A tool like FIRMM-pix that can reduce patient motion during image acquisition without the need for sedation is desperately needed for improving data quality and broadening the use of fMRI to better inform a personalized approach to treating neurosurgery patients
Jarod Roland - St Louis Children's Hospital, Neurosurgeon
Motion-induced image degradation remains a significant weakness of brain MRIs. Standard methods for coping with motion are anesthesia or repeated scanning. Both are expensive and inefficient. FIRMM-pix combines gamification and biofeedback, training patients, including children, to stay still. FIRMM-pix is the in-scanner biofeedback experience to effectively improve patient motion and satisfaction.
FIRMM-pix Video Player
Programmed with absorbing content, patients may select a movie or short film to watch during their scan. Cues and prompts appear as video content streams providing visual feedback to patients about their motion. Movie watching coupled with visual feedback reduces movement, improving overall data quality.
FIRMM-pix, the first in-scan solution combining gamification and biofeedback to reduce patient motion and improve brain MRI data quality.