The impact of preparation and support procedures for children with sickle cell disease undergoing MRI

@article{Cejda2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of preparation and support procedures for children with sickle cell disease undergoing MRI},
  author={Katherine R. Cejda and Matthew P. Smeltzer and Eileen N. Hansbury and Mary Elizabeth McCarville and Kathleen J. Helton and Jane S Hankins},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={1223-1228}
}
BackgroundChildren with sickle cell disease (SCD) often undergo MRI studies to assess brain injury or to quantify hepatic iron. MRI requires the child to lie motionless for 30–60 min, thus sedation/anesthesia might be used to facilitate successful completion of exams, but this poses additional risks for SCD patients. To improve children’s ability to cope with MRI examinations and avoid sedation, our institution established preparation and support procedures (PSP).ObjectiveTo investigate the… CONTINUE READING
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