Our claustrophobia service
Worried about having your scan? - you are in safe hands
We have been caring for patients with claustrophobia for over 15 years. We receive referrals from all over the UK and patients travel long distances because they feel safe and able to go through with their scan when they are with us.
Our radiographers are experts in dealing with anxious patients and helping them to manage their claustrophobia during their scan with compassion and understanding. We take our time and work with each individual to guide them through the process.
Our modern equipment and large scanning rooms have been especially designed to alleviate anxiety, with gentle adjustable lighting, comfortable scanning beds and the latest soothing sound and vision technology to experience during your scan. Our scanners have short wide bores and are up to 36% larger than many ‘conventional’ scanners. Our scanners are also capable of providing excellent quality images in a much shorter time than many others.
If you would like to arrange a visit to see the scanner before your appointment please speak to our Bookings Team and they will be able to arrange this for you.
Finally, we are confident in our abilities to help you complete your appointment, however if you come along for your scan and despite our combined best efforts are unable to proceed, we will not make a charge for the appointment.
MRI Scan App
This app for adults and children helps to ease fears following referral for an MRI scan. Experience a 360 degree virtual MRI scan (with realistic sounds); scan a virtual item; find out more about the steps from referral to results and have all your questions answered about the technology and process. This app is a great way to help you or your child find out in advance what it’s like to have an MRI scan. Turn on your sound, lie down and lean back and move your tablet around to see what it’s really like to have an MRI scan. Download it here: