I just have some feedback for the industry, and my previous MRI visits, more than this most recent visit: Here is why so many have disorientation and fear of the MRI "tube": Because the tube is all beige, with absolutely NO distinguishing marks or reference points for the person lying inside it, WE BECOME DISORIENTED, VERTIGINOUS, DIZZY, AND LOSE CONTROL OF OUR SENSE OF UP-DOWN, BALANCE... AND IT CREATES FEAR! As you slide into the tube, from the moment your entire peripheral vision is filled with a field of beige, the dizziness sets in. Then panic. We are being moved in some inner balance way, but we cannot tell how, nor control it. Terrible feeling. THEREFORE, if they would design the tube with markings/patterns, even daisies to look at, and lock on to, then we would at least know how we are being moved through space. This is the concept of a funhouse game in which messing with perception is the entire goal -- NOT THE KIND OF GAME FOR SOMEONE IN FEAR OF SICKNESS ALREADY! Please take this seriously, and design the tube for the experience of the person INSIDE IT!!! Daisies, little lights... Something to give us a sense of up and down, in and out. PLEASE!!!
Also, and I've given this feedback before, your MRI staff showed extreme impatience with me, and my sense of feeling sick, as if I was making it up or being uncooperative. This contributed to my fear appallingly, and I will never ever be able to do a non-anaesthetized MRI because of it. Your staff need to exhibit understanding patience, kindness... and not judgmental condescension, as if I am ruining their day.