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What problems might I experience during an MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can make some people feel uncomfortable and claustrophobic because it requires the patient to lie very still in a narrow cylinder for an extended period of time. Additionally, the MRI machine makes loud noises during the scan which some patients may find disturbing. Some imaging facilities will offer patients headphones to drown out the noise. If you have a history of feeling claustrophobic, consider telling your physician in advance as he may give you a sedative before the test.
 

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