Today in medicine, one of the most effective methods for examining various internal organs of a patient is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which gives more than 90% of the correct diagnosis. This procedure is used and absolutely safe for adults and children from a very young age.
To obtain the best quality pictures, it is necessary that the child remains absolutely motionless during the procedure. Children are difficult to tolerate the need to lie still, especially young children, and the procedure can last from 20 to 90 minutes, depending on the location of the study and the individual anatomical and physical characteristics of the patient. In some cases, to ensure the necessary static, MRI under anesthesia is used.
Advantages and disadvantages of MRI under anesthesia
The MRI procedure under anesthesia has its advantages and disadvantages. The undoubted advantages include the complete immobility of the patient in a state of drug sleep, which allows a detailed and high-quality study. However, any drug anesthesia causes a state of discomfort, is an additional burden on the internal organs. Even the most modern drugs require patient supervision by a doctor for a certain time after the manipulation.
3h care pays special attention to providing optimal conditions for MRI examinations under anesthesia: all the necessary equipment is available, professional doctors work who various anesthesia techniques during MRI have done by MRI scan centre in Noida.
Introduction to medical sleep or sedation provides an opportunity to carry it out even in complex categories of patients. It is the anesthesia used during MRI that allows for complete diagnostics in both children and adults with almost no restrictions.
How is the procedure performed?
When performing an MRI under anesthesia, the following are used:
- Inhalation techniques (mask, endotracheal);
- Parenteral species (intravenous anaesthetics, intravenous analgesia with mechanical ventilation).
The procedure is performed in MRI test labs in Delhi in the presence of an anaesthetist who can use two options for patient sedation: superficial or deep. Drugs for anesthesia are administered intravenously, or sedation is performed by the inhalation method.
When is MRI necessary under general anesthesia?
MRI under anesthesia is performed for medical reasons or at the request of the patient.
It is used in the following situations:
- With a tendency to panic attacks and fear of enclosed spaces (claustrophobia);
- Children, starting from infancy and young children who cannot control their movements, or older children, if the child is panicky afraid of the procedure, and it is not possible to agree with him;
- Patients with neurological disorders affecting motility (hyperkinesia, tremor, which cannot be eliminated with the help of other drugs);
- With severe pain in the supine position (with damage to the nerve roots and trunks);
- In the presence of mental illness in the patient, when it is not possible to expect the patient to adequately fulfil the request for a stationary stay in the tomography.
Where to do an MRI under sedation
When choosing a location for the diagnosis should take into account the characteristics of the patient. So, to study the body of a child, you must contact a specialized paediatric institution.
Prices for this procedure may vary. Practice shows that the results obtained in different clinics will also vary. When choosing a medical centre, it is necessary to focus on the availability of modern high-quality equipment - the more its capacity, the more reliable the result will be.
It is important that the medical centre has an appropriate certificate for such studies. The feedback from our patients is positive. Those who have passed the procedure note the importance of choosing qualified specialists and observing the rules for preparing for the procedure.