Imagine listening to sounds of ocean waves as they ebb and flow while you view beautiful ocean scenery. Or listen to beautiful sounds of the forest – birds singing, breezes blowing – as you watch the trees gently sway.
If you thought you’d be going to the beach to make this happen, think again! This could be your next MRI scan experience. Many medical centers are now offering your choice of music and relaxing videos to give you a worry-free, anxiety-free MRI experience.
New Approach Can Relieve Anxiety
MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, has been around for many years and is used to scan different areas such as the spine, brain, and joints for abnormalities. The issue for some patients is the narrow, long cylinder they lay in for the scan can cause tension and anxiety, especially if you suffer from claustrophobia. This new MRI technology is proving to be very helpful to patients and doctors and the technicians alike.
Less Anxiety – Improved Quality – Better Patient Outcomes
Patients have reported that being able to focus on the words of their favorite songs while viewing mountain scenery distracts them from the close surroundings and noise that is inherent to MRI scans. This allows you to have less anxiety and contributes to less motion during the scan.
Technicians are reporting improved quality in the images produced by the high-resolution equipment, which in turn allows the radiologist to interpret the high-quality images quicker and easier. Hospital officials are seeing a reduction in patient anxiety, especially among children, and an increase in the number of patients seen daily.
Patient-Centered Care and Advanced MRI in Palm Beach County
At Independent Imaging, we deliver patient-centered care every day. We offer state-of-the-art equipment with advanced imaging technology in a tranquil and comfortable setting to meet your needs. Our staff and doctors are experienced and skilled in dealing with your concerns regarding your test and we will talk with you to go over every detail.
We have four locations to serve you in Wellington, Belle Glade, Lake Worth and Royal Palm Beach, and one main phone number for your convenience. Just call (561) 795-5558 today or request an appointment online.