MRI patient experience

Comfort. Speed. Entertainment. MRI.

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
  • Create a patient comfort zone
  • Ease patients’ anxiety
  • Scan patients fast and fluid

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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.

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.

Innovision2 - the in-bore infotainment solution

patient experience

MRI exams are performed in a relatively confined space, they're noisy, and they can be long and boring. Innovision2 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.

  1. Technologist Console 
    Have everything under control with the dedicated technologist console. The console mirrors what your patient is seeing on the patient display. Using the console, the technologist can select the patient’s favorite music or video from a variety of app-based entertainment sources (for example, from providers like Netflix, YouTube, and Apple Music). The technologist can also enter the remaining scan time to help keep the patient informed and at ease.

    Benefits:
    • Easily select the patient’s favorite music or video
    • Know what the patient is viewing
    • Set up the scan time for patient viewing
  2. Patient Display

    Engage your patient even before the table moves into the bore with the unique patient display. The special design provides a comfortable viewing experience. In addition to a video, patients can see a display informing them about the remaining scan time – which can have a comforting effect.

    What’s more, the display screen appears to be as far away as the top of a 90 cm bore – making the inside of the bore feel virtually larger. This is an added advantage for all patients, including those who are anxious or claustrophobic.

    The patient display is wireless and powered by Innovision2 rechargeable batteries that last for over four hours of continuous operation. At less than 6 kg, the system is very easy for the technologist to set up.

    Benefits:

    • Engage patients before they move into the bore
    • Rich video experience with custom content
    • Remaining scan time shown on the patient display
    • Video display creates a larger bore impression
    • Easy to handle thanks to the wireless design and lightweight construction

  3. Comfort Pillow

    The Innovision2 solution includes two unique comfort pillows. Both the standard pillow and the head/neck coil pillow are made of comfortable memory foam. Their ergonomic design increases patient comfort during scanning. The pillows are also easy to clean. Their coating is medical grade, sterilizable, and anti-bacterial. In conjunction with ear plugs, ambient noise can be reduced by at least 33 dB, while patients can clearly hear the audio signal from the entertainment system and the voice of the technologist.

    The pillows are wireless and easy to handle. They operate on internal batteries that last for over 12 hours of continuous operation. The pillows can be recharged via a cable connection to the Innovision battery charging station.

    Benefits:

    • Greater patient comfort thanks to memory foam and ergonomic design
    • Clear audio signals with outstanding sound quality
    • Efficient noise reduction by at least 33 dB due to unique memory foam pillow and specialized ear plugs
    • Easy to clean, sterilizable, and anti-bacterial

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.

Turbo Suite

Turbo Suite
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 %3.

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