Fragrance administration to reduce anxiety during MR imaging.

  title={Fragrance administration to reduce anxiety during MR imaging.},
  author={William H. Redd and Sharon L Manne and Brian D. Peters and Paul B. Jacobsen and Hildgund Schmidt},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  volume={4 4},
Fifty-seven outpatients received either heliotropin (a vanillalike scent) with humidified air (n = 20) or humidified air alone (n = 37) via a nasal cannula during magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnostic workup for cancer. Delivery of heliotropin and air was determined by a computer-controlled schedule. Fragrance administration resulted in a statistically significant reduction in average overall patient-rated anxiety (on a visual analog scale) during imaging in patients who found the… CONTINUE READING