"MRI scan: My experience"
About: Corbett Hospital Corbett Hospital Stourbridge DY8 4JB
Posted by M*********D
My experience yesterday, was not a pleasant one, regretfully, in the mobile unit near the car park. I was under the impression that I would be in the tunnel for about ten minutes, however this was not the case. I had no idea how noisy the machine would be, and the headphones were absolutely useless, with unclear distorted music? Potentially, blocking out clear contact from the radiologists. The noise was like a rifle bombardment from WW1! The information provided prior to the appointment says to 'bring your own CD', which I did but was told that the headphones would be used and assumed that the CD was no longer an option, then? I did not have anything to cover my eyes either. I am not usually claustrophobic, but was beginning to feel so; the length of time I was there for. Having waited about 2 months for this scan, I'm quite relieved that it's over and now wait around 2 weeks for the result, it seems. If I need one in the future, I will seriously consider paying for the experience and maybe have it done promptly and comfortably. This surely should not be the case, for patients needing this form of analysis?