"Coping with an MRI Scan"

About: Royal Alexandra Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I had to attend for a MRI scan of my back & pelvis. I was very nervous beforehand as l don't like confined spaces. I don't like using lifts. So l was dreading the scan. I took my own cd to listen to.

I was met by the person doing the scan, who put me at ease & made me feel l could cope with the scan. She was lovely & so kind.

I managed the scan & l admit l did open my eyes a few times to look. Then l shut them again. I was reassured thoughout l was doing well & was l ok. The machine is noisy & yes you do hear it over the music.

I was just glad to get the scan over with. Thank you to the lady who kept me calm throughout. She really was lovely & so reassuring to have someone who understood how l felt.

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Response from Ian Reeves, Consultant Physician, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Dear Kazza26

Thank you for your comments and sharing your experience of our service on patient opinion

The MRI scan can be noisy! Here are some videos for those reading this post but who haven't experienced it.




I think this is the second time we've had positive comments about the staff at RAH MRI posted on PO?. There were similar comments posted recently as well.


We will pass on your comments to the RAH MRI staff. Thank you for contributing to the improvement and monitoring of our services by using patient opinion in this way.

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