Goggles reduce MRI-related sedation rates for children

Any parent understands the challenge of keeping a kid still, especially when it's absolutely necessary. For a child undergoing an MRI, it's vital to be still for an extended period of time. Women's and Children's Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana, has found success using goggles that play movies and TV shows for patients undergoing MRI.

“These are special goggles that we can use to perform an MRIon patients we would normally have to put to sleep” said Robert Snyder, the director of radiology, to KADN News 15.

The metal-free goggles cost $50,000. That investment has reduced the need for sedation in younger patients, while lowering general anxiety about undergoing the procedure.

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