Table 1

Summary of the items addressed in the custom-made questionnaire to assess satisfaction with the MR scan and preferences concerning MR scanner design

Item

Range


Preparation and information

Excellent/Good/Satisfactory/Fair/Poor

Concern

Not at all/Very little/Little/High/Very high

Comfort

Excellent/Good/Satisfactory/Fair/Poor

Feeling helpless/embarrassed

Not at all/Little/Moderate/Strong/Very strong

Anxiety

Horizontal visual analogue scale of 10 cm (0-100)

Noise

Horizontal visual analogue scale of 10 cm (0-100)

Pain

Horizontal visual analogue scale of 10 cm (0-100)

Complications

Yes/No/If yes, which complications

Reasons for premature termination (if applicable)

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Reasons for successful completion (if applicable)

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Willingness to undergo future examinations on the MR scanner

Yes/No/Maybe

General satisfaction with the MR scan

Excellent/Good/Satisfactory/Fair/Poor

Summary

Advantages/Disadvantages of the respective MR scanner

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Ranking of four MR scanners of different design assuming equal diagnostic utility (Figure 1)

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Ranking of four MR scanners assuming different diagnostic utility (Figure 1)

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Ranking of the two MR scanners used in the study (Figure 2)

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Advantages/Disadvantages of the two MR scanners used in the study

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Enders et al. BMC Medical Imaging 2011 11:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2342-11-4

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