As anyone who has had an MRI knows, this can be a very intimidating procedure. As you can imagine, I was completely stressed out when I found out I was going in for an almost three hour scan! With my back surgery, lying on that surface, for even an hour, has proven to be an excruciating experience. I did not think I would ever make it through this process.
My physician, who knew of my concerns, sent me to Open Sided MRI, on NW 56th Street, in Oklahoma City. One thing that immediately impressed me is their extended hours, designed to fit any schedule. My scan was scheduled for 7:30 the following evening.
My fiancee and son accompanied me to my appointment. We were immediately seated in a comfortable waiting area, complete with complimentary snacks and drinks. There were magazines to fit almost any interest, and the area was even comfortable for children, a big plus for me.
When I was called back, the staff did everything they could to keep me comfortable. They positioned me with pillows, in a way to lessen the discomfort in my back. They allow you to bring your own cd, and choose the music that helps you relax throughout the scan. They offer an open design machine, that helps reduce panic and "claustrophobic" feelings. They really do what they can to offer the utmost in comfort.
I picked up a pamphlet, describing their services while in the waiting room, and another important feature offered that I would like to point out is that they offer complimentary taxi services to patients in the Oklahoma City area. That just reinforces my opinion that at Open Sided MRI, they really do believe in going above and beyond to satisfy their customers.