Focus: Facility Design

Hospital designs suite to calm patients undergoing MRI

June 6, 2019

The new wide-bore MRI at the OSF Centers for Health in Peoria, Ill., features a 27.5 inch tube, four inches larger than a traditional MRI machine, according to an article on the Journal Star website.

Plus, the Caring Suite around the machine is designed to soothe people suffering from anxiety and claustrophobia. 

The Caring Suite is outfitted with adjustable colored lights. Patients also get to choose the color and what music plays throughout the test. 

Surfaces in the suite were designed to look less clinical — wood grain warms up the floor and cabinets, and even the side of the MRI machine. Plus, there's a summery scene on the ceiling, a leaf-filled tree against a deep blue sky.

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