Technologies

MRI in-bore

experience

Our MRI in-bore solution is specifically designed to help patients get through their exam in a more comfortable and compliant manner.
A positive patient experience is becoming the metric by which the medical industry and radiology facilities are being measured. To address this, our unique MRI patient experience proposition brings comfort where it is needed most – in the bore. Relaxed patients may keep still longer, which may result in fast scans, few repeats, and greater throughput.

When your patients have a positive scanning experience, your position as a patient-friendly MRI provider can be strengthened.

Empowering the patient

In today’s competitive marketplace, patients often shop around for the facility they hope will provide the most attentive care. The MRI in-bore experience helps to deliver by marrying excellent image quality with an engaging environment.

From the moment a patient is moved into the scanner (the point at which people report the most anxiety), through completion of the scan, this Philips solution can help patients to relax and hold still.

Three innovative elements, the visual experience, comforting guidance, and reduced noise have been combined to support patient satisfaction and compliance. If the MRI exam becomes easier for the patient, it can lead to workflow efficiencies for you.

Immersive visual experience

Patients personalize their experience by selecting a video theme. The video is projected onto the wall and viewed while in-bore via an easy-to-position mirror. Combined with sound (through comfortable headphones), the experience becomes truly immersive.

Attentive patient guidance

AutoVoice gently guides patients through breath holds, announces table movements, and indicates scan duration. Automated instructions are available in a variety of different languages. You may compliment these by creating your own set of personalized voice recordings.

Acoustic noise reduction

For many patients, gradient noise is one of the most uncomfortable parts of an MRI exam. ComforTone automatically provides up to 80% noise reduction within the same time and virtually the same IQ and contrast¹. ComforTone ExamCards will be available for routine exams (Brain, Spine, MSK) including the reference scans.

An uncomfortable patient is likely to move and cause artifacts in MR images, so that a scan needs to be repeated. Our attention to the patient experience is also meant to benefit image quality and even efficiency.”
 

— Michel Christian Nèmery, MD, Neuroradiologist & Chairman
of Department of Radiology Herlev Gentofte University
Hospital Copenhagen, Denmark

Take a look at just how exciting and engaging the in-bore experience can be for your MRI patients. You may experience productivity and workflow improvements too.

Productivity gains

In a busy department, your staff has less and less time to spend per patient. Access to tools and techniques that assist with an increasing workload can help. Our MRI in-bore experience is just that kind of solution.

Patient/staff satisfaction

The MRI in-bore experience is part of our growing family of Ambient Experience room solutions. Each integrates technology, spatial design, and workflow improvements to transform the environment and reduce patient anxiety.

A calming, comfortable patient experience can lead to a smoother exam and increased patient satisfaction. When exams go smoothly your staff is satisfied and may be more engaged. Each contributes to your institution’s positive economic wellbeing.

Built-in performance enhancements

In addition to the in-bore experience, our portfolio of MRI systems boasts a broad array of patient-centric features to support your first-time-right imaging results.

∙ iPatient – With iPatient you control the workflow from patient setup, to planning the scan, to image processing

∙ dS SENSE – Experience exceptional speed performance² for superb image quality, reduced image distortion, and shorter breath hold/scan times

∙ Patient conforming coils – A posterior coil integrated right into the table is all you need for many of your routine exams

∙ 70 cm bore – The bigger bore accommodates a wide variety of patient types and helps reduce the feeling of claustrophobia