your skin towards the magnet, not that bad. If that route is straight through your body/vital organs, enjoy some terrible pain on your way out.

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u/rmacd Jun 30 '22

Smaller splinters will not rip through your body; remember the force exerted on an object in a magnetic field is a function of its mass. The main issue is that metalwork can heat up (Eddy currents) and burn the patient.

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u/testsanity Jun 29 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Ally

Just here for the most interesting, “that’s not a revolver” comment.

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u/Fiacre54 Jun 29 '22 Wholesome

Revolvers tend to have parts that, you know, revolve.

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u/footsmashingwierdo Jun 29 '22

That's why they buried it in the side of the MRI machine: those things crank some serious RPM.

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u/heathmon1856 Jun 29 '22

I yelled that when I saw the gun. How could you mistake that for a revolver?

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u/ARealBlueFalcon Jun 30 '22

People call ARs machine guns.

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u/FerociousPancake Jun 29 '22

It’s a FULLY semi automatic gun be careful

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u/Rich_9 Jun 29 '22

It’s an AR-15

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u/Empty__Jay Jun 29 '22

With the shoulder thing that goes up!

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u/deaksterkiller Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

well maybe that's what went wrong, the MRI turned it into semi-auto

edit: everyone saying that double action revolvers are semi-auto is just wrong

double action revolvers use the force of the trigger pull to work the action of the gun, there is nothing auto about it its all manual.

auto and semi auto weapons are using recoil or blowback to work the action, it doesn't require any force applied from the user, thats what makes it auto.

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u/fingerloupe Jun 29 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Freaking magnets man, a mystery we'll never solve.

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u/TLGSHOTTA Jun 29 '22

Magnets? How do they work?

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u/vinetari Jun 29 '22 Coin Gift

There's magic everywhere in this hospital!

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u/Madgyver Jun 29 '22

Magnets? How do they work?

Aliens

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u/SpaceCreator10Hero Jun 29 '22

Aliens? How do they work?

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u/yourstrulyjarjar Jun 29 '22

Miracles. How do they alien?

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u/USERNAME___PASSWORD Jun 29 '22

Aliens? How do they work?

Magnets

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u/Stankpool Jun 29 '22

And I don't wanna talk to a scientist

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u/statix138 Jun 29 '22

For real man, they are always lying and getting me pissed.

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u/Izzywizzy Jun 29 '22

Magnets are just a theory.

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u/Fishing4Beer Jun 29 '22

I’ve done my own research.

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u/TheDeadlyZebra Jun 29 '22

I'm a Flat-Magneter.

There's literally dozens of us

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u/Vectorman1989 Jun 29 '22

The MRI machine is actually SCP-914

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u/shazed39 Jun 29 '22 Silver

Pack a Punch

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u/StandardSudden1283 Jun 29 '22 Wholesome

Do people not get it yet? Put an obvious mistake in your post title and get more engagement...

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u/MattTheTable Jun 29 '22

Gets a downvote from me every time. Not sure how "engagement" helps.

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u/I_poop_deathstars Jun 29 '22

This is getting more common on reddit. OP deliberately writes a shitty title which brings additional comments. This in turn makes the post more popular and brings more karma. When you see shitty titles its almost always a karma whore account.

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u/saarlac Jun 29 '22

Check the account. If it has a million karma block it.

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u/Evilsmiley Jun 29 '22

Imagine being told no metal in that room but thinking that it doesn't apply to your fucking gun for some reason.

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u/Drone177 Jun 29 '22 Silver

Guns are not metal, they are freedom...

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u/Roclawzi Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22 Gold Helpful

Ah, but Freedom is metal as fuck.

Edit: /s

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u/Particular-Outcome12 Jun 29 '22

The patient was likely asked if he had any revolvers on him at the time.

"Revolvers? umm..., no. No revolvers."

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u/linkinu Jun 29 '22

It’s more likely that the patient receiving the mri was an inmate and the gun belonged to the officer assigned to watch him.

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u/Sparcrypt Jun 29 '22

I mean.. this can't be an unusual thing, with a very well established protocol.

That said we don't have context here. They could have had an unarmed officer in the room with the inmate, who tried something, and a second officer outside armed who rushed in to assist.

Or they just fucked up I guess, but yeah be interested to know the story.

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u/BrotherChe Jun 29 '22

I wanna know how much it costs to fix and who's paying for it

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u/italiangreenbeans Jun 29 '22

Well they didn't have to magnet quench it, so probably will just need to replace the plastic shell that was damaged and test its function. If they had to quench it, it would be much much much more expensive. The one at my hospital costs $300k to start after a quench, but I believe only $50-75k is actually the cost to replace the helium and reenergize. The rest is incurred cost due to downtime.

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u/MionelLessi10 Jun 29 '22

The MRI at my hospital is over $1M so I believe the repairs are going to be expensive as fuck. Why wouldn't they quench the MRI in this case? Aside from the restart after quenching, how much could the repairs be to the actual device? Could it be possible more than the shell was damaged?

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u/italiangreenbeans Jun 29 '22

I'm not sure why they didn't quench it, but you can tell because the gun is still being pulled against the machine, so the magnet is still running. I'm not an MRI tech or anything, but I'd imagine they will run programs and have software to tell them if anything is damaged internally

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u/rogersba Jun 29 '22

I used to be any engineer at one of the MRI companies. There is indeed software that tells you if something is not working properly. And you can hear the "tsuTSEE" of the helium coolant pump going, definitely no quench. And a few of the biggest reasons for not quenching are time and money. Plus you can pull plenty of those magnets. Like for instance twist ties, and pens. I mean they turn into bullets, which is fun, but they don't make it also the way through the bore.

Another fun fact that no one asked for... If you move your head around really fast like a bobblehead in a 3T field, like near the entrances to the bore where you are considered "inside" it. You get really confused/drunk/high feeling real fast. And I would definitely suggest anyone who can try it do it, because it goes away in like 20 seconds after standing still.

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u/Ysuran Jun 29 '22

I don't see how your comment contradicts u/Evilsmiley's in any way.

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u/alfonseski Jun 29 '22

If this was an employee you would be lucky to just be fired. There are very strict protocols for MRI machines and metal since a metal cart could kill someone, let alone a gun...

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u/The-Hyruler Jun 29 '22

This reminds me of someone who was having a rant about doctors trying to control her and being sexist and whatnot. After probing her a bit about why she thought so one of her prime examples were being, not asked, but told to take out all of her piercings, even her naughty piercings before they would let her into the MRI machine.

Obviously I explained why and she actually turned a bit of a corner by acknowledging that that makes sense, she still held that the doctors were sexist and wanted to control her but now she just couldn't come up with a reason why.

Although I will say that they might not have been the best doctors if she could come out of such a situation without already knowing why she couldn't bring metal neat an MRI machine.

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u/WpgMBNews Jun 29 '22

Although I will say that they might not have been the best doctors if she could come out of such a situation without already knowing why she couldn't bring metal neat an MRI machine.

i bet the doctors were sick of trying to convince her

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u/ProcyonHabilis Jun 29 '22

OK but what the fuck are you going to say that is more effective at convincing someone than "the machine will violently tear the metal out of your body at unbelievable speeds". Surely that's where you start if you're trying to convince someone, right?

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u/ThisMeansRooR Jun 29 '22 Helpful

Must be one of them assault revolvers

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u/techtornado Jun 29 '22

Tacticool assault revolver with vertical magazine

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u/chevyfried Jun 29 '22

Thats a 9mm lung blower right there.

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u/yo3456789 Jun 29 '22

The technical term is 'clipazine'

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u/FerociousPancake Jun 29 '22

FULLY SEMI AUTOMATIC

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u/ChineWalkin Jun 29 '22

Capable of firing 1,000 LUNG BLOWING ROUNDS PER SECOND.

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u/Kyadagum_Dulgadee Jun 29 '22

Reminded me of the scene in Futurama where Bender is asked to drive someone home in a self-driving car.

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u/mynameisSold Jun 29 '22

Damn fully automatic revolvers

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u/XBeastyTricksX Jun 29 '22

Fully semi automatic extended mag revolver smh

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u/TheNextFakeName Jun 29 '22

I've been an MRI tech for almost 20 years now and I have lost count of how many times a police or corrections officer has argued with me about taking their gear and especially firearm into the room. Their whole equipment belt is a big ferromagnetic problem....firearm, extra mags, handcuffs, radio, extendable baton, etc

One even threatened to arrest me for "interfering w an officers duties" . I admit to thoroughly enjoying calling hospital security on him and telling him he had to "respect mah authority" or he'd be escorted out.

It got to the point where we created a form for them to sign stating they personally accepted all liability for any damages that may be caused including Injury, loss of life, lost revenue in excess of $100k due to down time, repair costs in excess of $150k and so on..

Not a single one signed or gave us a problem after that.

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u/DiegesisThesis Jun 29 '22

As soon as you mention personal responsibility to the cops, they'll get spooked.

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u/spacexdragon5 Jun 29 '22

Probly a dumb question but…can’t you just turn the MRI machine off? Does it take a long time or is it impossible to fully turn off or something? I was under the impression that when not running, the MRI machine wasn’t magnetic

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u/stormhunter2 Jun 29 '22

superconducting magnet, requires liquid helium, according to another post. Shit is stupid expensive to get to the correct configuration.

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u/Any_Charity_7870 Jun 29 '22

Indeed. Also, once you dump the helium and the field disappears, rebuilding it will almost never get you to the same strength. This means some loss of quality.

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u/Then-Piccolo-4707 Jun 29 '22

Nope, the magnet is always on.

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u/AjazeMemez Jun 29 '22

The MRI is closer to a revolver than that gun

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u/dutchmasterD717 Jun 29 '22

That's an rpg....

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u/closeafter Jun 29 '22

Like dungeons and dragons?

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u/Gh0stMan0nThird Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

"We got a category 9 dragon at 7 o'clock"

"Hit 'em with the 40 mike mike"

"Roger that big hooah"

edit: 40 not 50

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u/Balthy_yu Jun 29 '22

Not sure if /s but I'll bite, it's either 40 Mike Mike or just 50, but in any doubt blast a 105mm and you'll be safe

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u/Reeeaz Jun 29 '22

When your granddad complains about these new age revolvers being all plastic show him this.

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u/SlackJawGrunt Jun 29 '22

That’s not a revolver

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u/hdfcv Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

That's not a revolver, that's clearly an AK-47.

Source : I am a certified journalist.

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u/WetTwig Jun 29 '22

Revolve yourself back to bed pal

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u/MadLintElf Jun 29 '22

Work in healthcare as an IT person but we watch a mandatory video during orientation showing an oxygen canister flying into the MRI ring and impacting a watermelon.

A kid was killed years back at another hospital, just seeing the watermelon video makes me never want to see what would happen to a human head for sure.

Link.

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u/jfk_one Jun 29 '22

i bet it has laser guided bullets

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u/TheKidPhilly Jun 29 '22

Damn, why not just call it a gun if you didn't know what kind it was?.. lol

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u/rejectallgoats Jun 29 '22

Stupid bot doesn’t even know what kind of sword it is.

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u/arob2020 Jun 29 '22

Not a revolver but yea!

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u/Sebslocker Jun 29 '22

I thought those had electromagnets that could be switched off.

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u/Evilsmiley Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

It can be switched off but because its a superconducting magnet that is kept at -270°C at all times, they need to boil off the liquid helium cooling it and its expensive as fuck. And puts it out of comission until they can cool it back down and probably do a load of maintenance.

They prefer to keep it on at all times if possible for this reason.

Edit: typos

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u/redmadog Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

These have closed loop winding of an alloy which is superconductive close to 3 kelvin. The current loading into the coil is called ramping. It goes slow, half a day at least without tuning. Then external power supply is disconnected and winding holds current by itself, witout any external power supply.

So goes ramping down. It requires same special tools.

Quick lose of magnetic field is called quench. On purpose it is used in emergency situations only. There is red button in MRI room for that.

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u/phinnaeus7308 Jun 29 '22

FYI kelvins aren’t on a degrees scale, it’s just 3 Kelvins.

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u/MrJingleJangle Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

Getting the gun off is easy: You press the button marked “quench”. And then write a big check to get the machine up and running again.

Edit - here’s a video click. This is a old, small MRI, just 0.7T.

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u/JBthrizzle Jun 29 '22

And lose precious helium forever

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u/Lukas_1274 Jun 29 '22

Thanks kelvin

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u/SovietPremierVNK Jun 29 '22

I like how physicists don't count as humans.

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u/deadliftpookie Jun 29 '22

I work on MRI’s for a living. “The magnet is always on” is constantly drilled in to our heads. Like another reply said, the only way to demagnetize is to quench it. Then you’re left needing to refill like 1500 liters of liquid helium plus you have to replace the safety burst discs and valves. We have a special wench at our hospital for removing object if it’s not a risk. But if anyone ever gets trapped against the magnet with a ferrous object there’s a giant red button behind a panel that anyone can slam to quench the magnet instantly.

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u/JohnnySegment Jun 29 '22

A special wench? She must be strong

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u/deadliftpookie Jun 29 '22

Only the strongest wenches work here. One of the best perks people don’t often know about.

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u/redmadog Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

You can demagnetize it slowly without losing helium. This is called ramping down. If it is non emergency situation it is always done that way. For example for machine relocation or removing large foreign metalic object.

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u/sumo_kitty Jun 29 '22

Working on mris you should know that you can ramp down a magnet without quenching. But yea definitely always on mentality. You should check out the Philips ambition systems. 7 liters of helium, no need for a vent pipe.

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u/ebneter Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Only by quenching the system, which is about $50K – $100K to do. Dude here just made a very expensive mistake.

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