5 Considerations for Choosing the Right MRI Sound System

by | Jan 14, 2021 | MRI

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An MRI scan can be a daunting experience for any patient. As such, it is important to invest in a good sound system to help them feel more at ease as they spend their time in the tube. While a sound system might not be one of the first things you think about when you think of MRI parts, it is more important than you think.

That being said, it is also important to choose the right system. To help you with that, we have created this guide to helping you choose the best sound system for your needs. With no further ado, here it is:


1. Ease of use

This has the potential to benefit both your customers and your employees. The easier your system is to use, the more likely your employees will be inclined to use it. After all, any machine should be easily operable if it is to benefit everyone involved. This is essential to keeping employee workflow efficient. 


2. The selection of music

Not everyone has the same taste in music. Some people prefer easy tunes to keep themselves calm during the scan, others prefer instrumentals or classical music to keep their mind clear. There are also plenty of systems that use AM or FM radio if they prefer something more modern.


3. Internet or Bluetooth connectivity

Modern systems have some form of internet connectivity, which can connect listeners to internet radio. This can provide them with the sounds they need to go through the process with a good mood. 

Bluetooth is also growing in popularity, especially because it allows a patient to connect their phone to the system. This can give the person in the MRI unprecedented control over their own entertainment. They can listen to whatever type of music they like. It is also fully possible for them to listen to a podcast, which can make the average 45 minutes to an hour spent in the MRI feel like a breeze. 


4. Noise reduction

With all the moving parts of an MRI, it is bound to make some noise. That means your sound system should be able to compete with all these whirring, booming, and buzzing noises that might erupt from the machine. It should have, at the very least, a noise reduction rating of -29 decibels.


5. Headsets

When it comes to MRI scans, you are only allowed to use the smaller earbuds rather than over-ear headphones. These should also come with the optimal noise reduction level of -29 decibels. These should also be comfortable for your patients and easy to clean and replace. After all, sticking these in different ears might be unhealthy. 


Final thoughts

Patient comfort should never be the last consideration on the list. While, yes, your patients might be suffering from worse conditions, the hour spent in an MRI can be stressful and worrying for any patient. While a good sound system might seem like such a small thing, it can make all the difference for a person going through a rough time in their health. 

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