The Simple Facts
- MRI procedures cause enormous anxiety in anticipation of, and during, the process.
- These emotions often interfere with the MRI process, resulting in their termination prior to completion, Repeating this process only increases anxiety and costs.
- For children, the need to lie still for long periods of time, without a parent to entertain or console them, can be impossible, without sedation. For children, an MRI is terrifying.
- For adults with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Syndrome (PPSD), confinement in such a small space, often brings back the terrifying memories of their time in combat.