How to Be a Super Patient During Medical Scans

Know the Type of Scan

Different scans require different preparations. Know whether it’s an MRI, CT, or ultrasound.

Follow Instructions

Your doctor will give you specific instructions like fasting or what to wear. Follow them closely!

Arrive Early

Arrive a little early to fill out any necessary paperwork and to relax before your scan.

Ask Questions

Don’t hesitate to ask your technician any questions you have about the scan.

Choose loose, comfortable clothing without metals, especially for MRIs.

Wear Comfortable Clothes

Use deep breathing techniques to stay calm and still during your scan.

Practice Deep Breathing

Stay Still

Staying as still as possible ensures the clearest images. Imagine you’re posing for a portrait!

Close Your Eyes

If the machine makes you feel closed in, close your eyes and imagine being somewhere peaceful.

Keep a positive mindset. Think about how this scan will help keep you healthy.