As with most new MRI scanners, a priority was patient comfort to alleviate claustrophobia. One of the lead doctors, Dr. Sanjay Saluja, notes that while an open bore MRI does alleviate this anxiety, it usually leads to a compromise with scan quality. This was not an acceptable outcome for the team at Berkeley Medical Center. Therefore to keep a high standard of scan quality and patient comfort, the team invested $1.8 million into the MRI Suite.
Despite the hefty investment, the Berkeley Medical Center and their patients seem to happy with the results, some say it's like walking into the future. Fortunately, there are many other options to improve patient comfort without breaking the bank.
At Sound Imaging, we are happy to see how patient comfort is improving in the world of imaging. While there is no cost too high for patient care, we also believe that healthcare can easily be affordable and high quality. We meet this ideal with our line of MRI Accessories, like the MRI Visors and MRI Stereo. Easily improve the patient experience with these cost effective and easy to use options if you do not have a million dollars lying around.
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