Expect plume of steam over Waimea hospital while MRI is de-energized
In preparation for the arrival of a new magnetic resonance imaging machine later this year, Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital in Waimea on Jan. 9 will be de-energizing its existing MRI.
During the de-energizing process, helium is released through a roof vent. There is no danger to the surrounding around, but a plume of steam that could look like smoke will be visible.
The Waimea hospital has a temporary MRI on campus that will used until the new machine is installed.