Silent Scan MRI

Discussion in 'Support' started by Gio Makyo, Aug 1, 2015.

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    1. Gio Makyo

      Gio Makyo Member

      Location:
      Tokyo
      Tinnitus Since:
      9/19/2014
      Has anyone had an MRI using the new GE silent scan technology?
      It's supposed to be only about 3 dB louder then whatever the ambient room noise level is. That seems hard to believe, given that most MRI scanners are around 100 dB or more. If anyone has had one of the scans please report how it went.
       
    2. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      I had a normal MRI recently and had no problems at all wearing earplugs + ear protectors. It was just mainly dull as hell to lie there for 20-30 minutes. It gets hot btw at the end.
       
    3. Gio Makyo

      Gio Makyo Member

      Location:
      Tokyo
      Tinnitus Since:
      9/19/2014
      I can't use your plugs or earmuffs due to extreme air pain from hyperacusis. That's why I'm looking for the quietest MRI possible.
       
    4. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      I have used both. It is much quieter and less invasive (no long white tube). However as Sound Wave said, I just wore ear plugs and relaxed. I do prefer the newer MRI machines. I think eventually they will all be this way.
       

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