Daily Archives: December 20, 2008

MRI Scanner vs Air Cylinder

Ever wonder why the MRI machine workers ask about anything metallic in you or on your body, when you go to have an MRI performed?

Well check out this video at Live Leak, and now you will know why.

An MRI has a giant magnet, that when turned on, has the force to make anything metallic in the room fly dangerously and strike with ferocious impact.

The MRI machine was struck and part of it broke.  Imagine the bashed in wall that resulted from the air cylinder.  Now imagine a set of keys in your pocket.  Embedded in your chest.  Or other assorted anatomic site.

Moral of the story.  Don’t play with dangerous things.  Or things that could potentially be dangerous.

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