"Having an MRI of my heart"

About: Leeds General Infirmary / Cardiology

(as the patient),

I received an appointment from the MRI department in Leeds General Infirmary after I had been referred there by my cardiologist.

The corridors to the department weren't very clean but inside the department it was very well organised. I was a bit early and managed to get changed and lock my things away, and then go through without waiting. The staff checked me for anything metal and I climbed on to the couch.

I knew it was going to be a tight fit but I was given some headphones and so could listen to the radio. I thought it was going to be very noisy but in fact with the headphones it wasn't too bad. The staff helped me relax and though it was a bit claustrophobic I concentrated on relaxing and even managed to fall asleep. The test took about an hour and at some points the scanner makes you feel hot but it was bearable.

Afterwards I had a letter from my cardiologist telling me the results were ok and that was copied to my GP.

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Response from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear MurmurMan

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post these comments about the service you received at Leeds General Infirmary. Your comments are greatly appreciated and have been passed to the Directorate Manager for Radiology and to the Facilities department.