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    Unique Google Help Kids With an MRI

    Windsor Ont

    Imagine being able to watch a favourite movie during an MRI procedure! New technology now allows a young patient to use the new CinemaVision MRI video from Resonance Technology. The innovative ‘goggles’ accompanied with MRI safe headphones, immerse children in a movie of their choice and ultimately help them remain calm during a noisy MRI scan. It also permits the technologists to obtain images without motion that lead to more accurate imaging results, without the use of sedation or anesthesia.

    Windsor Regional Hospital will introduce the new CinemaVision googles.

    Date:    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 
    Time:   11:00 am
    Location:     Cancer Centre Ground Floor
    Windsor Regional Hospital- Met Campus, 1995 Lens Avenue

    The MRI goggles produce a video image similar to what a person would experience from a five-foot display set while standing ten feet away. The image will appear as it is being projected from a distance to prevent any feelings of claustrophobia. Children will have the option to view a pre-selected video or bring a favorite DVD from home to watch. The MRI technologist can communicate via a microphone with the child and also project a video image of him in the goggles so the child can see who is talking.

    “The goggles assist the young patient who may be anxious about an MRI exam to be distracted and relaxed and as important, with use of the goggles, the patient requires less sedation.” stated Dr. Dan Gill, Lead MRI Physician.

    According to a study in Applied Radiology, the use of these goggles will reduce the need to sedate children younger than seven years old during MRI exams by 35 percent. The CinemaVision MRI video goggles will also be made available to adults who may suffer from claustrophobia during MRI examinations.

    Donors who provided funds to purchase the CinemaVison MRI goggles include Dr. Len Cortese’s Tragically O’Hip Concert and Chris Renaud’s Passion for Paeds Concert.


    For more information, contact:

    Ron Foster, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communication
    519-995-2482 (cell) / 

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