Had the MRI done this afternoon. Being a geek I got a chance to speak to the tech for a minute before getting strapped in. Magnetic fields align the hydrogen atoms and radio frequency signals cause them to snap back giving off an energy signature that's captured by the scanner. Ok then enough of the tech talk let's rock. I asked about the noise last thing. He says, "It's loud so here's some ear plugs." I popped them in and he strapped my head down and put on the bird cage. You tell me and we'll both know. I had my eyes closed mediating so it didn't matter to me.
On a side note I had a really bad ear infection in my left ear years ago that changed the shape of that ear canal. Foam ear plugs don't want to stay put.
And sure enough as soon as the table got all the way in the machine guess what worked loose? That SOB is loud. Buzz, BUZZ, BUZZ. Click, CLICK, CLICK. For 15 minutes.
My head was spinning for a couple of seconds after I sat up on the table. Low sugar and no breakfast was what that was about. The MRI scan will not harm you in any way. The tech said that was it, but not for me. I asked him for a print out of one of the slices but then I remembered the hospital is a paperless workplace. He did one better and said he would make me a copy of the disc the radiologist and the doctor would be getting.
Could not wait to get home to have a look.
I have to tell you even with how bad I've managed to tear my self up over the years and the library of x-rays I've had, nothing prepares you for a look inside your own head. It's fascinating as all get out. Here's one of the shots that shows the lens replacement pretty clearly. ( I erase my personal info off the shot. Otherwise it's like it came out of the machine.)
Oh yeah. The hole in the top is where my antenna come out. Had to reel them in so the tech wouldn't spot them.