Philips Imaging Connections

03. Fear & Anxiety In Imaging: Psychology Meets Technology

June 24, 2019

Stress is not just an emotional response to uncomfortable situations: it is a physical reaction with measurable consequences. In imaging, patient anxiety about diagnostic procedures may impact the accuracy and quality of exams, skewing or delaying diagnosis and treatment. Fortunately, we know a lot about how these factors influence patient responses to imaging – and how we can help mitigate them. In this podcast we talk to Boris de Ruyter, a psychologist whose team has spent decades studying the impact of technology on people and Mary Beth Resimius, expert in people-centered imaging solutions. Listen in to learn about their research and how it can guide more patient-centered imaging.

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