Hospital seek innovative ways to ease patient "scanxiety"

An increasing number of hospitals try to reduce the extreme fear that patients often have from the thought of being enclosed inside scanning equipment, a condition that healthcare professionals refer to as "scanxiety." SFGate reports that in addition to prescribing anti-anxiety medication or sedating the patient, hospitals now build patient-calming features into scanning suites, such as piped-in music, dimmed lighting, or caring rooms that feature the sights and sounds of San Francisco, the redwoods or a marina. Article