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MRI Patient Stereo Sound Systems and Accessories

MRI Stereo Kits Provide Music to Comfort Patients Inside Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems

  Download and Print the MRI Stereo Installation Evaluation Form (878.68 kB)

  Download and Print the MRI Stereo Sound System Literature (8.38 MB)

Deluxe MRI Patient Stereo Sound System Kit Model J-4002

Features a Bose Acoustic Wave Music System:

  • Self-contained mini component dimensions: 10 5/8in high x 18in wide x 7 3/8in deep (14.5 pounds)
  • Built-in stereo AM/FM/CD player provides stereo music for patients undergoing an MRI scan
  • Bose® stereo has its own built-in stereo speakers, delivering exceptional audio sound
  • Florescent digital display with dimmer
  • Single top-loading CD disc player
  • Built-in telescoping antenna, with option for external antenna hook-up
  • Digital tuner with preset stations for AM & FM bands
  • Full featured infrared remote control
  • Bose® Acoustic Wave® Music System features 1-year Bose® limited warranty - parts and labor
  • Patients hear true stereo coming from the Bose stereo (positioned nearby the technologist)
  • Stereo system can be placed on either operator's desk or nearby shelf

Kit Includes:

  • Self-Contained Bose® Acoustic Wave® Music System
  • Push-to-Talk Bogen® desktop microphone - Enables technologist to be heard in patient headphone
  • Integrated Amplifier - Adjusts music level and lowers the music when speaking to the patient
  • Patient Acoustic Interface - Converts electronic sound to pneumatic sound for audible music
  • 2 plastic pneumatic headphones for use in all MRI coils and all MRI scanning
  • 1 Bag of spare acoustic eartips for pneumatic headphones
  • Custom cut cables - All cables are labeled for an easy out-of-the-box installation
  • Custom installation manual with graphic illustrations and photographs making it quite easy to install
  • Plastic headphone hanger clips keep the plastic headphones handy for the next patient scan
  • Industrial strength Velcro for the patient acoustic interface
  • Power outlet strip

Our Evaluation Form is used for measuring custom cut cables:

  • Measure the amount of cable required to connect the stereo (near the technologist) to the RF penetration panel
  • Measure the amount of cable required to run from the RF penetration panel (inside the scan room) through any troughs or conduits to the front of the MRI magnet floor area
  • Identify whether your MRI scanner has 2 spare bnc connectors on the penetration panel, or whether you will need to purchase the connectors
  • Fax the completed form to Scan Sound, Inc. as indicated on the form

 Model J-4002 using iPad with Aux Input (160.55 KB) 

Model J-4002 with Aux In from Laptop (158.21 KB)


Economical MRI Patient Stereo Sound System Kit Model IS-2002

Features a Sangean DDR-63 Wi-Fi, Internet Radio, CD-Player, FM Radio with Built-in iPod Docking Unit

  • Receives FM broadcast stations with 10 memory buttons
  • Single-Slot CD player
  • WiFi Internet-ready radio to play over 15,000 Internet radio stations
  • Enjoy free music streaming from Pandora with 10 station memory buttons
  • iPod docking station plays and charges the iPod models that have 30-pin connector
  • Auxiliary Input for connecting any audio source of your choice
  • Wooden cabinet provides exceptional audio from the built-in speakers
  • Ergonomic Miniature Remote Control
  • Compact stereo has built-in speakers with a wood cabinet that takes up very little desk space and produces extremely rich, full bass quality sound
  • Music level may be independently adjusted for the patient from the sound heard in the technologist area
  • Patients hear true stereo music separated into left and right channels to reduce claustrophobia

Kit Includes:

  • Sangean DDR-63 stereo system, network ready with Internet Radio, FM Radio,CD player and iPod docking system
  • Push-to-Talk Bogen® desktop microphone - Enables technologist to be heard in patient headphone
  • Integrated Amplifier - Adjusts music level and lowers the music when speaking to the patient
  • Patient Acoustic Interface - Converts electronic sound to pneumatic sound for audible music
  • 2 plastic pneumatic headphones for use in all mri coils and all mri scanning
  • 1 Bag of spare acoustic eartips for pneumatic headphones
  • Custom Cut Cables - All cables are labeled for an easy out-of-the-box installation
  • Custom installation manual with graphic illustrations and photographs making it quite easy to install
  • Plastic headphone hanger clips keep the plastic headphones handy for the next patient scan
  • Industrial strength Velcro
  • Power outlet strip

Our Evaluation Form is used for measuring custom cut cables:

  • Measure the Amount of Cable Required to Connect the Stereo (Near the Technologist) to the RF Penetration Panel
  • Measure the Amount of Cable Required to Run from the RF Penetration Panel (Inside the Scan Room) through any trough or conduit to the Front of the MRI Magnet Floor Area
  • Identify Whether Your MRI Scanner Has 2 Spare BNC Connectors on the Penetration Panel, or Whether You will Need to Purchase the Connectors
  • Fill Out the Form and fax it to the number shown on the form

 Download and print Model IS-2002 Stereo Diagram (116.87 KB)


MRI Patient Stereo Builder's Kit Model SBK-BT

  • Create your own MRI Stereo by choosing the music source, using an iPod, an MP3 Player, Smart Phone, Tablet or Computer
  • Bluetooth-Ready and will pair with nearly all Bluetooth Enabled devices, such as Android and Apple cell phones, tablets and MP3 players
  • Two sets of RCA Jacks on the back of the amplifier can be used with a computer, stereo line-out jack or 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Includes Bose powered speakers so the Operator can independently listen to the music or turn it down without affecting the level going to the patient
  • Amplifier can be set to duck down the music when talking into the microphone, so the patient can easily hear what is being said
  • Comes with custom-cut cables sized to fit your facility for quick and easy installation
  • Enables communication to the Patient via a Desktop Push-button Microphone
  • Independent volume controls for music and microphone

This kit will give you the choice of whatever you want to use as the primary source for the stereo music. You can choose to use a tablet, an iPod or any other device of your choice, loaded up with your own music selections or connected to the Internet to play an endless amount of music selections. The Bluetooth function will allow patients to bring in their own Bluetooth enabled devices to listen to their favorite music selections. After pressing the Bluetooth button, you can pair any device and it takes only a few seconds to make a selection.

This kit includes a set of powered Bose bookshelf speakers, delivering exceptional audio for all to enjoy. The technologist can independently adjust their music listening levels from the patient's listening levels. When the technologist speaks into the microphone, the music level automatically dicks down allowing the microphone audio to dominate what is heard by the patient.

Kit Also Includes:

  • Push-to-Talk Bogen® desktop microphone - Enables technologist to be heard in patient headphone
  • Integrated Amplifier - Adjusts music level and lowers the music when speaking to the patient
  • Patient Acoustic Interface - Converts electronic sound to pneumatic sound for audible music
  • 2 plastic pneumatic headphones for use in all mri coils and all mri scanning
  • 1 Bag of spare acoustic eartips for pneumatic headphones
  • Custom Cut Cables - All cables are labeled for an easy out-of-the-box installation
  • Custom installation manual with graphic illustrations and photographs making it quite easy to install
  • Plastic headphone hanger clips keep the plastic headphones handy for the next patient scan
  • Industrial strength Velcro
  • Power outlet strip

Download Stereo Builder's Kit Connection Information

Why Buy an MRI Stereo System from Scan Sound?

Scan Sound MRI Patient Stereo Sound Systems deliver true STEREO Music to the Patients. Our competitors typically sell Monaural Audio sound systems which have a dull flat sensation. Our true stereo sound provides a spacious feeling for the patients, which is an important factor in terms of overcoming claustrophobia.

Scan Sound has been providing quality MRI Stereo Sound Systems in Kit Form since 1986. The company's Chief Engineer, Barry Leeper is a Biomedical Engineer, CBET, Former MRI Technical Support Specialist and the inventor of the MRI Patient Stereo Sound System. Having worked in the MRI field since 1985, Barry routinely witnessed many MRI scans as they were being aborted on a daily basis by patients who just could not tolerate being placed into the MRI magnet. Each time this happened, the MRI scan center would lose revenue as they could not bill for the aborted scans.

The simple solution to getting the patients to cooperate was to offer them the comfort of listening to music during their scan. It was almost magical how many patients would just lie down, put on the headphones and never express concerns as they were slid into the magnet for their scan. Before long, many patients were telling their referring physicians that they actually preferred getting an MRI scan at the facility providing stereo music. Word quickly spread and Scan Sound began selling kits to MRI centers to meet the growing demand.

In these years of diminishing returns, Scan Sound believes that it should help keep the cost of the systems at prices that MRI Centers can easily afford. The MRI Stereo Systems will pay for themselves by overcoming the lost revenue that would otherwise be lost when patients abort their scans. Our systems are high quality and perform well on all types of MRI Scanners.

- Below are optional items that go well with our MRI Stereo Kits -

Noise Reduction Headphone for MRI Patient Stereo Kits - Part No. NRH-101

  • Headphones cup completely around the outside of the ears.
  • Helps to block out noise from the MRI scanning system.
  • Twin-tubing connects with vinyl tubing coming from the Patient Acoustic Interface, directing the air-driven Pneumatic audio up to two headphone earpieces that cup completely around the ear.
  • Each headphone earpiece has a foam eartip that directs the sound right into the ear canal, and this helps to block out noise
  • Each earpiece cups completely around the outside of the ear. This headphone is called a Noise Reduction Headphone because it has been designed to block out and absorb an estimated 49 dB of noise through by way of these specially designed features:
    1. Plastic shell earpieces cup completely around the outside of the ear
    2. Foam cushions rest against the head, provide a comfortable fit while sealing out exterior noise
    3. Two layers of foam inside help to absorb and block out a significant amount of noise
    4. Acoustic Foam Eartips direct the audio directly into the ear canal and seal out additional noise
  • Plastic tubing plugs are 1/4-inch outer diameter and these twin tubes will fit into 1/4-inch I.D. vinyl tubing that is common to most MRI sound systems
  • Foam Eartips May be Replaced for Hygienic Use Between Multiple Patients (Part No. 521-200 Below)
  • Sanitary Stretch Covers Available (Part No. SS-2 Below) to maintain clean headphones between patients

Pad-Headset Pneumatic MRI Headphone - Part No. PAD-HS

  • Fits into the tight spaces of a head coil next to the ears to provide audio from MRI stereo systems without the use of a headband
  • Thin, Spongy Pad is comfortable for adults and children and easily inserts into space next to the patient's ears, comfortably providing a way to hear the MRI Stereo music
  • Helps to block out noise produced by the MRI Scanner
  • Sanitary Stretch Covers Can Be Used to Cover the Pad-Headset (see part No. SS-2 below)
  • Plastic tubing plugs are 1/4-inch outer diameter and these twin tubes will fit into 1/4-inch I.D. vinyl tubing that is common to most MRI sound systems
  • Pneumatic Headphone is Inert to the MRI Scan and is Completely NON-FERROUS
DCF 1.0

Stethoscope-Style Pneumatic MRI Headphones
Part No. P-101

  • Similar to airline style headphones of the past and is used with MRI Sound Systems to hear stereo music
  • Music is Channeled Directly to the Patient's Ears by way of inert plastic pneumatic tubing that will not affect MRI scans
  • Slim fit will allow this headphone to be used in All MRI coils, including head coil
  • Stethoscope style headphones utilize hygienic replacement foam eartips that fit comfortably into the ear to block out noise and enable the patients to hear music. These replacement eartips also enable sanitary sharing of headphones (see part no. 521-200 below)
  • Fits comfortably into the ear, blocking noise and enabling the patient to hear the music
  • Plastic tubing plugs are 1/4-inch outer diameter and these twin tubes will fit into 1/4-inch I.D. vinyl tubing that is common to most MRI sound systems

Replacement Foam Eartips
Sanitary Disposable Foam Eartips
Part No. 521-200

  • Sanitary Disposable Foam Eartips for Acoustic and Pneumatic All-Plastic MRI Stereo Sound System Headphones
  • These Foam Eartips Actually Help to Reduce Gradient Noise from MRI Scanners and Make the Headphones More Comfortable to Wear
  • Made of Inert - Non-Ferrous Material that Will not Appear in Images or Interfere with MRI Scans
  • Foam Eartips Help to Minimize Spread of Bacteria Among MRI Headphone Wearers
  • Foam Eartips are Easy to Remove and Replace on Pneumatic Headphones Between Patients
  • Inner Foam Insert Easily Pops Out When Pushing the Foam Eartip Into Place on the Headphones
  • Combines with Stethoscope Style Acoustic Headphone to provide 29 dB of Noise Reduction
  • Combines with Noise Reduction Headphone to provide 49 dB of Noise Reduction

100 Large Sterile Sanitary Headphone Covers, White - Part No. SS-2-100

  • Thin Cloth Material Covers the Headphones and Allows Sound to Pass Through
  • Disposable covers enable Users to Share Headphones Without Transferring Infectious Bacteria and Germs
  • Usable with All Types of Headphones that Surround the Ear, including NRH-101 MRI Noise Reduction Pneumatic Headphones above
  • Sealed in Bags of 100 Sterile Stretch Sanitary Disposable Headphone Covers Per Bag
  • Comfortable Material is Latex Free and Does Not Itch or Cause Any Added Pressure Against the Skin
  • Maintains Cleanliness of Headphones While Limiting the Spread of Germs Between Headphone Users
  • Covers May be Easily Replaced Each Time the Headphones are Used to provide a Sanitary Method of Sharing the Headphones among many different users
  • Fabric Material is Inert to an MRI Scan and Suitable for Use in Hospitals to Help Prevent the Spread of Bacteria, Lice and Viruses

RFI Filtered Inline BNC Connector Inserts
Part No. FCBNC1

  • Use with MRI audio systems to prevent noise artifacts
  • 2 filters are typically used for MRI sound systems (one for each of the 2 stereo channels)
  • Mounts on BNC connectors located on the Computer Room Side of the RF Penetration Panel BNC Connector Panel to prevent RFI noise from entering scan room through BNC connectors
  • Each Insert has a Filter inside which allows Audio to Pass Through, but prevents artifacts from RF noise (in the receiving range of the MRI scanner) from passing into the scan room

Bulkhead BNC Connector - Part No. BA-1087

  • Double-Female BNC Connector Mounts on RF Penetration Panel and provides a way to electronically send audio into MRI scan room
  • Used to Connect Coaxial Cables to Penetration Panel so Audio Signals can be Passed Through into the MRI Scan Room
  • Typically, 2 Each of these Connectors are Needed for Each MRI Stereo System Installation
  • If your MRI System Does Not Have 2 Spare Connectors Like These, then you will need to Drill 2 Holes and Mount These BNC Double-Female Connectors on the RF Penetration Panel
  • Maintains Grounded Shield Integrity While Passing Audio Signals into MRI Scan Room
  • Most MRI Systems typically have at least 2 spare connectors such as these, however, if your MRI scanner penetration panel does not have 2 spare connectors, you will need to install a pair yourself
  • Scan Sound Offers these Connectors as a Convenience for those who are Installing an MRI Stereo System Kit

Docking Station for iPod and iPhone
Part No. PIDOCK1

  • Connects Directly to MRI Stereo Sound System to Play Music from iPhone or iPod
  • Allows you to easily replace your collection of CD's by using an iPod or iPhone as the music source
  • This docking unit connects directly to stereo system and supplies continuous power the iPod so you can play music without having to charge and re-charge iPod batteries
  • iPod docking unit supplies direct audio connectivity for best sound quality transfer
  • Shuffle between a variety of music all day, so you never have to search for music or hear the same CD's over and over again
  • Very easy to convert your whole collection of CD's and load them all onto an iPod using iTunes software
  • Easily play patient's choice of music by scrolling through menu then clicking on desired music
  • Organize your music in folders for Pop, Jazz, Country, Classical and Hip-Hop so Patients can easily request one of their favorite selections.
  • Docking Unit will Allow patients to bring in their own iPod or iPhone
    • Quickly and easily play their own music for them while they are in the scanner
    • Just pop it into the docking unit and you're ready to play their music
  • This docking unit is a nice addition for any MRI Stereo System.

Hearing Protective Noise-Reduction Ear Plugs
Part No. EP-200

  • Ear Plugs are Individually Wrapped in Pairs
  • Easily Dispensed to Users so Clean Sanitary Bag may be Opened by User
  • Hearing Protection for MRI Patients - Provides 32dB of Noise Reduction
  • Comfortably fits in any size ear, and will size itself as it is inserted
  • Hypoallergenic material (latex free)
  • Each package contains 200 pairs of the Noise Reduction Earplugs
  • MRI Patients will especially appreciate the ability to reduce the gradient knocking sounds

Hearing Protective Ear Muffs
Part No. HP-66

  • Protects MRI Patient Hearing and Reduces MRI Scanning Noise
  • Noise Reduction Rating of -20 dB
  • Ear Muffs are Made Completely of Plastic and Composite Materials that are Invisible to MRI Scanners
  • Helps to Quiet the MRI Gradient Knocking Sounds for Patients Who Have Trouble with Noise
  • Excessive Noise Can be Harmful, Cause Anxiety and May Lead to Hearing Loss
  • These Ear Muffs Can Calm MRI Patients and Less Motion Translates to Better Scan Image Quality
  • Inert to the MRI Scan and Will Not Produce Any MRI Artifacts
  • Can be Used with the Scan Sound Sanitary Stretch Headphone Covers to Provide Total Hygiene Between Ear Muff Users
  • MRI Patients will Especially Appreciate Your Going Out of Your Way to Provide Comfort from the Medical Imaging Sound made by your MRI Scanner
  • Adjustable Headband and Extremely Soft Ear Pads Improve Overall Comfort

MRIWear Reversible Lens Prism Glasses
Part No. PG-200

  • These Prism Glasses (Bed Specs) are ideal for reducing Claustrophobia during MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans
  • The Prisms are Special, Because They Can be Reversed to Change the View so Patients Being Scanned Head-First or Feet-First Will Always be Able to See Outside the Magnet, to Reduce Claustrophobia
  • It's Like Getting Two Prism Glasses for the Price of One
  • Prism Glasses are MRI Safe and Totally Free of any Metal
  • No Artifacts or Distortion
  • Most Prism Glasses Have a Metal Hinge that Produces MRI Artifacts and Distortion, and These Prism Glasses Do Not Have Any Hinge because the Temples are Made completely from Plastic Parts
  • These Prism Glasses are Worn Just Like Conventional Glasses or they can be used with an Elastic Strap
  • Patients See Outside the Scanner in Any Position So The Patients Will Not Feel Closed Into a Tight Space
  • Make Your Patients Comfortable to Cope with their MRI Scan to Completely Avoid Claustrophobia
  • Helps to Increase Patient Throughput, so the Glasses Easily Pay for Themselves
  • Easily use in all MRI Coils with All MRI Scans
  • Excellent for fMRI Use for Special Studies Where Subject Needs to View Outside the Scanner
  • Patented Design Enables Prisms to Slide Out so they Can be Reversed to Modify the View to Either Above the Head or Towards the Feet
  • Can be Used with All Diagnostic Imaging Scanners
    • MRI Scanners
    • PET Scanners
    • CT Scanners
    • Nuclear Med Scanners
    • Bone Density Scanners
  • Great for Hospital TV's
  • Patients Can Easily Lie Flat and View a TV Without Being Elevated
  • Can be Used for Industrial Work to Reduce Neck Strain in Situations When User Must Look Up or Down for Long Periods
  • Can be Worn by Bicyclists to See Road Ahead While in Head-Down Position
    Mountain Climbing Instructors can Reduce Neck Strain from Not Having to Look Up at Climbers All Day Long
  • Ships with Lens Cleaning Cloth and Customized Box
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