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Re: LOUSY IMAGING CENTERS ALL OVER MY AREA. I had no idea this was so prevalent.


@Anonymous032819 wrote:

@NicksmomESQ wrote:

@Mombo1  DH had an MRI last summer.After 15 in the tube they told him the machine was malfunctioning & they sent him to another location 30 minutes away!! When he got to that location he had to wait an hour. He then spent 40 minutes in the tube!! He was shaken up for days afterwards.
  Based on all the stories I've heard I will never go for one. I would have a nervous breakdown in that tube.

  


 

 

 

They can give a sedative to help calm and relax, and in some cases, knock you out completely. Depends on the situation.


@Anonymous032819  They gave my DH a sedative & it didn't do much.Then he had to call for a ride home because they wouldn't let him drive.He was still a wreck.

 I would never go under general anesthesia for a medical test. That's JMO. 

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Re: LOUSY IMAGING CENTERS ALL OVER MY AREA. I had no idea this was so prevalent.


@NicksmomESQ wrote:

@Anonymous032819 wrote:

@NicksmomESQ wrote:

@Mombo1  DH had an MRI last summer.After 15 in the tube they told him the machine was malfunctioning & they sent him to another location 30 minutes away!! When he got to that location he had to wait an hour. He then spent 40 minutes in the tube!! He was shaken up for days afterwards.
  Based on all the stories I've heard I will never go for one. I would have a nervous breakdown in that tube.

  


 

 

 

They can give a sedative to help calm and relax, and in some cases, knock you out completely. Depends on the situation.


@Anonymous032819  They gave my DH a sedative & it didn't do much.Then he had to call for a ride home because they wouldn't let him drive.He was still a wreck.

 I would never go under general anesthesia for a medical test. That's JMO. 


@NicksmomESQ, no, I wouldn't either unless it was a matter of life or death.


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Re: LOUSY IMAGING CENTERS ALL OVER MY AREA. I had no idea this was so prevalent.


@CelticCrafter wrote:

@Mindy D I figured they didn't tell him to sit on the floor, but they're overbooking if there was no place for him to sit.  Good thing I wasn't there, they would have called security on me!


 

 

 

 

So the issue isn't that there wasn't any chairs, just that there wasn't enough chairs.

 

 

Sometimes appointments run long.

 

 

Do you really want a doctor to leave in the middle of an exam of a patient, simply because their 3:30 is in the waiting room?

 

You would be (rightfully) mad if in the middle of your husband's appointment, the doctor said, "Ooops! Gotta go! My 3:30 is here." 

 

Also, sometimes patients bring their lives ones with them to the appointment, and the loved one stays in the waiting room. 

 

That's also a very real possibility that you can't ignore.

 

 

So it may not be a simple case of "overbooking" for the lack of seats.

 

I would've been annoyed, but I wouldn't scream and yell and throw a hissy-fit temper tantrum to the point of them having to call security to escort me off of the premises.

 

 

Who is that going to serve?

 

You would have just ended up separated from your husband, which is the opposite of what you would have wanted, right?

 

 

Sometimes you just have to deal with a less than perfect situation like an adult. And if that means having to sit on the floor because every seat has a butt in it, for a little while, then that's what you do.

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Re: LOUSY IMAGING CENTERS ALL OVER MY AREA. I had no idea this was so prevalent.

Those freestanding imaging centers are horrible because they need to run those scanners as much as possible to maximize the amount of money they make from them.

They also don't pay the employees as well as a hospital or large health system does.  They bank on people booking with them for convenience/cost and they basically churn people through those machines.  I also don't trust that they're maintained as well as a hospital maintains their equipment.

I even get a mammogram done at the hospital radiology department.  

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Re: LOUSY IMAGING CENTERS ALL OVER MY AREA. I had no idea this was so prevalent.

It's always a good idea to ask your doc to reommend a good imaging place, instead of picking one on your own just because it's convenient.

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Re: LOUSY IMAGING CENTERS ALL OVER MY AREA. I had no idea this was so prevalent.


@Mombo1 wrote:

@NicksmomESQ wrote:

@Mombo1  DH had an MRI last summer.After 15 in the tube they told him the machine was malfunctioning & they sent him to another location 30 minutes away!! When he got to that location he had to wait an hour. He then spent 40 minutes in the tube!! He was shaken up for days afterwards.
  Based on all the stories I've heard I will never go for one. I would have a nervous breakdown in that tube.

  


@NicksmomESQ   Sorry to hear about your husband's experience.  I understand completely.  I really didn't know what to expect...so that was part of the problem.  I think the doctor should have given me more information in advance.  So for others who said that I was the problem...don't realize the lack of preparing me for this.     Had I known it was forty minutes I would never have agreed to it.  Now a I know... and I will never have it done again. That is just me.  


Your doctor can prescribe a sedative if needed to tolerate the MRI. (In fact, that's routinely done for children.)  No one should ever forgo a needed MRI. They can be lifesaving.

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Re: LOUSY IMAGING CENTERS ALL OVER MY AREA. I had no idea this was so prevalent.


@NicksmomESQ wrote:

@Anonymous032819 wrote:

@NicksmomESQ wrote:

@Mombo1  DH had an MRI last summer.After 15 in the tube they told him the machine was malfunctioning & they sent him to another location 30 minutes away!! When he got to that location he had to wait an hour. He then spent 40 minutes in the tube!! He was shaken up for days afterwards.
  Based on all the stories I've heard I will never go for one. I would have a nervous breakdown in that tube.

  


 

 

 

They can give a sedative to help calm and relax, and in some cases, knock you out completely. Depends on the situation.


@Anonymous032819  They gave my DH a sedative & it didn't do much.Then he had to call for a ride home because they wouldn't let him drive.He was still a wreck.

 I would never go under general anesthesia for a medical test. That's JMO. 


A sedative is not general anesthesia. 

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Re: LOUSY IMAGING CENTERS ALL OVER MY AREA. I had no idea this was so prevalent.


@NicksmomESQ wrote:

@Mombo1  DH had an MRI last summer.After 15 in the tube they told him the machine was malfunctioning & they sent him to another location 30 minutes away!! When he got to that location he had to wait an hour. He then spent 40 minutes in the tube!! He was shaken up for days afterwards.
  Based on all the stories I've heard I will never go for one. I would have a nervous breakdown in that tube.

  


 

 

Even if an MRI could save your life?

 

 

 

Alrighty then.

 

 

 

 

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Re: LOUSY IMAGING CENTERS ALL OVER MY AREA. I had no idea this was so prevalent.

I'm surprise your doctor didn't give you a referral.  I've always had a referral with instructions  for clinic.  

 

I've had CT scans done three times.  First one was done at an NYU Hospital clinic.  Second was done at Beth Israel Hospital radiology and this last tme, at Mt. Sinai hospital.  

 

All were affiliated with the hospital where my doctors were associated.

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Re: LOUSY IMAGING CENTERS ALL OVER MY AREA. I had no idea this was so prevalent.


@vsm1 wrote:

@NicksmomESQ wrote:

@Anonymous032819 wrote:

@NicksmomESQ wrote:

@Mombo1  DH had an MRI last summer.After 15 in the tube they told him the machine was malfunctioning & they sent him to another location 30 minutes away!! When he got to that location he had to wait an hour. He then spent 40 minutes in the tube!! He was shaken up for days afterwards.
  Based on all the stories I've heard I will never go for one. I would have a nervous breakdown in that tube.

  


 

 

 

They can give a sedative to help calm and relax, and in some cases, knock you out completely. Depends on the situation.


@Anonymous032819  They gave my DH a sedative & it didn't do much.Then he had to call for a ride home because they wouldn't let him drive.He was still a wreck.

 I would never go under general anesthesia for a medical test. That's JMO. 


A sedative is not general anesthesia. 


@vsm1, I think that she was referencing this part of the post to which she was replying:

 

"They can give a sedative to help calm and relax, and in some cases, knock you out completely. Depends on the situation."


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