MRI with I.V. Sedation
I.V. (intravenous) sedation can be extremely useful and sometimes necessary for scanning pediatric and adult patients who have difficulty lying still during a scan. When an MRI is necessary, I.V. sedation can ensure the fastest exam time and the highest quality images by eliminating motion. Many children and some adults with severe claustrophobia, anxiety or pain will benefit greatly from I.V. sedation.
I.V. sedation is administered by a board certified anesthesiologist. Patients are monitored before, during and after the MRI exam by both the anesthesiologist and a nurse. Our facilities are accredited by the AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities), complying with the highest standard of patient safety and care.