We are proud to announce that the Children’s Medical Fund Center for Pediatric Diagnostic Studies is now open and treating patients!
An MRI can be a very scary experience for a child, especially when using a very intimidating machine made for adults. However, it doesn’t need to be that way. That’s why we created a special center designed exclusively for children. We have already committed $7.5 million to our $10 million goal to outfit the Children’s Medical Fund Center for Pediatric Diagnostic Studies at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
Using a space exploration motif on the walls and ceilings, the interior design helps alleviate a child’s fear by adding an element of fun and imagination and reduces the need for sedation during the procedure.
Our center will treat more than 4,500 children annually , and your contribution towards this project will most certainly make a difference in reducing anxiety for young patients and their families. Patients no longer need to use the adult MRI services at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
We make children feel as comfortable as possible by providing toys before the procedure and resources for parents, such as a welcoming waiting room.
Children are able to pick the color of the room and choose which videos to be projected onto the walls while the MRI is taking place. We have special MRI goggles that will allow children to watch movies during the examination. We believe the positive distractions are helpful to pediatric specialists so they can quickly gain access to images of the brain, the heart, the skeletal system and virtually all other vital organs.
The new MRI facility is equipped with two state-of-the-art MRI machines and a room for minor procedures. Located on the fourth floor of the hospital’s new 120,000 square-foot pavilion, the MRI center is the only program on this floor with dedicated elevator access from the lobby entrance of the new pavilion.
These machines help support vital pediatric programs in neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, cardiology and orthopedics. The MRI center is staffed by a dedicated pediatric team comprised of nurses, technicians, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric radiologists and child life specialists.
The MRI technology is useful in diagnosing and monitoring the status of cancers and other hematological conditions while treatment is ongoing to determine if the treatment is working or how the condition is progressing otherwise.
Make a difference in the lives of thousands of children by supporting this vital project.
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