Mirrors inside MRI machines have improved the experience for claustrophobic patients. Traditionally, undergoing an MRI scan could be distressing and anxiety-inducing experience for individuals with claustrophobic tendencies. The MRI bore can make people feel trapped, causing fear and discomfort.
The introduction of mirrors inside the MRI machine has achieved a significant breakthrough in addressing this issue. These mirrors enable patients to have the illusion that they can see outside. With the assistance of mirrors, the images displayed on the ceiling of the treatment room can be seen within the MRI tube
This simple yet ingenious addition creates the illusion of spaciousness, effectively combating the sensation of confinement that claustrophobic individuals often experience.
Patients who previously dreaded undergoing an MRI scan due to their claustrophobia now find themselves more at ease. Seeing outside the tube creates a sense of freedom and openness, helping to alleviate the stress of being confined.
- Variety of peaceful visuals available. The patient can see a variety of peaceful landscapes reflected to improve their mood and well-being while in the bore. This further contributes to reducing claustrophobia-related anxiety and enhances the overall patient experience.
- Provide a distraction. Mirrors also serve as a distraction for patients during the scanning process. Patients can now look at more than just the room.
Mirrors in MRI machines also help make scanning faster for claustrophobic patients. Without mirrors, patients who experienced extreme claustrophobia often required sedation or anesthesia to undergo an MRI scan. However, with the introduction of mirrors, the need for such interventions has significantly decreased. This not only saves time and resources but also minimises the potential risks and side effects associated with sedation or anaesthesia.
Mirrors in MRI machines help reduce claustrophobia. Mirrors provide patients with a feeling of space and freedom.
They show them the outside world, which helps them feel less confined. This discovery helps people with claustrophobia feel more at ease and makes scanning faster and safer.
If you need an MRI, get in contact with Apex Radiology to chat about your options.
For over 25 years, Apex Radiology have been servicing the South West of Western Australia, as part of a larger group of leading providers of diagnostic imaging services in Australia.
We provide Radiology and Tele-radiology services to WACHS (Western Australia Country Health Service), private medical facilities, public hospitals and community centres and also operates a series of stand-alone medical imaging practices across Western Australia.
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