We take every effort to make people feel comfortable while having a CMR scan. Our staff is trained to put patients at ease and support them during the preparation as well as while in the CMR sanner. Patients listen to gentle, soothing, relaxing music while in the scanner. We also stay with the patients in the scanner if that is what would make them feel more comfortable. We prefer to avoid the sedatives, as we rely on patients' cooperation with the breathing commands, to ensure that images are diagnostic. For most routine indications, the scans last about 20-30 min.