Shepherd, JK; Hall-Craggs, MA; Finn, JP; Bingham, RM; (1990) Sedation in children scanned with high-field magnetic resonance; the experience at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. Br J Radiol , 63 (754) 794 - 797.
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Patient movement is the most common cause of image degradation when performing magnetic resonance scans in children. This is a particular problem scanning at high field, as noise levels of up to 90 dB may be reached. Movement can be reduced by adequate sedation. We present the results of two sedation protocols when scanning with a 1.5T Magnetom scanner. Optimal scan quality can be achieved in up to 85% of scans using Pethco combined with triclofos in children aged 1 month-2 years, and trimeprazine combined with papaveretum in children over 2 years. When heavy sedation is used, patient selection must be cautious, and there is a minimum acceptable level of monitoring including close physical observation, electrocardiographic and apnoea monitoring.
|Title:||Sedation in children scanned with high-field magnetic resonance; the experience at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street.|
|Keywords:||Child, Child, Preschool, Chlorpromazine, Drug Combinations, Humans, Hypnotics and Sedatives, Infant, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Meperidine, Opium, Organophosphates, Promethazine, Trimeprazine|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Medicine (Division of)|
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