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Risks of sedating infants

An MRI scanner consists of a large doughnut-shaped magnet that often has a tunnel in the center.

The contrast solution used in MRI tests is generally safe. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of receiving contrast solution in your child's case.

As the exam proceeds, your child will hear repetitive sounds from the machine, which are normal.

To relieve anxiety before and during the test, some patients take an oral sedative on the way to the hospital or radiology center.

Sedation is also helpful if a child is claustrophobic.

These images can be converted into three-dimensional (3-D) pictures of the scanned area.

These images help to pinpoint problems in the body.

Electronic devices are not permitted in the MRI room.