Improving the MRI patient experience – with comfort, speed, and entertainment
Most patients who undergo an MRI scan experience some level of anxiety. As a result, some move so much that they cause motion artifacts, can’t complete the scan, or don’t even show up for the exam. This all results in increased health risks and additional costs. Help patients overcome anxiety by turning MRI into a comfortable, fast, and entertaining experience that is in-sync with modern-day demands. Set up a relaxing atmosphere with calming design elements. Create a comfort zone for patients and ease their anxiety with in-bore entertainment and noise reduction. Unique applications can also accelerate the exam and support your staff in delivering fast and fluid scans.
Calm patients with a relaxing atmosphere
Patients arriving for an MRI examination are often anxious and stressed. Help them relax the minute they enter the room with our scanner MoodLight. You can also design a calming theme for your scan room using scanner skins, projections, or wall coverings.
Help your patients calm down as soon as they enter the room with MoodLight. Switch easily between seven colors. The MoodLight colors vary from blue …
… to green …
… to yellow, and many more.
Create a relaxing atmosphere with i-Motions, powered by Dream Think Imagine. Choose a theme from a library that will be projected on the system cover. Available animations include beautiful nature scenes, pediatric6, holiday images, and many more.
Transform your scan room into a tropical island, rainforest, or underwater adventure with wall coverings powered by Dream Think Imagine. Themes can be selected from a wide range of designs. Customized themes can also be applied.
Create a patient comfort zone
MRI exams can be uncomfortable and noisy. Put your patients at ease with our comprehensive patient comfort offerings that turn MRI into a comfort zone, including Quiet Suite, soft and ultra-lightweight coils, and positioning aids that raise your patients’ comfort level.
Ease patients’ anxiety
In the bore, patients can feel claustrophobic and tense because they don’t know what’s going on. Educate them before the exam starts using a mini MRI scanner mock-up or MRI models. You can also entertain your patients with infotainment solutions that redefine the MRI experience.
Innovision3 - the in-bore infotainment solution
Redefining the MRI experience
MRI exams are performed in a relatively confined space, they're noisy, and they can be long and boring. Innovision3 redefines the patient experience using a revolutionary in-bore infotainment solution. Patients are engaged by an impressive sound and video experience as soon as they lie on the table. The patient display keeps patient informed about their remaining scan time and displays predefined or custom content. Another big plus: The patient display makes the bore appear virtually larger, preventing a claustrophobic feeling. The Innovision solution also includes comfort pillows made of memory foam that reduce scan noise and deliver clear audio signals to the patient. With Innovision, the patient can hear their favorite music clearly. They can also hear voice commands from the MRI technologist, thanks to the integrated audio system and specialized ear plugs.
Scan patients fast and fluid
Patients who feel uncomfortable during a scan will sometimes move or breathe when they shouldn’t. Scan your patients fast and fluid with clinical applications that complete the MRI exam much faster than conventional methods. Personalize scanning by offering MRI with free-breathing exams for patients who are unable to hold their breath. Provide your staff with our GO technologies, which make scanning fast, more intuitive and consistent across your scanner fleet.
Accelerate your MRI workflow with BioMatrix and GO Technologies
Transform care delivery with BioMatrix and GO technologies for an optimized MRI workflow. From patient preparation to result distribution, these new technologies efficiently streamline your clinical operations by using intuitive and AI-based technologies.
Embrace human nature with BioMatrix Technology
Patients have unique individual characteristics: biovariabilities. Different physiologies and anatomies – as well as the way we interact with them and technology – cause unwarranted variations in imaging results. BioMatrix technology helps overcome these challenges by embracing human nature: Instead of expecting patients to adjust to the technology, BioMatrix automatically adjusts to the individual patient. Only by embracing human nature can we truly personalize examinations and help expand precision medicine.
Setting the pace in MR acceleration
With rising patient volumes in the face of falling reimbursement, there is a clear need for greater efficiency. At the same time, the quality of exam results should not diminish. We are committed to help you transform care delivery by significantly shortening entire examinations for the whole spectrum of clinical MRI with Turbo Suite. Tailored to your clinical needs, Turbo Suite is comprised of three packages with unique MR acceleration techniques, i.e., CAIPRINHA, Simultaneous Multi-Slice, and Compressed Sensing, which help you accelerate complete exams by up to 50 %4.
Expand the MR patient population eligible for MRI with free-breathing exams to care for patients previously excluded from MRI. Compressed Sensing can eliminate barriers by accelerating imaging, typically by a factor of 10, and can help enable abdominal and cardiac MRI for challenging patients. With Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE5 dynamic liver perfusion can now be performed under free breathing, making MRI accessible to patients who are unable to hold their breath. With Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine, cardiac function evaluation can now be offered to all patients, even those with arrhythmia, providing valuable prognostic information.
1Contour Coil is 510(k) pending. It is not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons the future availability cannot be guaranteed.
2Decibel measurements and images acquired on MAGNETOM Aera, November 2014. Data on file. Results may vary.
3Innovision is still under development and not commercially available yet. It is not for sale in the US. Its future availability cannot be ensured.
4Data on file.
5Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE for other regions than liver is not for sale in the U.S.
6MR scanning has not been established as safe for imaging fetuses and infants under two years of age. The responsible physician must evaluate the benefit of the MRI examination in comparison to other imaging procedures.