How Our SMRT Image Comfort Suite Works

We designed ease of use into the DNA of Lumica: From installation to operation. Without interrupting workflows, MRI operators can provide patients with a relaxing home theater-like experience, reducing stress and anxiety. Additionally, Lumica can be used to present stimuli for functional mapping and research.

Lumica Saves Your Facility Time & Money

A relaxed patient is a happy patient. Lumica has been proven in clinical environments to substantially increase patient throughput, and to reduce costly refusals and rescans.

Large Format Rear Projector Screen
Provides an immersive visual experience

Infrared Patient Illumination
Allows you to view your patients even in darkness

Two-Way Microphone and Camera System
Enables constant contact between patient and operator

20” Variable Height Adjustment
Ensures compatibility with all MRI scanners

Weighted Aluminum Caster Base
Easily and quickly moved if needed

World-Class Product Design
Integrates seamlessly into your scanner room

Precision Machined Aluminum Body
Eliminates noise contamination in images

Single-Touch Autoplay
Saves your technologist costly setup time

Custom Laser Optical Engine
Is always in focus

Large Format Rear Projector Screen
Provides an immersive visual experience

Infrared Patient Illumination
Allows you to view your patients even in darkness

Two-Way Microphone and Camera System
Enables constant contact between patient and operator

20” Variable Height Adjustment
Ensures compatibility with all MRI scanners

Weighted Aluminum Caster Base
Easily and quickly moved if needed

World-Class Product Design
Integrates seamlessly into your scanner room

Precision Machined Aluminum Body
Eliminates noise contamination in images

Single-Touch Autoplay
Saves your technologist costly setup time

Custom Laser Optical Engine
Is always in focus

Audio Engineered for Maximum Sound Quality and Noise Isolation

We designed a ground-up audio solution in collaboration with Audeze, one of the world’s most respected audio companies. Our proprietary system consists of unique electrostatic transducers, high-power amplifiers, optical signal transmission, digital signal processing, and wide frequency response to set a new industry standard that pneumatic systems can’t match.

Lumica offers the highest quality sound system available for MRI applications. Your patients can now relax engulfed in clear, immersive sound while hearing your technologists’ every word.

Lumica’s Audio Headsets Handle Even the Most Challenging Patients and Studies

Our headsets cover 100% of your imaging center’s audio needs. Skillfully combining passive and active noise attenuation, each configuration reduces scanner noise and ensures that the patient hears what you want them to.

A Sound Solution for Everyone: Select Instantly From Three Audio Configurations

Adult Over-Ear Headset
Our gold standard in MR audio fits most adult patients, and is compatible with the majority of scans that use surface or body coils and some head coils. Our over-the-ear models provide state-of-the-art passive noise reduction techniques, coupled with the industry's most advanced active noise-canceling algorithms, powered by audiophile-quality, high SPL, transducers.

Pediatric Over-Ear Headset
Engaged children stay still. Pediatric MRI scans present increased challenges in preventing restlessness and movement during the scan. These headsets fit smaller heads while offering the same high-performance transducer technology as our top of the line headset; technicians can quickly calm even the most anxious child. Younger patients can now be entertained by a carefully-curated collection of kid-friendly content.

Low Profile Bone Conduction Headset
When head coils are too small for over-ear headsets, our ultra-thin bone-conduction system brings crisp intelligible sound without the need for costly disposable ear tips or complicated positioning. They are compatible with even the smallest head coils, and can be combined with conventional earplugs to isolate the patients from uncomfortable scanner noises.

Adult Over-Ear Headset

Compatible with the Majority of Scans
  • Most Adult Head Sizes
  • Lower Channel Head Coils
  • Most Body and Surface Coils
  • All Major MRI 1.5T & 3T Models

Advanced Active Noise Cancelling
MSC: Custom fiber-optic microphone arrays detect MRI sounds from five separate locations. Our proprietary digital processing algorithms precisely calculate signals played back through Lumica’s high-fidelity drivers. The result: approximately 1000-fold reduction in the MRI scanner’s loudness for both the patient’s earplugs and the technologist.

Memory Foam Cushions for Performance, Comfort, and Hygiene
Lumica’s carefully engineered ear cushions are optimized for maximum comfort, sound reduction, and durability. Hygienic ear covers protect your patients. They are easy to position and include thoughtful cord management.

Pediatric Over-Ear Headset

Big Sound for Small Patients
We packed the same electrostatic transducer technology into a smaller format so kids can enjoy the same immersive audio and entertainment experience as adults.

Active Noise Cancellation Keeps Kids Less Active
Like their big brother, the pediatric unit incorporates our powerful digital noise reduction technology, protecting your vulnerable and often challenging patients from the most anxiety-inducing noises of the MRI exams. The result: fewer refusals and technical failures, with fewer motion artifacts.”

Child-Centric Ergonomics 
In the real world, one size does not fit all. Lumica’s reduced-sized pediatric over-ear headset fits snugly onto children’s heads with carefully tuned clamping force to maximize comfort and performance.

Small Format Bone Conduction Headset

Tight Head Coils are No Longer a Problem
Modern MRI head coils are too small for traditional over-ear designs. Our compact headset finesses this problem by avoiding ear covers altogether. Instead, the sound is conveyed directly to the head using transducers placed just in front of the ears. Lumica’s solution allows the use of conventional earplugs to reduce annoying scanner sounds.

No Compromise Imaging
Lumica’s engineering team has decades of experience in MRI instrumentation. With this knowledge, we created specially-manufactured dual-bone conduction drivers that won’t interact with the magnetic fields or tiny radio signals in the scanner: no signal losses, no distortion, and no added image noise.

Hassle-Free Patient Fit
Our small-format headset stays outside of the ear and incorporates easy-to-clean surfaces that contact the patient. They are compatible with even the smallest head coils and can be combined with conventional earplugs to isolate the patients from uncomfortable scanner noises.

A Universal Solution Compatible with Every MRI System

The Lumica comfort suite requires no special attachment devices, no complicated cabling, and no software installations.

Our solution fits all MRI coils: body coils, matrix surface coils, 64-channel head coils. It operates at all field strengths up to 3 Tesla. Our engineering team can evaluate 7 Tesla and higher instruments upon request.

The compact Lumica desktop operator’s console can be placed anywhere that’s convenient for the operator.

Seamless Patient‑Operator Communication

When patients are referred for MRI exams, they are often anxious about their medical conditions; Feelings of isolation, fear, and anxiety increase. Lumica offers two-way audio-video communication with your patients. They can maintain intimate and calming eye contact with the scanner operators to promote the most natural-feeling human-to-human connection. Intelligible sound and visual contact make it easy for your clients to understand instructions. Your operator can see their patients’ faces at all times, watching for motion or signs of discomfort.

Immerse patients in a theater-like nature experience

Lumica comes pre-loaded with content specially formatted for SMRT Image by award-winning cinematographer Louis Schwartzberg's Moving Art library, which contains hundreds of hours of relaxing nature content. Embedded specialty videos from award-winning cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg require no operator interaction and no additional console hardware.

Cut down costly re-scans and claustrophobic refusals. 

Each time a patient refuses an exam, your imaging center loses both time and money. The Lumica Comfort Suite makes your imaging center a calm and stress-free environment for even your most anxious patients. Patient-focused features, intuitive interfaces, and advanced video and audio technologies are integrated into a simple-to-use system. When your patients leave happy, your center referrals increase.