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i have panic attacks in ct scanners. how do i explain this to healthcare workers?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Not necessary: Any healthcare worker, especially those dealing with ct scans, would be aware that there are those who because of anxiety cannot take a ct scan. Some can handle it if given some anti-anxiety medicine prior to the scan.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Panic: Claustrophobias are not uncommon in tight places such as scanners, along with loud noise. Please tell the technitian that you have panic problem & they will accomodate.

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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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