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Sedation for Radiology (Special) Procedures

Sedation is medicine to help your child fall asleep while pictures are taken. Many children are sedated because motion or movement on the pictures makes them blurry and difficult to read. A diagnosis may be easily missed if the pictures are not clear and sharp.

Also the test may frighten some children, and it is often less upsetting to be sedated. Sedation is different from anesthesia.

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Types of Sedation

Procedure

After the Test

Test Results


Last Updated: 05/2012