Re: Has anyone had MRI of wrist/hand?
It's all in the mind! I don't mean to trivialise it because, if you suffer from claustrophobia, ther is little I can say to dispel your fears. However, the MRI procedure is completely painless and harmless. The dye injection is like any other injection so virtually pain free.
Personally, I find it best to just let your thoughts drift away and endeavour to relax during the process. There is quite a lot of noise from the equipment and you will be given an ear protection headset to eliminate most of the sound.
Some MRI centres play soothing music as a distraction. The staff will do everything they can to make you as comfortable as possible during the 15 minutes or so that it takes to run the scan. It is really just like being in a noisy factory environment for a short time. Afterwards, you will wonder why you were so worried.
Last edited by TopGeek; 11-25-2008 at 02:22 AM.