WHAT: Sharp and Children’s MRI Center is showcasing its recently opened MRI Facility inside the Acute Care Pavilion at Rady Children’s. The state-of-the-art GE Discovery MR450 features the CinemaVision system that allows children to watch a movie or listen to music while being scanned. Getting an MRI can be a stressful experience that often requires young patients to be sedated. Studies have shown that entertainment during an MRI exam can soothe anxiety and minimize claustrophobia, leading to faster and better exams. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in San Diego with this innovative technology. To make the process even more kid-friendly, the entire MRI suite – including the MRI itself – is decorated in a cartoon sea creature theme.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Rady Children’s Hospital, Acute Care Pavilion, 3010 Children’s Way, San Diego 92123
WHO: Radiologists who operate the MRI
A child who has used CinemaVision during an MRI scan will be available to talk about his experience.
VISUALS: Demonstration of the MRI including the CinemaVision system
Cartoon sea-creature themed lobby and MRI