November 5, 2019
Peterborough and Stamford MRI department take delivery of baby wrap and feed
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust has taken delivery of a new baby wrap and feed from Wolverson X-Ray. This device is one of many products designed by Pearl Technology for MRI and other busy imaging departments to improve image quality and patient comfort while saving costs.
MRI scans for newborn babies pose special challenges due to the difficulty of achieving safe and stable positioning. To meet the high demands of this procedure, the BabyFix Cocoon was developed in close collaboration with experts from the fields of neonatology, anaesthesia and paediatric radiology. The BabyFix Cocoon features a slim design and a separate head and body fixation, which enables the mother to continue breastfeeding, thus facilitating close contact between her and the child during preparation for the scan.
Rob Miles, Operational Radiographer, comments: "The BabyFix Cocoon has proved invaluable in imaging the youngest of our patients. Combined with low-noise scanning sequences this product has increased our imaging success rates, and provides a safe and secure environment that is acceptable to both baby and parent. The BabyFix Cocoon is helping us to reduce the need for general anaesthesia; reducing the risks and stresses to babies and families."