The Department of Anesthesia provides sedation for patients who have had difficulty holding still or can't hold still because of their age. Common procedures are:
There are two methods of sedation administration used:
- Sedation given in the Radiology Department by anesthesia and radiology nursing staff.
- Deep sedation / anesthesia given in the Radiology Department by the anesthesia staff.
Along with your doctor, our physicians determine which sedation criteria would be best for your child. At the time of the exam, a nurse or doctor will discuss with you the most beneficial way to sedate your child. A legal guardian needs to be present to sign a consent form to treat and sedate your child.