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Old January 11, 2013, 09:35 AM   #35
Mike Irwin
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"Anyways, the story does seem off now that I think about it, because they don't TURN on the thing until you're in there."

Incorrect.

MRIs take a considerable amount of time to come to full power and become stable, so they are generally kept powered up for long periods of time.

Depending on the procedure, if it required a higher level of magnet strength, they may well have been increasing it prior to the procedure.
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