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COTSWOLD DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC

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Cotswold Diagnostic Clinic Specialist Local Musculoskeletal Radiology Reporting Service MRI of Orthopaedic, Spinal, Rheumatological & Sports Conditions
Cobalt Open MRI Scanner and Wide Bore MRI Scanner Information
Images courtesy of Cobalt Health and Philips.

Click this link for videos explaining the Open MRI Scanner and the new wide bore 3T MRI scanner at Cobalt Health.

 
New Philips Wide Bore 3T Ambient Experience MRI Scanner at Cobalt
  • Select your own ambient theme
  • More space in the MRI scanner room
  • More space top to bottom than in an open MRI scanner
  • Less space side to side than in an open MRI scanner
  • Allows for a more relaxing environment for your MRI scan
  • Some patients prefer the newer wide bore MRI scanners to the previous open MRI scanners
  • The ambient theme is viewed from a mirror above you (see picture above on the left)
Relaxation Techniques to help claustrophobia
If you start feeling stressed during the MRI scan, start breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth.  Try to breath in while counting in your head until you reach 10.  Then do the same while breathing out, all the way to 10.  If you've accomplished that, then work on counting slower each time, to slow down your breathing as much as you can

Alternatively imagine a favourite beach or a relaxed time/place in your life.  Then spend time really trying to imagine every detail of that place.  It helps sometimes knowing a place you will imagine before you get to the MRI scanner.  The more time you spend thinking of this place, the less time you will be thinking about being in the MRI scanner.

You will also be offered a headset with a variety of music to listen to, or you can bring your own music CD.
LINKS:
https://www.cobalthealth.co.uk/patients/patient-diagnostic-scans/patient-mri/
https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/consulting/ambient-experience
COTSWOLD DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC CONTACT Tel: 01285 323677
Email: enquiries@cotswolddiagnosticclinic.co.uk

Registered address for correspondence: 80 Chesterton Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1YD
Ultrasound Scan Clinics in Cirencester at Active Therapy Clinic and Dyer St Chiropractic
Locations covered: Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon, Witney and Oxford