Optima MR450w 1.5 MRI

Optima MR450w 1.5 MRI

The Optima MR450w 1.5 MRI advanced imaging system from GE Healthcare maximizes comfort for the patients while delivering uncompromised image quality.  Features include a 70-centimenter-wide-bore and a 50-centimeter field of view to make scans accessible to more patients who need them; strong whole-body gradients that yield scans that are fast, accurate and highly reproducible; and advanced functionality to help physicians make definitive diagnoses.  Plus, more exams can be performed with the patient’s head outside the magnet, and exam times are reduced due to the increased speed.  This new MRI technology is paired with the Wesley Family of Campuses SOMATOM definition Flash 128-slice CT scanner – one of the only scanners of its kind in Kansas – to provide a wide range of cutting-edge imaging options.

Cinemavision Goggles

Wesley provides special video goggles for pediatric patients while their MRI is being conducted. The goggles allow patients to relax by blocking out the sights and sounds of the machine while watching DVD movies, cable TV, iPad videos or listening to music. The system helps eliminate claustrophobia and scan loss in an MRI, as well as reduces the need to sedate children for the procedure.

MRI technologists can communicate via a microphone with the child and can also project a video image of themselves in the goggles so that the child can see who is talking, helping to reduce anxiety.