I survived my MRI with no claustrophobia issues this time. The worst part was the noise of the machine and the length of time I had to hold my breath. I was in the machine for 1 1/2 hours, which I had really been dreading. It was a breeze this time. Possibly the 2 mg of Ativan I took just before had a bearing on this. But at least I didn't fall asleep, since I had lots of breath holding to do on command. They used contrast media for this as well. I
think my cardiologist sees the MRI as the Gold Standard because she was going to do the MUGA if I didn't think I could do the MRI.
The tech couldn't or wouldn't tell me what my ejection fraction is. She told me that everything has to go through some analysis of various curvatures and that it usually takes a couple of weeks for the cardiologist to get the results unless they ask to receive them sooner. My thinking is that if my cardiologist isn't getting the results for a couple of weeks, things can't be all that bad and hopefully are quite positive.