Magnetic Effects

Tom M. tjmtjm at
Wed Mar 5 02:58:47 EST 1997

"\"Uncle Al\" Schwartz" <UncleAl0 at> wrote:

>Triple Quadrophenic wrote:
>> >From reading Mr. Schwartz's reply, I am assuming that he works in some type
>> >of public relations position.  It is easy to see that he is educated, he
>> >uses 5 letter words not four.
>> >
>> >The information that I gathered about the Gamma radiation being produced
>> >from the body during a MRI came from consultation with Dr. Emanuel Kanal,
>> >Associate Professor Department of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh
>> >Medical Center.  He does have a website at
>> >
>> >He does agree that gamma radiation is given off from the body and that
>> >there is a slight increase in the core temperature in the body of the
>> >patient as a result of the MRI.  He does not feel the there is sufficient
>> >amount of gamma radiation production to be of any harm however, none the
>> >less, there is gamma radiation production.
>> I will bet you never actually consulted with Dr Kanal. You've obviously just
>> read his web page and you're so utterly thick that you didn't understand it.
>> He does NOT agree that gamma radiation will be given off as only a complete
>> imbecile would believe such complete tosh.
>> What he says is that protons relaxing back to the ground state after
>> excitation would emit radiation which would be proprtional in energy to the
>> magnetogyric ratio which is given the symbol gamma.
>> He actually says..."This energy would be in the radiofrequency range and is
>> nonionizing". If you knew anything at all you'd know that this means the
>> radiation is not the same as gamma radiation.
>> You are a complete prat and a liar. You did not consult with Dr Kanal and
>> I'm sure he'd be nonpleased to find that some dickhead had been spouting
>> bollocks under his name. Indeed it might even be enough for him to consider
>> sueing somebody who'd do such a thing. After all, anybody who'd read your
>> message above would assume that Dr Kanal was as stupid as you are.
>> --
>>     Frank J Hollis, Mass Spectroscopy, SmithKline Beecham, Welwyn, UK
>>     Frank_Hollis-1 at         or        fjh4 at
>>    These opinions have not been passed by 3 committes, 7 subcommittees
>> and continuous improvement teams. So they can't be the opinions of my
>> employer.

Guys - Remember that this utter BS about gammas emitted during MR
could  simply be a hi-effort troll for inflamed responses. 

Tom Manuccia, Physicist
Principal Research Scientist
Physical Sciences Inc.

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