2023: An MRI Space Odyssey

A 3T MRI scanner in an imaging exam room is decorated with a space-themed design on the scanner and decals around the room.

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis completed a 3T MRI scanner renovation to incorporate a “Space Invasion” theme in efforts to bolster pediatric studies. The space design mirrors the theme of the mock scanner, where children first become acquainted with the imaging process, providing consistency and comfort for children receiving scans.

These efforts will support a multitude of pediatric imaging projects, including the 25-site HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study.