Open MRI Eases Anxiety
Griffin Imaging & Diagnostics Center at Ivy Brook uses a Hitachi OASIS 1.2 Tesla high field, “truly open” MRI, which is ideal for pediatric imaging applications. With 270 degrees of “openness” and a very generous-sized table top, a parent can actually lie beside the pediatric patient during the scan for some neuro applications, or lean easily and comfortably into the
magnet to be inches away from their child for other applications.
Having a parent so close by to calm and reassure their child helps eliminate the need for sedation, relieving anxiety for both pediatric patients and parents.
It may be difficult for a child to keep absolutely still, especially if they’re scared or worried. The OASIS MRI’s ‘Radar’ motion suppression technology means image quality is not compromised by patient movement, so the technologist can insure optimum image quality for the reading radiologist and pediatrician.