If you're having a MRI for the first time, it's perfectly normal to be scared. The process itself is pretty routine. You're placed into a large cylinder-shaped machine that takes pictures of the inside of your body. While the procedure doesn't hurt, it's common for people to feel anxious about being in an enclosed space. Fortunately you can ease your anxiety by making sure you're completely prepared for the procedure.
Before Your MRI
Unless otherwise directed, you should eat and drink normally before your MRI. Once you arrive, you will be instructed to change into a gown and remove anything made with metal, such as:
If necessary, you'll also need to take off your wig and remove your dentures.
Things That Could Affect Your MRI
There are also some things that you need to make the MRI tech aware of so that he or she can alter the MRI process if necessary. Your technician needs to know if you:
There are also other things that can affect the results of a MRI including:
Overcoming Your Anxiety
It's completely normal for people to be anxious about getting an MRI. Fortunately, the process doesn't talk too long, so you just need to find a way to remain calm until the test is complete.
It's completely normal to feel anxious or scared before your first MRI. Just remember, the test doesn't hurt. You'll be fine when it's over. If you do have any concerns talk to your technician before the procedure begins.Share
29 June 2016
When was the last time you went to an optometrist? If you are like most people, you only go when your glasses break or you run out of contact lenses. Very few people actually follow the guidelines of having their eyes checked each year. Not sure why it is necessary to visit your optometrist each year? You can learn all about the different exams and tests that your optometrist runs and why they are done. Knowing what can go wrong with your eyes and what can be done if the ailments are detected early could help to encourage you to get to the optometrist more often.