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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I am scheduled to have an MRI and have terrible claustrophobia. I was prescribed three 1 mgs of clonazapam to help. Is taking three too much?
Claustrophobia? I couldn't get into tube of MRI being panic. Eventually, got in from feet and kept face outside. Are there ways to overcome the fear?
Open MRI or Sedation: If you need MRI scans in the future, you may benefit from an open MRI scanner if one is available in your area. It is open on two sides and some people tolerate it better. Another option is sedation MRI where you get conscious sedation during your MRI scan. Again, this is not available in all practices or hospitals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Go into a tiny space: If you feel very, very uncomfortable and can barely stand to stay more than a very short time. If you feel intensely miserable, even physically - then you've got it! some discover it in panic having an mri. It's not uncommon, it can vary in severity and it's not hard to avoid frequent exposure - so some never deal with it. If it's a problem for you, seek cbt therapy. It works! ...Read more
I have taken valium, haldol, and ativan to get through a CT scan due to my claustrophobia. No success. Please help?
CT claustrophobia. : Under-dosing can be the problem. Halcion (triazolam) may be the best. I generally prescribed more than one ill for this condition and instruct patient to take an additional dose in 30 to 45 minutes if still claustrophobic. Need to have a driver. If still problematic, may need to be done under IV sedation. An open MRI may provide the same answer as the ct scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation: Claustrophobia may come along with other problems such as panic or generalized anxiety disorder and others. You really need an individual evaluation of your problem so that you get the best treatment. Sometimes it may not be a medication at all. There are effective psychotherapies for isolated phobias, and for more entrenched, complicated ones also. ...Read more
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