Virtual reality app could diminish MRI-induced claustrophobia
from University of Michigan
For many patients, the idea of undergoing an MRI and spending an extended period in an enclosed, narrow space is the stuff of nightmares. The noninvasive procedure is, however, an extremely useful tool to detect, diagnose and monitor many diseases. Yet patient anxiety is a real hurdle. Some patients require sedation to remain still during the scanning — nervous fidgeting often blurs the images.
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