An MRI, with its often cold, clinical appearance, long narrow bore, loud noises, long scan times and need to remain still can be anywhere from burdensome to terrifying for many, but can be especially so for kids. You also don’t need to be a parent nor an MRI tech to understand how challenging it can be to coach kids to stay still – making an MRI for kids more difficult to achieve!
For years, the MRI industry has worked to make a more kid-friendly MRI. The advent of themed imaging suites brought the magic and fear-reducing aspect of play to MRI. Kitten scanners have helped prep kids for what to expect in an anxiety-reducing, non-intimidating way. Child Life teams have expertly prepped kids behind the scenes and even created bedtime routines. MRI goggles were introduced to allow kids to watch their favorite movies – all in efforts to avoid the risks and costs of anesthesia and sedation and reduce the need for repeat scans.
And yet, while there have been immense strides in the pediatric patient experience, and quantitative benefits to audio-visual systems, there’s still one more frontier to breach: how to deliver in-bore viewing that works for all? A system that is reliable, quick and easy to use, and comfortable and entertaining for all?
While themed suites work their magic for some age groups, they may fall short for others, and don’t address the time in the bore. And while MRI goggles brought benefits of in-bore viewing, the goggles can be confining and dizzying for some and require careful disinfection between patients.
For 10 years, we’ve worked on this challenge, continually refining our MRI in-bore viewing offerings to deliver proven, reliable, efficient solutions that meet the needs of all patients and caregivers. Today, we offer 3 MRI In-Bore Viewing Solutions with these goals in mind to create your best, kid-friendly MRI.
Say goodbye to confining or dizzying goggles and extra disinfection. Our MRI In-Bore Viewing Solutions use your choice of mirror option, a pillow – or nothing at all, when it comes to our new MRI In-Bore Viewing Projection System.
Original 4K Nature Theme videos designed specifically for MRI and pediatric patients set a calming mood in the suite, deliver the soothing and healing benefits of nature to patients – and ensure you always have soothing content for patients. Additionally, offer patients DVDs or their favorite shows and movies with a compatible streaming device, easily integrated into the suite. Plus, rest assured that if your streaming option loses connection, or you’re short on time, you’ll always have a wide variety of soothing content designed for patients.
We know your time is valuable. This is why we designed our wireless solutions to be installed in as little as 15 minutes – no downtime or construction needed.
Choose the MRI In-Bore Viewing System right for you, add on Caring Suite™ task and patient experience lighting – and let your patients and caregivers set the lighting and music mood. The Caring Suite is designed specifically to meet the needs of all caregivers and all patients. Plus, learn how the Caring MR Suite helps deliver your best patient experience here.
With our custom Scrolling Text option, quickly and easily deliver personalized scrolling text messages to inform, encourage and thank patients. Save default messages, messages in other compatible languages and personalize messages on the fly. This feature is especially helpful for patients who are hard of hearing, especially anxious or speak other languages.
Say goodbye to complicated systems and many different devices to control your MRI suite ambiance. All of your suite controls – lighting, video, music – even cameras, doors and Privacy Glass are effortlessly at your fingertips with the Caring MR Suite® App. Prefer to simply connect your own video device? Check out our Wireless In-Bore Viewing Display’s Essential option. Plus, see how easy it is to use the Wireless In-Bore Viewing Video Display here.
Monitor the patient, and never worry what the patient is seeing with Picture-in-Picture on our optional Desk Display.
Love themed suites, but want to add on in-bore viewing and LED lighting? Easy, peasy.
Say goodbye to worries over artifacts and product performance. PDC was founded more than 40 years ago to deliver MRI Shielded suites to the emerging MRI market. Since, our Shielding expertise has informed all that we do MRI to create and deliver the best-performing solutions to the MRI market. Plus, if you’re renovating or building a new MRI suite, choose our MRI Shielding for exceptional performance, installation in as little as 4 days – and seamlessly integrated patient experience solutions. Learn more with 12 Ways to the Best MRI Shielding and MRI Experience.
Kiss those germs goodbye in less than 5 minutes with our first-of-its-kind UV-C LED Bore Disinfection System for MRI, CT and any compatible imaging bore and table.
Consider our Cassette® Relocatable Imaging Suite and Mini Clinics – designed to speed the latest imaging technology to patients in a simple, beautiful, comfortable way.
We hope you found this post helpful. Please contact us to learn more or to request a quote for your kid-friendly MRI.
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