If a patient has been referred for an open MRI it was because they
failed to do it in the conventional MRI & if they fail to do this again because of claustrophobia it will further delay their treatment.
As an MRI radiographer with special interest to anxious/claustrophobic and plus size patients. I seek for a way and a solution to help my patients by conquering it one Lego brick at a time.
Lego open MRI
a toy that aims to give hope to help everyone i.e kids, who are curious
& anxious. It was designed based on every patients’ suggestions
& with patients in mind, to be shown at the earliest possible stage
what will happen during MRI to eliminate misconceptions or worries like
how far their head will go through, timings etc.
Lego open MRI
get to do not only the fun
stuff with me but also the part whilst explaining to the patient how the
MRI procedure will be carried out, this will be amusing and interesting
for everyone. A perfect way to reducing anxiety & excite their
hydrogen atoms before the actual scan.
What separates this open MRI versus the conventional one is its wide unobstructed view, a perfect replica while explaining it to scanxious patients.
It has sliding table features that do not
only show where your head and body will be but it shows as well what
coil will be placed to you and how you will be positioned with it. MRI
is not only about the machine itself but the coil is the piece that
makes the pictures & are designed for each body part.
It can be transformed
into another scanner replica
with the same bricks. You can create an Upright MRI, CT scan and DEXA scan too! I hope to bring closer these unsung medical imaging scanners to the world, reintroduce them to anxious patients like kids, make it fun and interactive. To exhibit its medical benefits and create consciousness about radiology.
***NEW*** Patients always wonder why can't they bring in their metallic pieces such as coins and keys, well here's a perfect way to show it without even going inside to an actual MRI scanning room! The open MRI has a surprise filling inside! Can you guess? The clue is on the name!
I hope the world will help me to help all those who have scan related anxiety issues and the plus-size to do their MRI.