Personal victory: I spent 90 minutes in a closed GE Signa 1.5 Tesla MRI machine tonight. 90 days ago I couldn’t do a MRI in an open machine, so claustrophobic am I. 6 weeks with cognitive therapist Diane Strachowski, and a little Atavan, and here I am doing a 90-minute study in a closed MRI at UCSF. Woo hoo..big victory pour moi..
[Update: I’ve now done more than 20 MRI studies in a space of two years. Even extreme claustrophobes (like me) really can beat the fear.]