Re: MRI on Pituitary
Several of my docs have indicated that even the new open MRI machines do not have the resolution of the closed machines. They all, however, have offered a script for valium, which makes it bearable for me. As hayfarmer indicated, under no circumstances, open your eyes in there. Also, ask them to keep you up to date on the status. When you hear things like "next phase, 90 seconds, 4 more to go" it makes it easier.
As to why? Why not ask the doctor that ordered it? we can only guess here.