PussyCat Pirat

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Hospitals are rarely a pleasant experience, and even less for children.

The New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, however, managed to make it at least a little less stressful, by installing a pirate-themed CT scanner.

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When the time came to replace the old scan, were employees primarily looking for one that would deliver a smaller dose of radiation, but ended up improving its design as well.

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The young patients in one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country seem to appreciate the welcoming pirate ship, “There is not scary pirates – there’s a pussycat pirate and one that looks like Curious George,” said Dr. Carrie Ruzal-Shapiro, chief for Pediatric radiology.

“Parents have been really positive. It makes it less scary for kids.”

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Nurse Naomi Hawkins says the best response she has received so far was “Hurry and get out so I can play.”

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Source: childrensnyp.org

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