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BK001 03-23-2018 06:22 PM

If you need an MRI - read this
 
Recently I have had experiences with Lake Medical Imaging. If you need to have an MRI I would highly recommend you request that it be scheduled at their facility in Leesburg. The machine's circumference is substantially larger than that of the equipment in their Spanish Springs office and thus less claustrophobic.

billethkid 03-23-2018 09:38 PM

They also have one at their Sharon Morse facility.
It is called a wide bore MRI.

And you can request "the mirror". They place a small frame above your face that looks out the window into the parking lot. Totally takes away the feeling of being inside.

When making your MRI appointment just tell them you want a wide bore machine and they will tell you where available....Leesburg and Sharon B Morse for sure.

Nucky 03-24-2018 04:00 AM

The one that BILLETHKID spoke about was so comfortable I actually fell asleep for a while. I also found out that the strength of a particular MRI machine can be greater but you would never know by just looking at it. I have a Vena Cava Filter that may have dislodged inside of me if the stronger MRI was used. I remembered while I was set up on another machine that would have done me in. Thankfully I thought about it because if the office staff. Thank God for them.

vintageogauge 03-27-2018 05:57 PM

For me it's an open MRI or nothing if there are none down here I'll have to settle for X-rays or CT scans.

billethkid 03-27-2018 06:24 PM

There are a couple of true "open" MRI facilities in Ocala.
Just google it.
There is some what of a disadvantage in that the open MRI is not quite as strong and MAY be some what lacking in detail.
When I had one done there it was quite sufficient.

I have since been utilizing the larger bore MRI with the mirror set with no problem at all.

BK001 03-28-2018 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billethkid (Post 1526187)
They also have one at their Sharon Morse facility.
It is called a wide bore MRI.

And you can request "the mirror". They place a small frame above your face that looks out the window into the parking lot. Totally takes away the feeling of being inside.

When making your MRI appointment just tell them you want a wide bore machine and they will tell you where available....Leesburg and Sharon B Morse for sure.


The mirror sounds great however, I don't think it would have worked for me because I went into the machine facedown on my stomach.


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