MRI video goggles were designed to assist Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) patients from experiencing the effects of claustrophobia by providing 3d video and audio. The goggles immerse the patient DVD video and audio assisting them in avoiding the uncomfortable feeling and mental anxiety of being in a very small contained area for a period of time. It is expected that the experience will also assist the patient in relaxing during the exam, assisting the technician in getting a better scan result.
The goggles produce a video image that is similar to what a person would experience from a five foot display screen set about ten feet away from the viewer. The goggles also provide a noise cancelling headset, and stereophonic sound. The patient can use one of a selection of on site DVD relaxation titles, or their favorite DVD video title. The goggles are lightweight, and could be worn by a child or an adult for an extended period of time. The image resolution is 180,000 pixels.
The goggles are put in use to reduce patient cancellations, and minimize sedations due to claustrophobic effects.