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MRI Accompaniment Music

Automatically generated music follows the sounds of the MRI as it does its thing.
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If you've never had an MRI, they're very loud and a bit intimidating. They give you both earplugs and headphones through which they play music to keep you from flipping out.

Getting one for a weight lifting injury today (exercise is the worst think you can do for your body) and I was noting how the modulation from the MRI was playing notes that clashed with the music creating a sort of cacophony that wasn't exactly soothing.

So have the music match the notes. It might come up with some interesting tunes that you could even be given a MP3 of to take home.

The sound of the MRI is sort of a grinding thing that would lend itself to heavy metal more than classical. I like heavy metal though it might not be relaxing to some.

So maybe it would be better suited to make your MRI more exciting rather than more relaxing.

doctorremulac3, Mar 02 2020

MRI music possibility https://www.youtube...watch?v=iZBXTvEIEys
Originally meant to accompany drilling teeth without anesthetic. Works well. [whatrock, Mar 02 2020]

This thing sounds pretty rad already. https://www.youtube...watch?v=6Aj2QspPf7s
[doctorremulac3, Mar 02 2020]

Absolutely brilliant. https://www.youtube...watch?v=VbdD9NTcxto
[doctorremulac3, Mar 03 2020]

Arc Attack https://www.youtube...v=Snibt3CNqBA&t=67s
[bs0u0155, Mar 03 2020]


       // lend itself to heavy metal more than classical. //   

       Might work as an undercurrent to some bits of Wagner's Ring... or would go unnoticed alongside most of Stockhausen ...
8th of 7, Mar 02 2020

       Excellent idea. For someone with your connections, [doc], could you get a live band to jam along with the MRI?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 02 2020

       <Envisages electric guitar being dragged into MRI coil and shredded/>   

       What a good idea.
8th of 7, Mar 02 2020

       Is it the same cacophony every time?
Perhaps it varies by procedure.

       Anyway, assuming it's reasonably consistent for some subset, one could engage a musician to create an accompaniment.   

       So this could just match the timings, like Handel's music for the royal fireworks, or it could treat the MRI machine as an instrument in itself.   

       You'd need a recording of it, either way.
Loris, Mar 02 2020

       ... but probably not on magnetic media.
8th of 7, Mar 02 2020

       //could you get a live band to jam along with the MRI?//   

       You know, that's a cool idea. I'm a big fan of the man/machine musical interface. When I was a kid I took my dad's Altair computer and teletype printout machine, one of those big noisy pre ink jet plotters and wrote drumbeats on it. (I also tried to make it draw a picture of a naked woman, didn't turn out too well.) but the beats were solid.   

       The sounds of these things are pretty usable for music. Stick it through a distortion program and an octave box and you've got some gnarly bass tones. (link)
doctorremulac3, Mar 02 2020

       I'm actually wondering how those headphones work in an MRI machine. Presumably they can't have metal, or even anything magnetic in them. Are they basically a stethoscope?
(edit) Turns out yes.
Loris, Mar 02 2020

       //electric guitar being dragged into MRI coil and shredded//   

       Imagines shredding on a guitar with a superconducting magnet...
bs0u0155, Mar 02 2020

       //could you get a live band to jam along with the MRI?//   

       ...and at the end rather than smashing the guitar like Jimmy Hendrix of Pete Townsend, just get too close to the machine, let it do the smashing.
doctorremulac3, Mar 03 2020

       Interestingly, Heavy Metal - as long as it's non-ferrous, and doesn't exhibit dia-, para- or ferro-magnetism - is probably reasonably compatible with multi-Tesla magnetic fields ...
8th of 7, Mar 03 2020

       See link for the cousin of this idea. Absolutely brilliant!
doctorremulac3, Mar 03 2020

       //See link for the cousin of this idea. Absolutely brilliant!//   

       Pffft! standing behind a grounded metal grid like wusses. Try Arc Attack <link>, same idea, less wet.
bs0u0155, Mar 03 2020


       Gotta put doing that on my bucket list.
doctorremulac3, Mar 03 2020

       Fine, but make sure it's the last item.   


       What we meant to write was, "It will be the last item; don't plan on doing anything else afterwards".
8th of 7, Mar 03 2020

       Isn't a CAT louder than an MRI? I can't remember. I was zonked on Xanax due to claustrophobia most times.
blissmiss, Mar 04 2020

       It depends which way round you feed the cat into the blender; tail-first can be very noisy.
8th of 7, Mar 04 2020

       CAT (CT) scans are pretty quiet. In essence, they're just lots of X-rays taken at different angles by a rotating head.   

       MRIs are bangy because substantial magnetic fields are being turned on and off.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 04 2020

       Oh yeah, that's right. It's that bangy, bangy that I hate. I've had a lot of them on my back but now my back is very flexible and strong due to yoga. Yay. (Crosses fingers).
blissmiss, Mar 04 2020

       // CAT (CT) scans are pretty quiet. //   

       After the first few passes of the bacon slicer, yes. They produce beautifully clear, thin sectional images (once you wipe the blood off).   

       Hint: tape the legs to the abdomen to stop them becoming detatched too early. Also helps prevent wriggling.
8th of 7, Mar 04 2020

       This is a nice harmonizing idea and it may even stimulate old halfbakers, in the music industry, to comment back.
wjt, Mar 05 2020


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