The original plan was to install the goggles in the children’s imaging area, however the goggles can also reduce anxiety in adults so they were installed at an MRI machine accessible to both adults and children. There has already been a 20 percent decrease in adult anesthesia cases and a 61 percent decrease in pediatric anesthesia cases. Reduced sedation and anxiety is safer and allows for more scans to be completed because fewer retests or cancelled appointments occur. Reduced sedation rates also result in lower costs to patients, less recovery time and when a child doesn’t need sedation, both parents and children can return to their daily activities immediately.
“During the few months we’ve been using the goggles, we’ve had very positive feedback from patients and employees,” said, Christy Orosco, imaging manager, Renown Health. “We are pleased to be able to offer this technology to our community and provide a more comfortable and safer experience to our patients.”
CinemaVision goggles are just one of the imaging technologies Renown offers patients to ensure they have the most comfortable experience possible. Other services include open MRI, SonoCiné automated whole breast ultrasound and northern Nevada’s only pediatric radiologist and Children’s Imaging Center.
To schedule an X-Ray or imaging procedure, please visit renown.org/imaging or call 775-982-8100.