MRI scan of broccoli

I'm sorry sir, you're a vegetable

they'll do broccoli when they're bored but I gotta pay thousands

That'll be $23,000.

Maybe it's a Canadian broccoli

-the broccoli, probably


Broccoli, the most intelligent vegetable, with an IQ of three!

(I don't know why I'm making such an insanely esoteric reference. )

That's one fucking expensive broccoli.

In Finland where I live it is just 150 USD private but generally the government will cover it

Im currently eating broccoli this very second and absorbing it's IQ

my first thought

Ah, the ol' Reddit broccoliroo

This could be a fun challenge to identity common things like this

In America where I live $150 USD probably won't cover the appointment you need to get a referral to get another appointment to see if you are eligible to make an appointment to get an MRI.


underrated comment of the day

It's not uncommon to scan fruits and vegetables to test out a MRI system. If there's a major problem, it's better if there's nobody in the magnet. Also, there are a lot of smaller MRI scanners used for research that can't fit a human in them at all. It's not uncommon to test the performance of these systems on fruits and vegetables as well! They're interesting subjects that fit in the magnet, but they aren't nearly as much hassle as doing a mouse or rat.

Here's one of a banana flower.

He’s a complete vegetable. Nothing we can do. I’m sorry.

Hold my electromagnet, I'm going in!

Here's what it looks like with each of the frames evenly blended together

I think it's just an educated guess as to what the response would be... Probably

Broccoli: watches Rick and Morty once

“Do me!” ~Banana

Without insurance, it looks like the average cost is around $2000-$2500 USD, but there isn't a standard price. I have also found rates as low as $550 USD, but I don't think that's gives an accurate depiction of the cost of healthcare in the US. Different clinics can charge different rates and they vary from state to state. That is just for the procedure. The beauty of American healthcare is that there will be quite a few add-ons to this price once it is has billed, possibly to the tune of thousands of dollars. Here's the never actually know how much it will cost UNTIL you get a bill. It is extremely difficult to surmise the cost of any procedure before you receive treatment.

Well now surely this is an exactly appropriately rated comment.

broccoli also gotta pay thousands


Well that was wild as fuck.

Guess I'm pretty good already

I'll never get shit like this.

Whats the diagnosis doc?


The research ones are fantastic and can provide incredible resolution. This is a scan I did of a zebra finch head using a 17.6 Tesla MRI machine in Germany. The machine itself is 2 stories tall, and the scan took 12 hours to complete.

The research ones are fantastic and can provide incredible resolution. using a 17.6 Tesla MRI machine in Germany. The machine itself is 2 stories tall, and the scan took 12 hours to complete.

+6 if it's a big one.


Well there isn't a doctor who went through 12 years of school analyzing the results so there is that. Also no other costs such as malpractice insurance, techs, waiting rooms, facilities, etc.

You need to be on a spectrum of something...

-Michael Scott

Instructions unclear, pace maker did the Alien thing.

That broccoli better have good health insurance. I don’t know a single vegetable in the cabbage family that can pay $7000 out of pocket.

Nah, the broccoli would've been long rotten by the time its appointment came around.


because the GIF is hypnotic, and Broccoli, of IQ 3, is making you make such an insanely esoteric reference.

I know doc, I’m broccoli. But, what are you going to do about my sore throat?

I'm almost positive you will by no means be charged for JUST the MRI. The joke is relevant in the sense that a full hospital bill is outrageous.

Source: know a guy named bill that used to work near a hospital

How much is the MRI itself in America?

You need to be on the full spectrum of meme knowledge

I’ve scanned my wrist in a research MRI for a project in my second year of my bachelor. Just because it’s a scan doesn’t mean it’s one of those huge Hospital machines.

And here as a volumetric render:

$2000 for the MRI

$1400 to clean the mat you layed on

$250 technician fee

$1980 for the electricity used

$100 magnet fee

$350 consulting fee

$75 hospital gown rental fee

What a horrible MIP reformat. Send it back to the techs.

you are correct. the people have spoken!

Haha, I was just looking for how to extract frames from the gif to give it a spin in my own volume renderer, and this was the first google result

Edit: Here we go! Rendered using my own WIP volume ray tracing software.


Here's some more?

Big if true.

More specifically though, think it's used for quotes which are similar to what someone might say but are obviously incorrect, like:

"Goddamn Apples" - Issac Newton, probably

The humour is derived from it being obviously not real, not that the "probably" was implicit.

no, i wouldn't mind getting it now though.

Bananas are fun to check with a Geiger counter.

You're not working.

17.6 Tesla

Fuck my old boots.

you are right about the doctor, but if you look at a medical bill every little thing is calculated in there and this scan alone would be a lot

Im pretty smart, probably.

MRI scan? More like MRI SCAM! amiright?!

Did you ever get that gold?

Lesson one: don't buy your bananas on Amazon...

Free here in the UK, gotta love our free NHS healthcare

Idk why you're at 0 but you're totally right. I missed the insurance deadline so I wont be able to get insured until November 1st, and the whole year its $100 just to see the doctor. They would likely charge you for equipment used and then theyd just refer you to someone else.

The ER held me for 8 hours, put me on an IV (which I didn't need) and all-in-all charged me $2500 so they could tell me I need to see a specialist for an endoscopy. Didn't provide any prescriptions or any guesses at my problem. Ridiculous

edit: he was at 0 when i posted this..

The MRI itself is an extremely sophisticated piece of machinery often costing hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars. The software it runs is also extremely sophisticated and expensive. Ya gotta pay the tech to run it and doctors to analyze the results.

Also corrupt healthcare system.

once and forever

But it's supposed to be after the attribution of a quote that suggests a person would likely say something similar to the previous passage. The humor comes from the redundancy as the "probably" is already implied by the attribution alone.

(Any statement or opinion)

-(Person or group that is suggested to hold that opinion), probably


17.6 Tesla MRI machine


Whats with the "probably" thing people add at the end?

-Wayne Gretzky

It is extremely difficult to surmise the cost of any procedure before you receive treatment

But the Republicans tell me that "free market solutions" will bring down the cost!

And doctors get pissed when patients try to diagnose themselves. If getting a car inspection costed 2 grand you can bet more folks would be doing their own mechanical work.

A 3 dimensional object falling through a 2 dimensional plane, I'd give a shout out to Edwin Abbott's Flatland for that.

We can capture 4 dimensional movement using photography/movies (3 space dimensions, plus time- projected arguably in 3 dimensions when viewed (again time as the third, arguably because any film image would have a length width and some sort of height or thickness but it's negligible in practice)

Now my question would be- what does a fifth dimensional object look like passing through our four dimensional world/perception?

I have insurance and I just paid $800+ for an MRI.

Edit: total was around $3000

I feel like this is a good joke with proper terms, but It could also be nonsense and I wouldn’t know the difference.

you made this shitty day just a wee bit better

Name checks out, probably.

The MRI machine is always on and doesn't take additional electricity when powered on for the first time. You just need to pop yourself in there and run the software to get an image.

Why is it so expensive?

Can confirm that there is at least one guy named bill near a hospital I know of

kind of looks like fireworks

That’s not entirely true, the magnets may be at field strength all the time, but the radio emitters, receivers, processors, etc all sit idle.

Plus you have techs to run the thing, and the machine itself will need calibration by med physics and equipment techs after so many hours of scanning.

With an IQ of tree

interesting, is there a subreddit for these type of scans/gifs?

Idk just sounds like a joke redditors repeat because they've seen it get karma before.

Here's NMR spectra for frozen and fresh broccoli

Well done. I can't believe I am reading a thread about a broccoli in a hospital scan and still did NOT see this one coming.

Radiologist. Just thought I'd share some information on MRI since I see so many comments.

This is a single axial T2 weighted image. Takes about 30 seconds to obtain. MR is so expensive because the magnets are always on and the time and training it takes for the tech to run the machine and the radiologist to read it is significant. And no one dies waiting for an MRI except because of insurance companies. I work at a busy hospital and could find time to take MR images of every sandwich I eat if I really wanted to. It's standard to keep magnet time available for emergencies.


you're a cauliflower-in-disguise!

I'll never get how a simple broccoli can be at the beach if god exists.

Well at least I know that I’m smarter than the smartest vegetable

What am I missing here? How does a joke about a sink have something to do with broccoli?

Picture of Thing 1 (MRI) and Thing 2 (Broccoli) Commenter 1: "Thing 1 (not mentioning the name so it's an ambiguous statement) costs this much" Commenter 2: "That's an expensive Thing 2!" Commenter 3: "Hold my ____ (some item related to the joke, in this case broccoli), I'm going in!"

cue long string of this same joke that you will never, ever make it through because that's how the joke works. it's basically purposefully misinterpreting someone's serious comment to turn it into a joke example

Interesting fact: On this gif you can see the images of a MRI scan of a broccoli.


I don't know what just happened, but this makes not trust broccoli now