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.