Occasionally, children need to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure. An MRI captures detailed images of internal systems and tissues. It may be needed to diagnose a condition or to check the progress of treatment.
At the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah, children receive sedation from a qualified pediatric anesthesiologist before the MRI. This is because they must remain absolutely still throughout the procedure. An experienced team of nurses monitors the child to ensure that he or she is comfortable, calm, and secure throughout the MRI process.