I had an MRI scan for the first time today. I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but I did know that it would take a while, so I was a bit worried that I might start to get bored. Now that it’s over, I’m pretty happy because it was a very pleasant experience overall.
So, first of all, I had to wear a hospital gown. I was a bit unsure of this, since I imagined them being very airy and too revealing. As it turns out, the hospital gown was very comfortable – more comfortable, in fact, than my own pyjamas. It makes me wish I had my own hospital gown for personal use. Nice and snug and not too revealing either.
So, anyway, onto the scan itself. I was actually strapped onto the bed which was put into the machine, which was unexpected, but surprisingly comfortable. I was then slowly moved into a mechanical tube. It was so nice and cosy. To be quite honest, it was more comfortable than my own bed and I could have slept there very happily.
I suppose, the one thing I didn’t like, was the fact that the bed suddenly moved without warning a few times, but other than that, it was totally fine. It was warm (just the right temerpature) and though there were loud noises (like sirens and alarms), they gave me headphones which blocked out the noise.
So, for me, it was a pleasant experience. If you’re ever going to have an MRI scan and feel anxious about it, remember this blog post and relieve your anxiety. You’re in for a treat. I wish houses were built with their own sleeping tubes.