LAGUNA BEACH, California., July 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – “MRIs are scary for everyone. Even when my patients overcome fear, they have no way to practice stillness, so radiation scans or treatments can be as short and accurate as possible.” dit Matthew David Hall, MD, senior pediatric radiation oncologist at Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida.
This challenge inspired a unique collaboration between the Miami Cancer Institute clinical team and the Miami Cancer Institute creative team Reimagine yourself well.
Leonard Sender, MD, co-founder of Reimagine Well adds, “Virtual reality headsets are often used in hospitals only for distraction or entertainment purposes. With this application, the patient first adapts to the sights and sounds of the MRI. Then the patient is put to “Sleep and the game begins. Keeping it still allows patients to achieve the goal of achieving three different worlds, from black and white to vivid colors, giving immediate feedback along the way.”
VR headsets accurately detect movement, so that as the patient maintains their sights in the center of the circle, their score increases and MRI sounds become natural ambient sounds. All three levels of the game are programmed to last the treatment the patient will receive.
“We believe that physicians will be able to correlate game scores with image accuracy and the duration of the patient’s MRI sessions. Our hope is that it will become an important predictive tool, reducing the length of procedures and obtaining more use of their MRI suites ” said Dr. Sender.
“Experiential Education“allows patients to undergo treatments and procedures virtually, at their own level of comfort, in a gamified environment similar to the room where they will be treated, reducing anxiety. In addition to a better overall patient experience, our programs of experiential education reduce the need to reschedule appointments and increase facility performance. “ dit Roger Holzberg, co-founder of Reimagine Well.
Reimagine Well has also developed programs to reduce anxiety for EEG exams, radiation treatments, and as a personalized and personalized distraction therapy.
The sender adds, “We are very excited about using Experiential Education, allowing for interactive medical learning that seems to play! ”
About Reimagine yourself well
Reimagine Well provides a proprietary platform and programs and has compiled a comprehensive library of patient-specific immersive healing experiences and disease-specific “Learning Guides,” hosted by physicians and medical experts. Leonard Sender, MD is director of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Medicine. His main research and clinical interests are immuno-oncology. Roger Holzberg is the founder of My Bridge 4 Life, a former Disney Imagineer award winner, the first (consultant) creative director of the National Cancer Institute and a 15-year-old cancer survivor.
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