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Where can I get open MRI done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Please let me know if there are any place in Bangalore for open MRIopen MRI
Doctor:I am not sure what you meant by open MRI. Do you mean where MRI is done without a closed space?
User:also, would you have any connections with st. John's Hospital?
User:yes, that is correct
Doctor:MRI is done using a specific MRI machine. The model of the machine is the same throughout the world.
User:i have a disc prolapse in my neck...5 out of 7 discs are prolapsed after an air accident
User:i was bed ridden for 5 months and now the pain has increased a lot
Doctor:Currently all the institutes have same one and you will need to get into the closed space for the scan.
User:okay, but i did get open MRIs done at Kolkata and Singapore after the accident
Doctor:I understand your problem.
User:thanks doctor
Doctor:The disc narrowing might have worsened causing more pain.
Doctor:I understand the need for the scan.
User:hmm, could be
User:but i am claustrophobic
User:i would die if put in that capsule
Doctor:I understand your concern.
Doctor:You may try getting one of your family or relative
Doctor:along with you when you go inside the room.
Doctor:Off course, only you can get into the scan room.
User:sure doc
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:If the anxiousness is troubling, you may consider getting it done under sedatino
Doctor:However under sedation might be possible only after admission.
Doctor:I wish you good and speedy recovery.
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:no, doc
User:thats about it
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:thanks a lot for your time
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:bye, doc!
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