CT Scan Anxiety

It is not uncommon at all to feel anxious before or during an CT or CAT scan. Until recently, the proceedure almost always involved sliding your body into a tight fitting tube. Recent developments in the technology however, have widened these tubes, created new space to all sides and in some cases, allowed the patient to sit or even stand with nothing in front of them. However, many people will still feel some levels of anxiety with even the most 'open' machine proceedures.



Top 5 Ways To Relieve CT Anxiety

These top five techniques for relieving anxiety during an CT proceedure are based on recommendations from doctors, psychologists, therapy scientists and radiologists.

Top 5 ways to relieve MRI anxiety

Number 5 technique Drugs
Number 4 technique Naturally
Number 3 technique Open Machine
Number 2 technique Relaxation
Number 1 technique Therapy






The more you know, the better.

So your doctor ordered an CT Scan for you. Feeling claustrophobic already? Are you more than a little nervous? Sometimes the more you know about it, the less scary it will seem. Here's some helpful information to help educate yourself on what CT and CAT scans are about.


What are CT scans?
Why would someone need or get a CT scan?
What are the different types of CT scans?
What is getting a CT scan like?
What are the costs of a CT scan?
What are the risks of a CT scan?
Are CT and CAT scans different?
How are X-rays & MRIs different than CT scans?

Getting a CT:

Find out what the experience is like and what you should expect.


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