Note* I hope this is in the correct forum, if not feel free to move
My daughter went in for a regular MRI tonight and did not fit ( she gained a LOT of weight since her injury - plus she just had a baby 4 weeks ago ).
They thought they maybe could get her in by having her put her arms above her head but then she went into a full panic attack - she did not know she was claustrophobic.
Her 1st and only MRI was done in a open MRI as a in patient when she was first injured. Aka: she was very well drugged.
So now we need to find a place that does open MRI ( she has moved since her 1st one ).
However we have both heard that open MRIs are not as accurate?
Plus the tech guy did tell us that he was not 100% sure she would fit even in a open MRI
We know her L & S ( I think L5 & S1 ) are herniated but while she was PG she lost feeling and control of her legs and this issue remains, hence part of why they want a new MRI. Her last one is almost 4 yrs old.
What do you all know about the open MRIs???