The introduction of groundbreaking technologies doesn’t always mean quicker recovery times or shorter stays in the hospital. In fact, some new technologies, such as CinemaVision, are meant to put our patients at ease and make their time with us as enjoyable as possible.
CinemaVision goggles (goggle that are worn during an MRI) allow the patient to watch their favorite movie. The goggles are said to reduce the incidence of claustrophobia, a fear of enclosed spaces, in patients who have the condition.
For some individuals, having an MRI can spark fearful feelings as the test takes place in a relatively narrow, tube-like space in the machine. As a result, some individuals are sedated or become agitated and must be anesthetized. Others refuse to undergo the testing altogether rather than deal with the fear, possibly putting their health at risk.
The goggles have also proven to help fidgety children who are undergoing to procedure to remain still, a requirement for clear images.
"CinemaVision has helped our claustrophobic patients get through their MRI procedure with little to no pre-medication, and has generally made every patient feel more relaxed in the MR environment," says Rob Kilpatrick, director of Radiology at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe.
Beaumont is committed to providing the most advanced medical technology. It is the introduction of technologies like CinemaVision that help us deliver the best quality of care to our patients and can turn a sometimes fearful event into a pleasant, relaxing process where we can then deliver a high-quality diagnosis.
CinemaVision has helped our claustrophobic patients get through their MRI procedure with little to no pre-medication.