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The advantages of MRIs -- even if you're claustrophobic

The MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, has become an increasingly used diagnostic tool. But, some patients are quite apprehensive about having this test. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show “Take Care,” hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Scott Buckingham, a Syracuse radiologist, about the advances in MRIs and their use -- and how to cope with the test if you're claustrophobic.

More of this interview can be heard on "Take Care," WRVO's health and wellness show this evening at 6:30 p.m.  Support for this story comes from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.