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More complex exams like MRI that require a child to keep still for up to one hour may require deeper sedation.
MRI can be very scary for a child because it is noisy. Some children cannot remain still for an MRI scan and need sedation to help them relax or sleep during the exam.
For instance, moderate sedation can often be used with modern CT scanners that work very quickly.• Minimal/Moderate Sedation In minimal/moderate sedation, your child may be given sedatives to reduce anxiety.While under minimal or moderate sedation, patients will be able to respond to questions and follow instructions as needed.Ask your doctor if child life specialists are available at your imaging facility.Many facilities offer child-friendly imaging suites decorated with murals and lighting that can help entertain and calm pediatric patients.