Claustrophobia is an incredibly real disease, with up to 5% of the US population formally diagnosed. In diagnostic imaging, that number is skewed even further. At least 13% of patients receiving an MRI have reported having a panic attack during their procedure, and many more come to us expressing concern about claustrophobia.
If you’re claustrophobic and you have to get an MRI, the bad news is that you’ll have to face your fears. The good news, however, is that each and every day there are people working to find ways to make the MRI experience more comfortable for patients who […]