How to overcome MRI scan anxiety

This free website can help you to overcome your anxiety or fear about having an MRI scan. To help you do this, this website:

  • Will explain to you how the MRI scanner is safe.
  • Give you tips on how to cope during your scan.
  • Explain to you how you can “practice” for your scan at home so that you will find it easier to manage on the day of your real MRI scan. To help you practice, you will have free access to videos containing sounds that MRI scanners make.

With the above material, you will be better prepared for your MRI scan. Staff working at MRI centres are very experienced in dealing with nervous patients. I am hopeful, that with your preparation and the experienced support of the MRI staff, your MRI scan will be a pleasant experience.

Click on the links below to get started:

It’s okay to be anxious about MRI scan

The MRI scanner is safe

The MRI scanner is your friend

Being motionless

Managing your mind

Dealing with worry

Before scan information

Practising at home

MRI practice videos

Wishing you all the best

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