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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I've never had one. My wife has had a couple as she has a rare bone disorder which was just discovered 3.5 years ago on a x-ray totally a fluke they were looking for fracture in her neck, they found a tumor in the top of her arm. She said she just goes to her happy place and blocks the horrible noise out.

Good luck Fred!

Jun 12, 2022 06:35 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

They let me have music and I kept my eyes closed. 

Jun 12, 2022 06:29 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm like Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 and have been known to fall asleep in them, lol   I always focus on how fortunate we are to live in this day and age with access to such miraculous technology  

Jun 12, 2022 06:06 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, had one done many years ago after a car accident and almost hyperventilated once inside. The newer ones are less like an endless tunnel and more open, thankfully! Hope you get good results, Fred.

Jun 12, 2022 05:34 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

The main thing, Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, is hoping you get good results. This machine does not bother me; I am so relaxed that I  have fallen asleep with all that noise.

Jun 12, 2022 05:10 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate I haven't done it, but my mother had MRI done and she got scared from the MRI machine.

Jun 12, 2022 04:13 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My son had two over the years for his knees and torn ACL's. He would confirm your uneasy experience. Noisy, boring and definitely confining. The rest of the description I cannot repeat in this forum.

Jun 13, 2022 04:21 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

VERY recently Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate and at least 3 more in the past. I always pretty much sleep through them.

Jun 13, 2022 06:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I had two of them in 2020 for my knees... torn miniscus in both and in my left knee torn in two places. For some reason the noise has never bothered me even though they gave me ear plugs. 

Jun 13, 2022 04:45 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

They have open ones by me.  Sounds remind me of a night club.  Hard to keep still and not dance and fist pump!

Jun 12, 2022 10:02 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Dont know that I would do one of these just for fun, they are kind of expensive.

I have had a few of them however they did not restrain me as much as they did to you.

Jun 12, 2022 08:22 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No, but my dad had many of them and he was so claustrophobic he hated them. But they have open-sided MRI machines now, that's kind of a throwback right there isn't it?

Jun 12, 2022 06:36 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Yep.  I've done the regular ones (in the dark tube)... sometimes they give you a helmet with a mirror in it so you can see out the end of the tunnel. Sometimes they give you headphones and music to listen to (I don't quite understand either, since they say no "metal" can be in there).

And I've done the "open" MRIs, which are hardly "open", but better.

Neither are fun, but they're definitely an experience.

Jun 12, 2022 05:46 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't believe I have ever had an MRI and I hope that I will never have to have one.

Jun 13, 2022 05:08 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I've had one. I didn't love it but it wasn't all that bad for me. It helps if there is music playing.

Jun 13, 2022 05:03 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I have not, and I 'm not sure how I'd handle it. It does not sound like fun.

I hope you get good results!

Jun 13, 2022 04:47 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Those clacking noises are quite annoying especially since you don't know when they come up. I would ask for ear plugs. 

Jun 13, 2022 05:50 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Claustrophobia. Those horizontal tubes just won't work. I know it and didn't even consider going in there.
Fortunately, there are alternatives to being prone in a coffin like tube.
But to keep mentally distracted, I keep my mind focused on, "How long until I need to pee?"
Usually immediately. Then my mind does have something else to focus on.

Jun 13, 2022 05:35 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Endured 37 days of radiation treatments several years ago. Facemask put over my face to hold my head in place. Modern day torture device.

Jun 13, 2022 04:58 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes, I have. Thank you for the reminder.  Not moving for 45 minutes and listening to the LOUD pounding, tapping, and thumping is torture! 

The more they improve those machines the louder they get. 

I wear an eye mask, ear plugs, and cushioned ear muffs and do my very best to get into a meditative state. 


Jun 13, 2022 06:58 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I had one about two years ago, and it was in a chair.   It was for my neck, so maybe they have different machines for upper body MRIs.

Jun 13, 2022 06:25 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Have never had an MRI but had a catscan recently that looked similar to the picture 

Jun 13, 2022 09:47 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have had about 3 or 4 of these in my lifetime. The ones where you are fully enclosed, arms at sides, encased in a hollow tube, with little or no movement, where the only way out is to crawl, and wiggle can be very revealing and a good measure of your own ego and its pride-strength. Fear manifests itself in the form of helplessness followed by extreme panic. Even people in the business will tell you this if they can trust you to handle it. What to do besides working on lessoning of your ego by seeking humility? Until you get a grip, opt for the machine that is not fully enclosed. They are out there by necessary demand! Meanwhile, if you can practice a form of meditation, it works wonders. I did almost an hour of stillness which amazed the operator who commented I did very well compared to others. I also tried extensive praying, which not only helped me in and out, but the time sped-by miraculously. Much to learn public and private in this short journey called life. Thank you for your sharing this

Jun 13, 2022 06:49 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

yes a couple & there is no being tied down & no helmet. 🤪 You should write screenplays. Will say it is very loud. How they keep you 'still' is they put you or your parts in stabilizers. 

Jun 13, 2022 06:31 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

LOL you explained it very well Fred! So well in fact they tried to give me one of those many years ago and I couldn't do it.  They got me out of there - fast! I had no idea I'd react that way....weird.

Jun 13, 2022 11:41 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Knock wood, I haven't Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate I am a bit claustrophobic though. If you can wear headphones and listen to music that would work for me but I tend to "dance" when I listen so I suppose that wouldn't be good. 

Jun 13, 2022 10:47 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I haven't had to have this done to me.  It sounds like you survived, however.  Best to you!

Jun 13, 2022 09:38 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Yep, had a few, head first in, Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate . Once in, you can't get out on your own. Plays trick on your mind. It is like being in a closed coffin, except for the white light.

Helps if you take a little special pill beforehand. Go to lala land and enjoy sweet thoughts. I was told you can smile in an MRI machine.

The other idea is to count the minutes in your head.

And the last one, have the operator technician talk to you and give you the rundown on many sessions, and how long each takes. Then you do a countdown in your mind with the technician.

Jun 15, 2022 08:01 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Only an open one.  Hope all is okay.

Jun 13, 2022 05:17 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Open MRI, the only way to go.

Jun 13, 2022 02:58 PM