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What should you do if you're claustrophobic and is about to take the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test?

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An MRI is a type of scan that uses a magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to create detailed pictures of the inside of your body. You may need to lie still for half hour or longer inside a hollow open-ended tube.

Tell your doctor if you have fear of tight spaces. You may need to take medicine before the test to calm your anxiety. The MRI technologist does not provide this medicine, so you’ll need to mention it to your doctor beforehand.

From: What to Expect During a Knee MRI WebMD Medical Reference

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Radiological Society of North America: “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Knee,” “Contrast Materials.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Knee MRI.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Radiological Society of North America: “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Knee,” “Contrast Materials.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Knee MRI.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 27, 2019

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