on March 16, 2016
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology in Western Yavapai County will take a major leap forward when Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) introduces its new broadband digital system in February.
The MRI’s digital technology – located in a newly constructed MRI suite at YRMC West – will deliver:
The MRI suite includes soothing lights, image projection, calming sounds and an elevated ceiling. Combined, these features create a serene imaging experience for patients. YRMC’s MRI also has a “wide bore,” or opening, which helps people feel less confined.
“From the selection of the MRI technology and the development of our new MRI suite, we’ve focused on enhancing the patient’s experience every step of the way,” said Mary Sterling, Director, Imaging Services at YRMC.
The Ambient Experience gives patients the opportunity to actively participate in the imaging process. They can personalize their experience by selecting from a variety of themes using a touchscreen tablet. This immediately transforms the MRI suite with soothing lights, captivating visuals – dolphins, beaches, mountains and more – and calming music.
The patient waiting area of YRMC’s new MRI suite also embraces this soothing environment this calming by featuring a window that overlooks a healing garden.
For people who feel even the slightest anxiety about an MRI exam, YRMC West should be the place to go,” said Sterling. “The Ambient Experience, combined with our outstanding Imaging Services team, the shorter scan times and superior image quality will benefit all patients.”
To learn more about YRMC’s digital MRI and the Ambient Experience, go to www.yrmc.org/physiciancare-ponderosa/yrmc-news/2016/01/28/yrmc-introduces-new-mri-digital-technology.