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  • Tips to Alleviate Anxiety in an MRI

    Tips to Alleviate Anxiety in an MRI

    The most important thing while undergoing an MRI scan is to lie still and relax. But for patients who feel uncomfortable in confined spaces, the procedure can lead to some tense and anxious moments. At Houston MRI®, we rarely experience this problem as our advanced MRI machines have a more advanced ‘open’ design and the time in the MRI machine is usually about 20 minutes. However, if you belong to the 5% of Americans who have claustrophobia, here are some tips to alleviate anxiety when you are in an MRI:

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  • Can an MRI spot depression in a patient?

    Can an MRI spot depression in a patient?

    Depression is an abnormality of one of the higher brain functions, symptoms of which (sadness, emptiness, hopelessness) can sometimes be hard to identify. The good news is advanced MRI scans may be able to spot signs of depression within the brain. Some of the identifiable abnormalities could include:

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