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Company Creates An MRI Machine That Helps Kids Be Brave During Their Scans

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Have you ever had to get an MRI scan at any point in your life? Take it from someone who's had several throughout his life; it can be pretty harrowing.

MRIs, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is the process of using magnetic fields to take pictures of the inside of your anatomy, and it's a fairly common medical procedure in this day and age. Of course, it's a medical procedure that entails you lying in an incredibly loud, claustrophobic tube for upwards of half an hour (or longer) without being able to move. Did we mention that part?

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Suffice it to say, if you're in any way claustrophobic or uneasy about not being able to move for over half an hour, the process of getting one of these done can feel like an absolute nightmare. While hospitals try to make the experience better by letting people listen to music during it, plenty of people, especially kids, would probably rather gnaw their own legs off than endure this.

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Well apparently GE Healthcare feels the same way, because the company have developed a new type of MRI system designed to take kids on an adventure...

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