ARE YOU ALSO PANIC-STRICKEN BY THE MRI TUBE?
when tight spaces are frightening
Do you feel anxiety simply at the thought of having an MRI examination performed? You’re not alone. Having to lie down in a narrow tube triggers “claustrophobia” in many patients who undergo MRI examinations.
Those affected often suffer from discomfort, sweating, heart palpitations or panic attacks. The great fear associated with an MRI examination is the thought of having to lie in a narrow, tunnel-shaped magnet for over 30 minutes. For people who suffer from claustrophobia, it’s an endless moment full of mental and physical stress.
there’s no way in
Your own will power is not enough to overcome the shear panic of lying in an MRI tunnel. Words of encouragement or a detailed explanation of how an MRI works won’t help those affected. In addition, there is the relatively loud ambient noise generated by the device in operation, which also reduces the feeling of well-being. “Close your eyes and hope for the best” is easier said than done.
What else is there? Anxiety therapy that lasts for several weeks? Much too time-consuming. A sedative that will put you out of action for some time or even a risk-free anaesthetic or sedation? It doesn’t have to be this way.
We have the solution: the Truly open MRI. No narrow tube, instead full visibility and more freedom of movement.