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How can I have an MRI scan with claustrophobia ?

How can I have an MRI scan with claustrophobia ?

Ask your provider: While open MRI can be an option, the magnet is much weaker than closed mri. This means the picture quality is not as good, like the difference between an inexpensive camera and a professional one. For some areas of the body, the open is okay. For others (spine in my practice) the higher quality is critical. Sedation can be used to deal with claustrophobia. Your provider can guide you. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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I was wondering how i could have an MRI scan with severe claustrophobia ?

I was wondering how i could have an MRI scan with severe claustrophobia ?

"Open" MRI: Systems help some patients because they don't feel so enclosed. Your doctor can prescribe an anxiety medicine like valium on the day of your exam. If you take it make sure someone else is driving that day. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any way to overcome claustrophobia for fmri / MRI brain scan?

Can you tell me of any way to overcome claustrophobia for fmri / MRI brain scan?

A clinical psycholo-: -gist can help w/a treatment called systematic desensitization or self hypnosis training. If time and circumstances do not allow, practice visualizing the process, backing off and relaxing, then doing it again. Belly breathing is effective, not just chest breathing but don't hyperventilate. Like many things, it easier than you think. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an MRI scan on the wrist take?

MRI: I'm not sure what the question is. Are you asking what you need to do to prepare for an MRI? You don't need to do anything in particular.You will need to inform the technologist of any metal devices or objects in your body that might contraindicate the MRI, such as a pacemaker.You will get a thorough questionnaire about this. If you are getting IV contrast they will need to know about kidney fx ...Read more

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Hi I have a lesion growing in my spine which had been there for 8 years or so. I have an MRI scan once a year to keep track of it. I need answers plz?

Talk to your Doctor,: Apparently you have a benign lesion in your spine, which has been monitored for last 8 yrs. No one but your treating doctor would be able to give you answers. Check with your doctor, as none of us would be able to shed any light on it. ...Read more

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Can you have an MRI scan while pregnant?

See answer: Mri s are occasionally ordered during pregnancy for indications including: appendicitis, placenta accreta, fetal malformations, adnexal lesions, and various CNS concerns. Based on the american college of radiology guidelines present data have not conclusively documented any deleterious effects of mr imaging at 1.5 t on the developing fetus. Your dr. Should consult with the radiologist in advance. ...Read more

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Why do I have to have an MRI scan of my liver & splean?

Why do I have to have an MRI scan of my liver & splean?

MRI: Ask your doctor. Apparently blood tests and or physical exam or other imaging studies such as ultrasound prompted the decision to pursue the mri. The physician who ordered the MRI is the most appropriate person to resolve the question as to why it was ordered. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Claustrophobia (Definition)

Overwhelmig fear of being in an enclosed area or situation where one ...Read more