You will receive a special set of eating and drinking instructions when you schedule the procedure. We will call to confirm your appointment 24 to 48 hours prior to the MRI exam. A packet of information will be mailed to your home prior to your appointment date. Please be sure to read the packet of information carefully.
If your child is on medicine ordered by a doctor, give them at their scheduled time with only a sip of water or a teaspoon of Jell-O.
We will examine your child before the procedure. We will also ask questions about your child's medical history, allergies, current medicines, previous anesthetic experience and current health status.
General anesthesia is typically given by having your child breathe anesthetic gas through a mask. In older children, anesthesia may be given through an IV.
Anesthesia professionals will watch your child closely during the test. Doctors and nurses will check your child's heart's activity, blood pressure and oxygen levels and observe the airway.
The MRI machine is a large magnet. Therefore, dress your child in comfortable clothing with no metal snaps or zippers. Remove any metal hair barrettes, hairpins and earrings before the test.