Navigation Links
Imagilys Releases Patiencys, a 3D-animation Movie to Improve Magnetic Resonance Imaging Quality and Safety
Date:7/22/2008

MRI Safety Week, which commemorates a tragic accident in which a child was killed by a projectile in the MRI scanner in 2001, is the occasion for Imagilys to announce the official release of Patiencys, a 3D animation movie that explains the basic safety rules and, more generally, what to expect from an MRI examination.

Brussels, Belgium (PRWEB) July 22, 2008 -- Magnetic resonance imaging is one of the most powerful and safest of all medical imaging modalities, but its narrow tunnel and heavy noise can frighten some patients and its powerful magnetic field has the potential to transform any metallic object into a dangerous projectile. The magnetic field strength in the MRI tunnel is about 100,000 times higher than the terrestrial magnetic field. Considering that the latter is sufficient to let a compass needle move, one can imagine the strength the MRI scanner can exert on ferromagnetic objects (see simulated accident).

The provision of good information to both patient and staff is essential for the quality and safety of MRI examinations. Unfortunately, transmitting this complex information can take time and isn't always compatible with the heavy clinical load. Accidents, often the result of insufficient information, can cause serious or even life threatening injuries. Moreover, in some innovative clinical procedures, informed consent is required from the patient, which in turn requires a clear understanding by the patient of the entire procedure that they will be undertaking.

Aware of this situation, Imagilys, a Belgian company specializing in neuroimaging, along with Dominique Fremond, a French computer graphist, have created a 3D animation movie that explains the basic MRI safety rules and, more generally, what to expect from an MRI examination. Using the most recent animation movie technologies, a virtual MRI unit has been created in which the patient is followed from arrival to departure. All the necessary information is transmitted visually, in an eye-catching and easy way.

MRI Safety Week, which commemorates a tragic accident in which a child was killed by a projectile in the MRI scanner in 2001, is the occasion for Imagilys to announce the official release of Patiencys. Its purpose is to offer patients an informative and entertaining waiting time, and thereby decrease the risk of such an accident occurring in the future.

The full movie can be seen on Patiencys's website. It can be displayed alternately with short entertaining movies, and even be customized according to each MRI department's wishes.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/MRI/safety/prweb1128284.htm


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Cleveland Clinic Press Releases Journal-Writing Book Write for Life: Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit Through Journal Writing by Sheppard B. Kominars, Ph.D.
2. Leading Child Abuse Center Releases Back to School Tips to Protect Children From Internet Predators
3. JHA Releases 2007 U.S. Group Disability Mid-Year Market Survey Results
4. Verdict One Releases Directory of Board Certified Attorneys for Consumers
5. Academy releases emergency preparedness tools to enable millions more people to shelter in place
6. Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. releases summary results of phase 1 metastatic melanoma study
7. MITEM Releases Blue Iris eLaborate 8.6
8. Produce for Better Health Foundation Releases Statement on Study Saying Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Not Strongly Associated With Colon Cancer Risk
9. Patient Safety Authority Releases Advisory Focusing on Common Causes of Medication Errors
10. URAC Releases Issue Briefs Examining Stakeholders Views of Care Coordination Along the Healthcare Continuum
11. Cardiac Science Releases New Cardiac Rehabilitation System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Imagilys Releases Patiencys, a 3D-animation Movie to Improve Magnetic Resonance Imaging Quality and Safety
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes ... important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 ... Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures ... Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on E ... goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not ... as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was ... his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” ... He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June ... -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to ... devices developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... done in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ... , can get any needed testing done in the comfort of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... drugs, announced today that it was added to the ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes ... important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  MedSource announced today that it has ... solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s ... their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data ... nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice in ... "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC platform ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: