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