Virtual reality shows children what to expect before MRI

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For many children, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan can be extremely scary, with general anesthetic often the only way to help them get through the experience. Now, two of London’s King’s College Hospital’s staff members have created the My MRI at King’s virtual reality (VR) app to help children and their parents prepare for the examination. Currently available from the Google store for Android, and soon to be available from the Apple store for iOS, the My MRI at King’s app not only tries to help children acclimatize to the loud tapping noises that are part of the scan,…

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