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First Achieva 3.0T with Ambient Experience at Yeditepe

Clinical News
Kovanlikaya, Ilhami Istanbul, Yeditepe University Hospital Turkey

Yeditepe University Hospital officials determined to make MR scans as patient-friendly as possible, a key component of which was Ambient Experience. Ambient Experience features soothing, thematic audio-visual surroundings in the examination room. It empowers patients to modify their scanning environment - thereby giving them a feeling of control over the diagnostic procedure. Yeditepe's Achieva 3.0T is the world's first with Ambient Experience.


"Our hospital's board of trustees' chairman, Mr. Bedrettin Dalan, believes it is crucial to provide a very supportive and friendly hospital environment for patients and their families," says Prof. Ilhami Kovanlikaya. "Patients often enter hospitals under a certain amount of stress, so we wanted to strengthen the patient's ties to life while in the hospital. Ambient Experience definitely fulfills that requirement."


From Prof. Kovanlikaya's point-of-view, the idyllic scenery and lighting and the calming sound effects that Ambient Experience provide not only make the patient's experience less intimidating, but it avoids putting patients under stress that could result in a substandard scan.


"When patients are relaxed, everything just goes easier," he says. "Plus, Ambient Experience gives the patient the ability to choose their favorite theme. At Yeditepe, the Sunrise theme is most popular - you get the visual of a rising sun and audio effects, such as birds chirping."



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