Opera and imaging: none may sleepBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5507 (Published 06 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5507
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London
I signed the consent form, confirmed that I did not have a pacemaker fitted, and took my position on the rack. The technician fitted me with headphones and ascertained my taste in music: rock, pop, jazz, or opera? Opera, please. She warned me to stay very still and pressed the button, which moved the rack into the tube. I clutched the panic button gratefully.
There was plastic in all directions, 3 inches from my face. Most people lying in …