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One in seven people has cancelled hospital appointments because they were scared to go, according to new research. The trend emerged from a survey asking 2,000 people about their attitudes to their health, hospitals and medical appointments.
Worried about having an MRI scan?
The new MRI Scan Experience app, created by Siemens UK, has been launched to help reduce the fear of having an MRI scan. The interactive free app for adults and children aims to ease fears following referral for an MRI scan and is now available to download from iTunes and Google Play.
To help children understand the process of visiting a hospital's Radiology department for a scan, a web feature has been created by the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust in partnership with Siemens.
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Download the app now to experience the 360° virtual MRI scan:
This app for adults and children helps to ease fears following referral for an MRI scan. Experience a 360” virtual MRI scan (with realistic sounds); scan items; find out more about the steps from referral to results; and have all your questions answered about the technology and process.
This app is a great way to help you or your child find out in advance what it’s like to have an MRI scan.
Turn on your sound; lie down and lean back; and move your tablet around to see what it’s really like to have an MRI scan.
The app is available for Apple iPad and iPad mini, and Android tablets and phones.
The web feature has been created in partnership with Siemens and is aimed at children to help them understand the process of visiting a hospital‘s Radiology department for a scan.
The web feature is designed to allay fears when visiting a hospital and guides the child through the department, showing the rooms, explaining the process and highlighting hotspot areas.
It also includes a virtual Radiographer who guides you through your journey.