Magnetic resonance imaging is uncomfortable for patients

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7061.885b (Published 05 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:885
  1. Karen J Sheldon, General practitioner
  1. Medical Centre, RAF Marham, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE33 9NP

    EDITOR,—I was interested to read Keith Duncan and colleagues' response to Helen Rosenthal's account of her severe distress while undergoing magnetic resonance imaging.1 2 I underwent magnetic resonance imaging three times last year as part of a drug study (in addition to having undergone it once for diagnostic reasons five years previously). While I had no anxiety about a possible malignancy …

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