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A 38-year-old male asked:

again tried mri brain scan mild sedative, still can't do it. claustrophobia, is there alternative test not ct done. please help advise ruining out opt?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Moderate Sedation: If a mild sedative does not work, and the MRI is necessary, moderate sedation can be performed at most hospitals to allow acquisition of the mri. Moderate sedation uses medicines administered via IV to a level of deep "sleep", near the level used for surgery. It is commonly used when a colonoscopy or endoscopy is performed.
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Open MRI: If an open MRI is available in your town that may be an option. Of course. Moderate sedation is as well.

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