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    Howie, you really should have been a dentist. Not only do you pull teeth--you think of ways of removing fillings. Some people have had their silver amalgam fillings removed because they think they're harmful. You could expand your dental clinic by getting one of the 7T MRI machines and encourage people to drop by and have their fillings removed.

    You'd need a technician to operate the machine. Sam?
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    Cool

    You KNOW Sam could operate it. That cat can do anything!!!
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    Dogs can't operate MRI scanners but catscan!

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    Agate, could be your agent. She's good. I think she missed her calling.



    Nuthatch, cute response!
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    Nuthatch,

    Virginia, I don't know about being Sam's agent. I'd just be in her way.

    Linda, if I read that article right, they're saying that all this time they've been studying white matter lesions and now they think they should have been studying cortical lesions.

    Hmm.
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    Seems these super-MRIs aren't exactly easy to take. There are some possible side-effects, including vertigo and nystagmus.

    Maybe if you don't have MS when you go into this 7T MRI machine, you may at least experience some of the symptoms before the MRI is over....

    From Nature (October 2018):

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07182-7
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    I just learned that my brain MRI next week is in the Tesla 7 and the spinal one is in the Tesla 3. I’m a little scared of the 7.

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    Ann, don't be scared of new technology. It wouldn't have been created, and passed all the ridged tests it went through, if it wasn't safe. It's just more powerful, but gives a better view of what's going on with your brain. It will feel just like the MRIs you've had before.
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    Howie, you sound like the voice of experience here. You must have had one of these MRIs with the new machine?

    If so, everyone here is waiting for the MRI report to be posted. But take your time. No need to rush. We can wait till tomorrow.

    I think there's some cause for concern about the MRI procedure using the 7 Tesla machine though. A big concern seems to be that the machine overheats. Wonder if that means that the patient inside that machine overheats as well?

    But if there's a need to know what's going on with a person's MS, it's probably worth risking the side effects of the procedure, and it does sound as if those side effects (nystagmus, vertigo, etc.) are temporary.
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    Ann, Howie is nice to try and make you feel better about the Tesla 7 machine. I know you feel a lot better now that he says you should not be afraid. And as Agate pointed out he will be posting his MRI taken with the Tesla 7 any day now. Why, based on his recommendation I would go in one anytime.
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