loads of questions here,i thought all in all it could provide i guide for those yet to experiance it. were you calm or freaked out? did the operator and staff put you at ease? what did you wear? did you have support with you? ok,i was fairly calm about the actual scan but was concerned about the possible out come as it was to look for ms and it seemed more likely as my mum has ms. the department was completly away from the main hospital and was decked out like a living room and was fairly informal (west suffolk hospital) the staff were friendly and they went over the form i was given to fill out just to make sure it was right. i was asked stuff like any tattoos/piercings? had i had a shunt or any surgery? that sort of thing my hubby was allowed in w/me and he was given the same form to fill in. i was asked to change but the room was away from every one and i put on a gown (w/open back) but was given a dressing gown and then a locker for my clothes and things. music was playing as i went in and every step was explained as it happened the 'bed' was low down and easy to get on and was very well padded then a pad was put under my legs to stabilise them then a blanket over my legs. a plastic frame was slotted in near my head which held my shoulders then i was given ear cans to protect my ears,this had the same music through and then another frame was slotted in to the shoulder frame and this housed a mirror so that i could see out of the 'polo tube'. when i was settled a knob to the left of my head was turned and the 'bed' rose up but it doesnt feel like it and then a button to my right was pushed and i sild backwards into the tube. the operator leaves the room but you can still see her and she can hear you but you are also given a panic button if its too much for you. when the scan starts its very noisy and the whole tube vibrates this many ppl can find alarming-even as i was relaxed it made me jump and she said it was coming. the first scan was 2.5 mins then a big gap then a 5 minute scan then a big gap the another 2.5 min scan then a short gap then another 2.5 gap. they are in constant contact. ny hubby was afraid to touch me as he thought it would interfere. he neednt of worried he would have been fine to touch my leg but i was ok. as well as the music they pipe air conditioned air through the tunnel but not so that you get cold,it was vrey refreshing. i think thats about it lol and i hope this will be of help to someone.