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Chris Chorlton is a Toronto-based writer for the Globe and Mail who, like many before him, had an unsettling experience with an MRI Suite. Also like many men, he had concerns with his prostate. To better understand the state of his prostate, he was referred to the Princess Margaret hospital in Toronto to get an MRI scan. He was given the usual literature beforehand, and due to his metal implants in his knee, was scheduled for a lower-strength machine. This put him at ease. 

However, he experienced the same tell-tale story of a jarring MRI experience. In his words, he says, “it was like I was inside a stationary bucking bronco.” It is unfortunate, but this is a fairly common MRI Suite experience. MRIs are crucial to the medical field in terms of cost and effectiveness, but there is still much to be learned in terms of patient comfort. 

Fortunately, there are innovations in the realm of patient comfort. One such example is the SAMM M.D., or the Safety and Movement Monitoring System. It is a non-ferromagnetic camera system that can help put patients at ease. This program allows technicians to monitor each MRI patient, with the added feature of motion detection. Every patient video can be saved and organized by name and medical record number after their scan. 

SAMM M.D. has upgrades of HD cameras with additional viewpoints for technicians. It can help the technicians get a clearer scan, and allow patients to know they are properly cared for while in the MRI Suite. 

SAMM M.D. is one of many innovations out there working to make the MRI Suite experience better. Sound Imaging has several other accessories, you can explore at this link. If you would like to learn more about SAMM M.D., please click here. If you would like to hear about Mr. Chorlton’s story in his own words, look to this article. Picture for this article is linked here. This is an adapted article.  

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