Open MRI of Pueblo Tests Aromatherapy on Claustrophobic MRI Patients

Open MRI of Pueblo is testing aromatherapy induced gowns to create a calming environment while using their newest open MRI machine, the OASIS, making feel better patient experiences.

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Open MRI of Pueblo

Open MRI of Pueblo

Taber stated that the tests worked very well and felt that it did help her get through the exams. Sure enough she finished the last two exams on her own.

Pueblo, CO (PRWEB) September 17, 2012

For patients to where Open MRI of Pueblo has begun using aromatherapy induced gowns to create a calming environment while using their newest open MRI machine, the OASIS, making for a better patient experience. Open MRI of Pueblo is doing this to help relax the patients and give them improved overall comfort. MRIs can make some feel claustrophobic but using an open MRI like the OASIS and wearing aromatherapy induced gowns can give patients the feeling and smell of a calming environment, calming fears of claustrophobia and relieving anxiety.

Marcia Taber, patient since 2006, has always been severely claustrophobic. Always needing oral medication and comfort; Heather Collins and MR tech, have both gone into the room with Taber to hold her hand and ease the stress. For her last two exams, Taber was the tester for their new approach with aromatherapy. Open MRI of Pueblo staff members dab some all natural organic scented oils onto a cotton ball and place it inside cheesecloth to be placed on the patient’s chest, so they can breathe in the relaxing aroma throughout the exam.

Taber stated that the tests worked very well and felt that it did help her get through the exams. Sure enough she finished the last two exams on her own. Taber picked lavender and vanilla scents, but Open MRI of Pueblo also offers lemongrass and sandalwood, or tangerine and peppermint.
Open MRI of Pueblo is dedicated to ensuring the patients the ultimate comfort level while using their newest machine, the Hitachi OASIS Bore-Less High-Field MR imaging system. The OASIS recently received a KLAS Award at RSNA (Radiology Society of North America)2011. It is recognized as one of the leaders in the Open MRI category.

About Open MRI of Pueblo

Open MRI of Pueblo is a locally owned and operated independent diagnostic imaging center that is committed to serving the residents of Pueblo and the surrounding areas with the most advanced clinical procedures, while preserving the highest standard of care. By focusing on three core competencies; service, technology and care, Open MRI of Pueblo has established a reputation for their exceptional attention to the patient experience. The commitment that the facility has to the community is evident by the over 25,000 patients Open MRI of Pueblo has treated. Dr. William M. Needell, Open MRI of Pueblo’s onsite radiologist, has been with the center since it opened in 2004 and has had over 21 years of experience in the radiology field. The blend of Dr. Needell’s exceptional skills and knowledge and the Open MRI of Pueblo’s dedicated staff, makes for an unparalleled health care experience.


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