Children’s Miracle Network Dollars at Work at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital!
Funds raised during the 2010 I Care for Kids Radiothon provided a state-of-the-art upgrade for the pediatric MRI equipment used at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, including MRI movie goggles. These amazing goggles make the MRI experience less intimidating and more enjoyable for our pediatric patients while staff works to care for them.
Children’s Miracle Network is pleased to share this note that we received from Dr. Michael Moore regarding these special goggles for kids.
On behalf of the Division of Pediatric Radiology, we are very pleased to announce the installation of a set of MRI Video Goggles!
The MRI Video Goggles were purchased on our patient’s behalf by Children’s Miracle Network—we are extremely grateful. MRI allows us to obtain top quality imaging which greatly enhances the care of our patients.
This valuable tool is widely employed in pediatric oncology, neurology, cardiac, neurosurgical and orthopedic care. While MRI is extremely important in caring for our patients, there are some challenges to patient comfort while obtaining this vital information. The imaging can take sixty minutes or more to complete. This means asking children to remain still throughout the test which is often difficult and uncomfortable given the surroundings.
Fortunately, the MRI Video Goggles can help alleviate patient discomfort. Utilizing movie goggles in the MRI will allow our pediatric patients to watch movies. This valuable distraction helps improve patient comfort. We are very happy to announce that we will be able to offer this service to many of our pediatric patients undergoing MRI.
Michael M. Moore, M.D.
Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital
Division of Pediatric Radiology