Are you heading in for your first MRI? It does not matter what age you are, going in for your first test can be scary. If you are someone who is prone to anxiety and feeling nervous, having your first MRI can leave you panic-ridden. However, there are ways in which you can learn to cope with these feelings of anxiety before and during your first MRI. Here are some techniques to try if you are experiencing stress before your first procedure.
Deep breathing exercises – Before you head in for your first MRI and during your test, practicing deep breathing techniques can help you relax and calm your nerves. Sometimes, just shifting your focus to something other than the anxious feelings you have can soothe your nerves and help to slow your heart rate.
Visualization – Used during many other types of uncomfortable situations, visualization techniques can be particularly beneficial during the anxiety of your first MRI. Picturing yourself in another place that is serene, quiet, and calming can help to ease your nerves during your procedure.
Asking for music during your procedure – At Queens Dynamic Medical Imaging, we offer our patients the choice of music they can listen to during their procedure. This small detail can help to calm any nerves you may have, and help to keep your mind off of the testing itself.
If you are looking for an MRI in Queens, NY, turn to our state-of-the-art facilities at Queens Dynamic Medical Imaging today. To schedule an appointment for your MRI or another test, give us a call at (718) 507-8184.