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what could help calm a claustrophobic person while having an mri?

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Dr. Traci Seidman
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Hypnosis/Meditation: could help. This would require practice before the actual event. Vividly visualize yourself somewhere wonderfully relaxing and calm, use every sense (vision, taste, smell, etc), tell yourself that any sounds that you hear will only take you deeper into relaxation (there's a lot of knocking in an MRI machine), and allow yourself to drift off. Improve the experience by iamaging your cells healing.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Anxiolytics such as xanax are often utilized with claustrophobic patients undergoing MRI.
Mar 29, 2015

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What information does anmri scangive?

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Can Valium help calm alzheimer's patients?

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Poorly: Valium, ativan, Xanax (alprazolam) and similar drugs calm the brain, but unfortunately act a little like giving liquor. They will work, but in alzheimer's patients are often associated with unwelcome side effects. It is important to always, first look for more simply treatable issues, like discomfort, hunger, senory impairment that may be treated with simpler solutions.
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Would an MRI be able to show pituitary cancer?

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What are the differences between an mri, mra and mrcp?

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What is studied: Mri (magnetic resonance imaging) looks at tissues/organs. Mra (magnetic resonance arteriogram) looks at arteries, for example to evaluate for an aneurysm. Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) looks at the biliary system (involving pancreas, gall bladder, liver).

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