A beautiful field of flowers, a trip to the beach or a visit to the zoo. Children can experience all of these at the Clinical Center Dortmund in a 270- degree projection on the wall. The Center created a space that is designed to help its little patients overcome their fear of MRI scans.
In 2015, the pediatric MRI unit was distinguished with the Fundraising Award 2015 as well as the German Hospital Award. More patient-oriented projects are in the works. Director Prof. Stefan Rohde explains how all of this works.
Prof. Rohde, how does the pediatric MRI system differ from a conventional unit?
Prof. Stefan Rohde: Technically, this magnetic resonance unit does not differ considerably from the standard machine. What makes the pediatric MRI at the Clinical Center Dortmund so unique is the interior design. The magnetic resonance unit is located in a room that we can transform into a dream world with the help of several ceiling mounted beamers. On the whole, we have six different video projections available; a space or beach setting, a zoo with animals or a flower field that we implemented together with director Adolf Winkelmann from Dortmund. The MRI device itself is also illuminated. This interior design is currently the only one of its kind in the world. ...
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