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Imaging Kids

At Greater Waterbury Imaging Center, we understand that an imaging exam, like an MRI, can be a scary event for both our young patients and their parents or guardians. 

Although it is common to use sedation when imaging children, we believe that in most cases it is not Imaging for pediatric patientsnecessary. There are benefits to completing a childs exam without sedation, including:

  • Increased safety with not receiving sedation medication
  • Shorter appointment
  • Typically a quicker recovery time
  • Child can return to school or day care after the exam

We help our young patients through their imaging experience without sedation by taking these extra steps:

  • Allowing parents in the MRI suite during the exam
  • Offering small comforts such as a warm blanket
  • Staying in communication throughout the exam process
  • Slowing down and taking time to explain the exam

 Because an MRI does not use radiation, there is no radiation exposure for your child.

 

For more information on our dedication to imaging young patients or to schedule an appointment, call us.