Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, represents one of the greatest advances of modern medicine. This powerful yet non-invasive imaging procedure has no radiation exposure to the patient. Diagnostic radiologists can visualize the earliest appearance of a large variety of diseases and conditions. Besides providing the opportunity for early diagnosis, physicians are able to carefully evaluate the stage or degree of advancement of the condition and help plan for appropriate therapy.
MRI is good for evaluating soft tissues of the body. In particular, the brain, spinal cord, and nerves are seen much more clearly with MRI than regular x-rays and CT scans. In addition, MRI is ideal for evaluating orthopedic and joint conditions as well as the majority of sports related injuries and disc herniation in the neck and back.
Introducing Ambient MRI
The Ambient MRI Experience aims to revolutionize the patient’s surroundings and enhance their overall examination experience. By incorporating dynamic lighting, customized wall projections, and soothing sounds, we strive to create a relaxed atmosphere during the imaging process, diverting patients’ attention from what is typically the most anxiety-inducing aspect of the exam.
What does the Ambient Experience entail?
The Ambient Experience seamlessly integrates room design, dynamic lighting, projections, and sound elements. Patients can choose from a variety of visually appealing themes, tailored to suit their specific preferences and age groups, ranging from children as young as 6 to adults. Using a user-friendly touch screen, patients have the opportunity to personalize their medical environment.
Why is the MRI environment significant?
Historically, diagnostic imaging environments have often failed to provide a welcoming and comfortable setting for patients. However, creating the right environment can empower, distract, calm, or relax patients, addressing each individual’s unique needs. In some cases, the Ambient MRI Experience has shown potential in reducing the need for rescans, as patients are more likely to remain still in the relaxed and soothing atmosphere.
How does Ambient Experience impact scan quality?
The elements of the Ambient MRI Experience, such as room design and ambiance, remain separate from the actual scanning equipment, ensuring no impact on the advanced scanning technology employed by Inspira. However, the environment can greatly benefit the operators of the scanning equipment by fostering relaxation and productivity, resulting in a more enjoyable experience for patients and their family members. Furthermore, the calming nature of this experience can lead to more accurate images, as patient movement is minimized. As a result, a higher number of patients can obtain optimal images during their initial scan, without the need for additional imaging. The Ambient Experience streamlines the MRI process, offering both efficiency and the convenience you deserve.
Preparation for MRI Examinations:
- All patients will be required to change.
- Safety pins, straight pins, metal hair pins, eyeglasses, hearing aids, removable dental work and all jewelry must be removed before entering the room.
- Please alert the technologist if you have metal in your body including surgical staples, plates, pins, screws or if you have ever worked with metal.