Sedation is no longer necessary for infant and child MRI scans. The Med-Vac™ vacuum immobilization bag safely & securely fastens around the patient to restrict movement, therefore reducing repeat scans.
How Does it Work?
Med-Vac’s air-right, chambered bag comes filled with tiny, evenly spaced beads. Simply wrap the bag around the infant, secure the straps, hook the bag to a pump to evacuate the air. The bag will become rigid around the infant without squeezing or applying pressure. When finished, simply release the valve to allow the bag to re-fill with air, then undo the straps.
The unique patented multi-chambered system that makes up the interior of the MedVac vacuum splints makes them ideally suited for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Thin, flexible, easy-to-use, and very stable the patient is comfortably stabilized during the scan resulting in optimal first time images.
It is crucial that for a quality examination, the patient must be in the absolute idle position of the joint to be scanned. Until now, this total motionlessness was very difficult for the patient to accept and maintain. The result has been the need to repeat the scanning procedures leading to an increase in the time needed for the examination.