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Old August 6th, 2010, 11:24 PM   #1
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EX1 in an MRI?

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A client booked me for a shoot on Wednesday and it turns out the shoot is in an MRI lab. I'm assuming they are going to want me to shoot in there while the machine is going. Does anyone have any experience with this? Will it even work? Would it be bad for my camera? any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old August 6th, 2010, 11:40 PM   #2
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You won't be able to get near the MRI with anything that has metal in it. They'll probably have you shoot from the operator's booth just outside the imager.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 02:26 AM   #3
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You won't be able to get near the MRI with anything that has metal in it. They'll probably have you shoot from the operator's booth just outside the imager.
As above.
There's no way you will be in the room with the machine when it's actually running.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 08:07 AM   #4
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It would be very exciting though to see an expensive camera get sucked into an even more expensive machine.
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You wouldn't want your camera in the room anyway. The magnetic field is tremendous. My son is an MRI tech.

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Old August 7th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #6
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A few years ago I shot a very low power open MRI unit. I was able to setup my lights and Betacam in the room because the magnetic field was very small. I was still very careful and tried to keep the camera as far from the unit as possible. This was only after the tech swore to me that it was safe to bring the gear in. The machine was designed for claustrophobic patients, allowing a spouse or friend to sit just alongside the unit, holding the patient's hand.

Now I usually just shoot through the open door, when the machine is not doing a scan.

The key thing is to be very careful. If there's any doubt about the machine, don't take your gear in the room. And leave your watch and credit cards, anything with a magnetic strip, outside the room.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 11:16 AM   #7
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It would be very exciting though to see an expensive camera get sucked into an even more expensive machine.
Lots of pictures on the web of MRI accidents:

MRI Missile Effect Accident Pictures MRI Metal Detector Blog
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