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Have you heard of a fear ladder? It’s just one technique for conquering claustrophobia suggested by Dr. Todd Farchione of Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. He gives patients great real-world ways to practice at home for their MRI scan.
Determination can sometimes conquer claustrophobia. But when it can’t, there’s the High-field Open MRI. We talk to a CDI technologist who helps dozens of patients conquer their fears every week.
Aromatherapy? Sleep masks? Sounds like a spa, but we’re talking about MRIs. CDI technologists aren’t exactly magicians, but they do use a lot of distraction techniques to help nervous patients get through exams. Learn more about their tried-and-true tactics.
If you suffer from claustrophobia then the idea of an MRI might be overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be. Finding a "real" High-field Open MRI may be the answer.
From focusing on the finish line to putting a smile on your face, Dr. Todd Farchione of Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders shares real steps to conquering your fear of an MRI.
Athletes are so determined to get back in the game after they are injured. Here's how they often approach treatment and what doctors have to say about it.
Dedication takes distance runners a long way, but sometimes they need medical help. Here’s the story of a CDI patient headed for the Boston Marathon. She wasn’t about to Marathon runnerslet a foot injury keep her from her goals.