What to Do If You Feel Scared During a Scan

Feeling Scared is Okay

It's normal to feel scared during a scan, but there are things you can do to feel better!

Take Deep Breaths

Close your eyes and take slow, deep breaths to calm down.

Talk to the Technician

If you're feeling scared, tell the technician—they can help you feel more comfortable.

Bring a Comfort Item

Bring a favorite stuffed or blanket to hold onto during the scan.

Wear headphones and listen to your favorite music or a calming playlist.

Listen to Music

Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a happy place, like a beach or a cozy room.

Imagine a Happy Place

Picture a Positive Outcome

 Imagine the scan going well and the doctors finding out good news.

Remember You're Safe

Remind yourself that the scan is safe and the technicians are there to help you.

Focus on positive thoughts and things you're looking forward to after the scan.