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Diagnostic Imaging

Central Scheduling Phone: 603-663-2180


Pediatric Sedation


If your child has been scheduled for a sedated MRI procedure, please note that several different departments are involved. Your child’s referring provider will help you set up the appointment through our central booking department. The departments involved are the MRI department, Radiology Nurses and the Anesthesia team. Once your child has been booked for their appointment you will receive several calls to coordinate your child’s care. One call will be from the MRI staff to screen your child to ensure they are safe for the MRI exam and another from pre-registration. You will also receive a call from the pre-op department to go over instructions such as nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before the procedure. Your child will be accompanied by the anesthesia team and the Radiology nursing staff down to the MRI department. You will be welcomed to wait in the waiting room near the recovery room where your child will go directly after the MRI procedure.

Your child’s safety is the number one priority; therefore your child will be monitored during the entire time they are sedated. The anesthesia team will stay with your child at all times, even in the MRI scan room during the procedure.

Your child will need to be free from metal so please make sure they are wearing cotton clothing without sparkles, buttons, silver threading or antimicrobial material.

Please feel free to speak with the pre-op department with any specific questions you may have about the procedure or the MRI department about questions relating to imaging.