Movie-Playing goggles help children endure MRI sessions.
NEW HAVEN — After Rachel Brinkman was diagnosed in November with Ewing sarcoma cancer, the 12-year-old Trumbull resident has had to endure several MRI sessions, some that have lasted for hours.
“I get a little nervous, not knowing when the loud noises are coming,” she said.
But when she came in for her last session at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital, she watched “Bee Movie,” and that made things go by a lot faster.
She was able to watch it with special goggles, in which the movie takes up the entire field of vision, and it took her mind off being inside the chamber. She could still hear the noises — caused by electricity passing through the magnetic resonance imaging machine’s metal coils — but they didn’t bother her as much.
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