It is not uncommon at all to feel anxious, even claustrophobic, before or during an CT or CAT scan. Until recently, the proceedure almost always involved sliding your body into a tight fitting tube. Recent developments in CT technology however, have widened these tubes, created new space to all sides. However, many people will still feel some levels of claustrophobia with even the most 'open' CT scan proceedures.
These top five techniques for relieving claustrophobia during an CT proceedure are based on recommendations from doctors, psychologists, therapy scientists and radiologists.
So your doctor ordered an CT Scan for you. Feeling claustrophobic already? Are you more than a little nervous? Sometimes the more you know about it, the less scary it will seem. Here's some helpful information to help educate yourself on what CT and CAT scans are about.
Find out what the experience is like and what you should expect.
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