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Feb. 27, 2013
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Technology allows patients to enjoy music, television, movies during diagnostic scan
DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger Health System recently installed Cinemavision – an audio-video entertainment system for patients to enjoy during diagnostic scans – in MRI imaging units at Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre and Geisinger-Gray’s Woods in State College.
Cinemavision, a product of Lexington, N.C.-based Salvadorini Consulting LLC, allows patients undergoing a MRI scan to view DVD videos and live broadcast television or listen to music during the scan. On average, depending on the complexity of the scan, MRI exams take between 45 minutes and three hours. The technology has been proven to soothe anxious patients and minimize interruptions caused by claustrophobic patients, ultimately resulting in faster, more accurate exams with fewer re-scans.
“At first glance, installing Cinemavision in our MRI units is exciting for patients because there is no longer reason for fear when preparing for an MRI exam, but rather a sense of ease knowing that a favorite CD, movie or television program can be played during the exam,” said Scott Sauerwine, director of radiology, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. “From a clinician’s standpoint, Cinemavision helps us to obtain faster, more accurate diagnoses because exams will be less frequently interrupted by nervousness or claustrophobia.”
Geisinger Health System
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development of innovative care models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As the nation’s largest rural health services organization, Geisinger serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The physician-led system is comprised of more than 17,000 employees, including a 900-member multi-specialty group practice, six hospital campuses, two research centers and a 310,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $5.5 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. The health system and the health plan have repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit Geisinger. Follow the latest Geisinger news and more at Twitter and Facebook.
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