"MRI was unpleasant"
About: Croydon University Hospital / Neurology Croydon University Hospital Neurology CR7 7YE South London And Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust / Older people's mental health South London And Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Older people's mental health SE5 8AZ
Posted by Pedestrian432 (as ),
Earlier this year I was set for an MRI scan at the Maudsley hospital as I had pseudo dementia.
I had always dreaded having an MRI scan, but they allowed you to take a CD to listen to. I took one of my grandson playing the piano, I enjoyed listening to it so much I was disappointed when the scan was over and the CD hadn’t finished.
My doctor transferred me to Croydon University hospital because of something they discovered near my throat, I had to have another MRI scan there. It was not really such an easy experience. They did not provide or allow CDs. With nothing to listen to the time went very slowly and it could be quite frightening at times.
There was not so much communication as there had been at the Maudsley. It left your imagination to run riot if you let it.
I think it would be much better if you were given the option of listening to music and if you were spoken to a bit more often and clearly.