Can enhancing MRI in-bore experience reduce the need for patient sedation?

By Dr J. Kesseböhmer

During an MRI scan a patient has to lie still, all alone in the bore of the MRI scanner for often as much as 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the indication.
We found in our practice that a focus on improving this “in-bore” experience helps us increase patient satisfaction and reduce the need for sedation.