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    What is MR Mobile Scanner

    hi
    just a quick question,if anyone can help
    Hubby (Paddy) has his MRI booked for Spine Cervical, Head, Spine Thoracic,
    tomorrow at salford royal, but ive just noticed on the letter it says
    please attend mr mobile scanner
    is this the same as a normal scanner
    love
    emma x

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    Hi Emma,

    Some hospital trusts use mobile devices as they can be shared throughout the region. The equipment is no different from the static version except they are housed in a mobile trailer. They should provide access.

    Best wishes,
    Barry
    Iím going to do this even if it kills me!

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    thasnk you barry
    just gets all confusing sometimes
    love
    emma x

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    Hi Emma

    Yes. The MRI Scanner itself should be perfectly normal and fully functional. They are somtimes mounted within very large trailers for, as Barry says, mobility between hospital sites.

    Doug

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    hi doug
    many thanks for your input
    must be a sign of the times for waiting lists
    when they have to use a mobile scanner for the region
    love
    emma x

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    Hi Emma,

    I had two MRI s in mobile scanners. They are a little like a caravan but the scanner is just as effective. I am not sure how mobile your husband is and I needed a lift for my wheelchair to get in but they were used to that .

    Good Luck,
    Love Debbie x

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    hi debbie
    he can hobble about with a frame but not at great lengths
    so he will be in his wheelchair
    ive read about it being claustrophobic is this the case
    love
    emma x

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    Hi Emma,
    I have just had another MRI at our local hospital, it can be slighlty claustrophobic as its a tunnel you go into. But as I'm not a lover of confined spaces, I take my favorite CD with me. (I took my Christmas Micheal Bubl'e )shut my eyes and imagine I'm somewhere else than there!!!
    I hope it helps, good luck
    Chebs xx

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    Hi Emma,

    Yes it's a little claustrophobic and noisy but if he explains that he is anxious they will keep stopping to talk to him and check he's ok, Like Chebs said music through the head phones helps you to relax and they give you a buzzer in your hand. I imagine I'm on a beach and it is totally painless.

    If your hubby was really worried your GP could prescribe a sedative like diazepam to relax him but I think he would probably need to try it in advance to check for any side effects.

    Hope all goes well tomorrow
    Love Debbie x

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    hi chebs & debbie
    thanks, will mention to staff tomorrow that hes a bit nervous
    but its one of these things that has to be done,to be able to move forward
    love
    emma x

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