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My only added two cents ;) is if you are claustorphobic at all---have your doctor prescribe you a one-time dose of valium or some other kind of tranquilizer for the MRI. It is much like that CAT scan, except it is a very narrow, long tube. I thought it was just an open "O" like a CAT scan til I freaked out on the nice, poor MRI tech :D. Lol, I learned very quickly just how much I do NOT like enclosed spaces. BUt other then that, like the pp said these tests are a piece of cake and the best part--there really is NO PAIN!! :)