Patient Comments: CT Scan vs. MRI - Experience

Question:

Please share your experience with CT or MRI. It may help others. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Happy2Help, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 23

CT scans are easy and quick. Very roomy as well so you won't feel trapped. MRI machines are tight. I'm 342 lb., and 5' 8”, so trust me if you weigh less than that you will be fine. Also they are very noisy but the facility should provide the little things that go in your ear for airplanes. You will be fine, just breathe. If you are claustrophobic and smaller it probably won't be that tight, like I said I'm 342 and it was not bad. Also if you have broad shoulders, you may need to raise your arms.

Comment from: Brian, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 03

MRI scan noise was hidden mainly by music played over a headset. Just heard an odd loud noise when switching. I found it best with eyes shut and relaxing.

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