Neurologist Requested a 3 Tesla MRI — Given the Loudness, I Decided Not to Go for It

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    1. OnceUponaTime
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      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

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      11/11
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      Noise
    2. GeorgeLG
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      GeorgeLG Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Leaf blower after yrs of rock guitar, constr & comp shooting
    3. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      Yeah if this is in use, I need one bad. Been avoiding MRIs because of my nox. Nobody where I live has heard about them. Probably in the next 5-10 years they will start getting sold more.
       
    4. GeorgeLG
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      GeorgeLG Member

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      Leaf blower after yrs of rock guitar, constr & comp shooting
      In the meantime Canon Vantage machines with Pianissimo hardware technology (magnets in a vacuum) and even better with Pianissimo Zen software technology is probably the quietest. I found one at a nearby hospital and we are trying to see if Mayo can send me there. If not I may go with a CT scan.

      George
       
    5. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

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      The Toshiba/Canon Vantage machines with Pianissimo technology has a peak sound pressure level of about 85 decibels for a head study. Average equivalent intensity is a little less. Foam earplugs are needed.
       
    6. GeorgeLG
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      GeorgeLG Member

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      05/2021
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      Leaf blower after yrs of rock guitar, constr & comp shooting
      Do you know if all Canon Vantage models have this benefit? The one I have located locally is a Titan.

      Thanks,
      George
       
    7. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

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      Software is same - Pianissimo.

      The only difference is pulse sequences are slightly closer together with Vantage MRIs.

      The Pianissimo's were designed to spread out pulse sequences. This is better for traumatized patients.
       
    8. GeorgeLG
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      GeorgeLG Member

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      05/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Leaf blower after yrs of rock guitar, constr & comp shooting
      My understanding is that there is hardware Pianissimo technology - magnets in vacuum chambers, and the possibility of adding Pianissimo software technology - Zen Pianissimo which changes the sequences to make them even more quiet.

      Do all Vantage machines have both?

      George
       
    9. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      Cool, let me know if you end up doing it! Normally doubling up with a quieter one should be ok but I have severe noxacusis. Definitely not worth a risk for now if it’s loud.
       
    10. GeorgeLG
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      GeorgeLG Member

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      05/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Leaf blower after yrs of rock guitar, constr & comp shooting
      Ya I have tinnitus/hyperacusis/noxacusis myself so there is risk. Given my multiple cancers they are wanting to rule out acoustic neuroma. The question of course is, is it worth the risk?

      George
       
    11. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      Ah I’m sorry to hear about that. I can’t imagine having cancer on top of this.

      Definitely weigh your choices. I read about a guy who had cancer and did all this chemo, then got catastrophic noxacusis and tinnitus after it. He said he would take the cancer again over what he had. Poor guy. Sometimes there’s no choice if people want to survive.

      It’s pretty unlikely to get an acoustic neuroma, any other ways of ruling one out?

      You probably already did them. CT contrast? Has to be more tests.
       
    12. GeorgeLG
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      GeorgeLG Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Leaf blower after yrs of rock guitar, constr & comp shooting
      We are looking into CT with contrast, especially since my ENT wants a CT of the sinuses.

      George
       
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