CT Scan Claustrophobia

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.

Top 5 Ways To Relieve CT Claustrophobia

These top five techniques for relieving claustrophobia during an CT proceedure are based on recommendations from doctors, psychologists, therapy scientists and radiologists.

Top 5 ways to relieve CT claustrophobia

Number 5 technique Drugs
Number 4 technique Naturally
Number 3 technique Open Machine
Number 2 technique Relaxation
Number 1 technique Therapy

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The more you know, the better.

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.

What are CT scans?
Why would someone need or get a CT scan?
What are the different types of CT scans?
What is getting a CT scan like?
What are the costs of a CT scan?
What are the risks of a CT scan?
Are CT and CAT scans different?
How are X-rays & MRIs different than CT scans?

Getting a CT:

Find out what the experience is like and what you should expect.

Before the CT
During the CT
After the CT


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