Thanks for the replies, no I don't have any Tatoos and all the hardware is in my neck except for the clip when I had my gall bladder out, and everything was Ok'd for the MRI, in fact I had no problem with the heat where the hardware is. The heat was just in the area that was in the scan! Anyway This is one of the sites that I was talking about
and a excerpt from it. Note the second paragraph/
RF burns are usually due to conductive leads on the subjects bare skin. Metallic leads can act like antennae, with the result being inductive heating of the conductor from the time-varying RF field. The rapidly changing magnetic field induces emf (voltage) in the conductor (lead), resulting in the flow of current through the conductor, leading to heating of the conductor, which can cause a burn if there is contact with the skin. The maximum induction of current occurs when the plane of the conducting loop is perpendicular to that of the changing magnetic field.
In addition, conducting loops can be formed within the body itself, without external metallic conductors. This occurs, for example, when the hands are joined together and can result in heating at the high-resistance skin-to-skin contact point. Similarly, this can occur if the calves are touching.
Tattoos, especially extensive or dark tattoos, and including tattooed eyeliner, can also act as conductors, and tissue heating can occur. Subjects should be evaluated for type and location of tattoo before the scanning procedure. Cold compresses or ice packs can be placed in the tattooed area, though this may not be desirable during a functional imaging experiment.
Here is one more sites that has some information and it also talks about the skin to skin contact, I do not know if this is what happened to me but, I did talk at length to the techs about it and they seemed to be baffled by it too!
Here is an excerpt from this web site:
These incidents included first, second, and third degree burns that were experienced by patients. In many of these cases, the reports indicated that the limbs or other body parts of the patients were in direct contact with transmit body radiofrequency (RF) coils or other transmit RF coils of the MR systems. In other cases, skin-to-skin contact points were suspected to be responsible for these injuries, however, the exact mechanism responsible for these incidents is unknown.
This is a bit unsettling since I have experenced it first hand on multiple occassions!
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