Researchers Study Best Way to Perform Pediatric MRI Scans
Rapid MR imaging is an accurate means of diagnosing appendicitis during pediatric MRI scans, according to a study published in Pediatric Radiology.
Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland sought to determine the accuracy of rapid MR imaging without contrast agents or sedation as a modality for evaluating pediatric appendicitis. The researchers concluded that rapid MR imaging without contrast agents or sedation is accurate for diagnosis of pediatric appendicitis when multiple diagnostic criteria are considered in aggregate.
Basically you can get good results in MRI scans for appendicitis in children without using anesthesia.
One way to reduce stress during lengthy MRI procedures is to have the patient watch a movie. We recommend something calming, not something that will get them excited and full of energy. Learn more about Sound Imaging’s non-ferromagnetic MRI visor, which helps patients to watch videos in the MR suite.