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imaging - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
There's always a first.

Today I had an MRI scan done at the Royal Free. Only of my wrist, they left my brain alone (there's probably plenty of wrong with that but probably of the kind that would need shrinks rather than imaging machines..) -one interesting thing for me was the variety of noises it made, punctuated by a regular 'oohm-shah!'-like pulse. I did make a remark about it as to how, as industrial music goes, it was rather a bit rubbish but maybe I would like to use samples of those to build some old 'musique concrete' type piece or doodle....

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kekhmet From: kekhmet Date: April 6th, 2016 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was just thinking the other day (when my knee was aching) about the MRI they did on my knee after my injury and the amazing sounds it made - and that I'd love to have a recording of MRI machine sounds for my found sounds collection. Someday I shall start making things to be listened to out of my found sounds. Or so I keep telling myself ;-)

Edited at 2016-04-06 09:53 pm (UTC)
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: April 6th, 2016 10:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
There are several places. One:


There seems to be a few more.
kekhmet From: kekhmet Date: April 7th, 2016 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool. I usually like to record my own sounds with my nice sound recorder, but even if I find myself having an MRI again (which I hope not to! ;-P ) They're not about to let me bring small electronic tech into the room (nor would I want to bring the poor little thing into the presence of those f-off great magnets!) So I will have to make do with someone else's recording in this instance *nods*
purplegril From: purplegril Date: April 7th, 2016 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah but what was the MRI result?
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: April 7th, 2016 06:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I won't know for another three weeks, when I have the next consultant's appointment...
purplegril From: purplegril Date: April 7th, 2016 06:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Ridiculous. Nothing scary though I guess, if they had nothing to say straight away.
kekhmet From: kekhmet Date: April 7th, 2016 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
The tech can't say anything straight away. Medical diagnosis falls outside their offical area of training and expertise so they are not permitted to do it. I had a conversation about it with the tech who did my MRI on my knee a few years ago. He did admit that yeah, they do have some idea what they are seeing obviously, especially if they're an experienced MRI tech. Their job is partly to make sure the images produced are useful for someone else to diagnose from after all! But they're not legally permitted to give medical diagnosis, nor even to tell you anything at all about what they think they saw.
purplegril From: purplegril Date: April 7th, 2016 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I know. But if there's something that looks very wrong they'd get a doctor in immediately rather than ignore it. I wouldn't suggest a tech should start giving advice.

My experience has been private where you get scanned, they email it to the consultant then I go immediately back to the consultant and they tell me the results. So I'm not used to the nhs version.
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: April 7th, 2016 10:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Does indeed sound like it should be a backing bed for Einsturzende Neubaten type stuff ...
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