Quote from JenNJFLCA
An open MRI sounds nice, though! Are they just as reliable?
Nope and that's why there are closed and open MRI's, at least that's what my doc explained to me re my shoulder "iusse" so I said "I can handle the closed MRI, no problem." I wanted the clearest look-see they had goin so that's what I got.
#1 My doc hardly explained what he was getting at when he asked "Do you have problems with claustrophobia?" Not unless you entomb me in a fricking pipe I should have told him.
#2 I should have listened carefully to the MRI Tech when he suggested I not open my eyes. Again poor info. How the hell did I know when I opened my eyes I was going brush the walls of my toomb with my eyelashes? Damn that really freaked me out!
But I just closed my eyes, and kept them closed!, while I focused on relaxing.
The needle guided contrast injected directly into my shoulder joint was much less of an issue for me than that damn closed MRI. :imbar