7 Jul 2020

Wellington researchers looking into making MRI more comfortable

From Morning Report, 8:38 am on 7 July 2020

Head scans in Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI machines should become more comfortable thanks to work being done by Wellington researchers.

MRI technology requires patients to lie still for an extended period of time in a fully enclosed tube to get a scan and for some, this causes claustrophobia and anxiety.

But Dr Edgar Rodríguez - from Victoria University of Wellington - has been working on how to make the experience better for patients.