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I had an MRI scan recently and found it an interesting experience. The operators were most friendly, reassuring and supportive. I would recommend researching the procedure and asking questions beforehand though as some aspects,especially the accompanying cacophony of noise and the controlled breathing requirements could be a bit alarming for some people. Music through the headphones was a welcome distraction but if you are elderly, don't expect One Direction, JLS, Bring Me The Horizon etc. I got Gene Vincent, Little Richard et al which took me back to the old Locarno Ballroom on Ferensway in the early 1960's!

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Thank you for adding you comment to the NHS Choices website. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback and we will ensure that the staff concerned are made aware of these. It is helpful to other patients to receive your comments so that they can prepare for investigations such as an MRI scan. I am pleased to read that the music choice was memorable for you! If you would like to become more involved in decisions about local healthcare, we are recruiting members. By becoming a member you receive our quarterly newsletter, find out more about your local NHS and help us improve local services. You can also attend our ‘medicine for members’ sessions and respond to questionnaires. You don’t need any special skills or experience to become a member; you just need an interest in local health services. There is no commitment, you can get involved as much or as little as you choose. For more information please either email your.nhs@hey.nhs.uk or telephone the Corporate Affairs office on (01482) 675165. If you need to discuss our services further, please do not hesitate to contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service on (01482) 623065 or email on pals@hey.nhs.uk as we are always striving to improve our patients experience. Thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your views on local NHS services. Kind regards, Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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