Virtual Reality in MRI


Improving the experience of MR Imaging subjects


Briefly the innovation is a patient-controlled VR system to allow the scanning subject to control by eye movements a virtual environment.  There are items displayed in the virtual world which correspond to the sounds made by an MRI scanner during its operation and the feeling of the patient table going into the bore of the MR scanner.


The King's lead researcher, Prof Joseph Hajnal, works extensively on paediatric imaging but the system would also be useful in support of MRI scanning of claustrophobic or confused subjects.


Patent Information:
Medical devices
For Information, Contact:
Pushkar Wadke
King's College London
Joseph Hajnal
Kun Qian
Tomoki Arichi