Radiology

Why Do We Give Kids Anesthesia During Imaging Studies?

When you take a photograph of your child, you might ask her to say “Cheese!” and hold still. If she’s fidgeting and jumping around, the image of her won’t be crisp and clear.

In radiology, we need our patients to hold still as well while we’re performing an imaging study. That’s why we sometimes give children anesthesia, ensuring that there’s no movement during the study and that the images will come out clearly.

Glenn Miñano

About the Author: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.

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