Themed imaging suites

November 15, 2010

Any radiographer can tell how challenging is to image children. X-ray, CT or MR imaging scans require patient’s cooperation in order to get good images.This is not always easy. Children are specially difficult, mainly because they are scared of the whole procedure. Therefore different pediatric hospitals in the UK have started a new concept: the themed imaging suites.
According to Dana Etzel-Hardman, an advanced practice nurse in Children’s Hospital’s radiology department, a thematic room adds to the distraction techniques employed to try to increase productivity of the CT scanner and decrease the number of sedations required for the patients having CT exams. The number of children requiring sedation for a CT scan has declined and the waiting lists too.
Imaging vendors are now working together with children’s hospitals to create themed imaging suites. For more information, check the article aunt minnie


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