The simplest way to relieve CT Scan claustrophobia, and our number three technique, may not be what you do to yourself but what the machine itself has to offer.
You could prepare yourself with any or all of the other techniques in this list only to have them negated by walking into the exam room and being suprized by the machine itself. One of the simpliest ways to relive CT scan claustrophobia is to know what the CT machine is like before you go in for the exam.
Any medical facility should be able to tell you what CT machine they would use for your doctor's order and even provide a description of it and your exact proceedure. You wouldn't buy a mattress without lying down on one. Why wouldn't you try out an CT machine? So call around. Ask what machine or scanner they would use and look it up or ask for a quick look sometime before your exam.
Smart shopping doesn't just mean clipping coupons and saving pennies. In this case it can also mean saving a lot of undue anxiety and claustrophobia.
Call your doctor or imaging facility before your next CT scan and ask them what CT machine they will use with you.
So your doctor ordered an CT Scan for you. Feeling claustrophobic already? Maybe more than a little nervous? There are many things you can do before the actual exam to relieve your anxiety.
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