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TECHNIQUE TO REALIZE VIRTUAL TRANSPARENT MAGNET

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240647D
Publication Date: 2015-Feb-16
Document File: 4 page(s) / 6M

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Abstract

The present invention provides a technique for providing virtual transparent magnet bore. The virtual magnet bore reduces nervousness of patients lying inside narrow magnet bore while undergoing MRI scan. The technique includes a set of cameras and a flex display panel for creating virtual magnet bore. The cameras capture magnet surrounding scene and display it in the magnet bore. As a result, the patient views real time scenes out of the magnet by the flex display panel while lying down in the magnet bore.

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TECHNIQUE TO REALIZE VIRTUAL TRANSPARENT MAGNET

BACKGROUND

The present invention relates generally to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system and more particularly to a technique for realizing virtual transparent magnet while lying inside magnet bore during MRI scan.

Generally, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system includes a magnet bore. The normal bore size is typically 60cm. A patient enters into the magnet bore during scanning. However, space inside the magnet bore is very narrow. Also in certain instances, scan time is long. As a result, there is likelihood that the patient feels nervous in the magnet bore and does not have a sound scan experience.

In a conventional technique, a virtual experience is provided to a user. For example, the conventional technique includes virtual windscreen that provides virtual car experience for a driver. The technique includes small video cameras installed inside the car. The technique provides drivers a complete view of environment around the car. As a result, drivers implement optimal decisions in the most demanding and congested driving environments.

However, there is no technique known in state of the art that includes generation of virtual environment in medical application.

It would be desirable to have a technique that provides virtual transparent magnet bore for patients undergoing MRI scan and improves scan experience for the patients.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

Figure 1 depicts placement of three cameras and flex display panel installed on the MRI system.

Figure 2 depicts basic OLED structure.

Figure 3 depicts signals displayed on the flex display panel from the three cameras installed on outside surface of magnet cover in the MRI system.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The present invention provides a technique for providing virtual transparent magnet bore. The virtual magnet bore reduces nervousness of patients lying inside narrow magnet bore while undergoing MRI scan.

The technique includes a set of cameras and a flex display panel for creating virtual magnet bore. The cameras capture magnet surrounding scene and display it in the magnet bore. Three cameras are integrated on outside surface of magnet cover. The cameras installed on outside surface capture real video of the magnet room along three directions. Figure 1 depicts placement of three cameras and flex display panel installed on the MRI system.

Figure 1

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