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Posted by deanna on October 08, 2000 at 18:18:56:

In Reply to: MRI Brain Scan: Did anyone find this useful? posted by Dan on October 05, 2000 at 13:22:00:

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: My son is scheduled to have an MRI. He will be sedated and scanned.

: Does anyone have experience with this.
: What might I expect from the results?
: How is it helpful?

: Thanks,
: Dan

Hi Dan, my son had this done just as he turned 6. He's considered high-functioning (autistic). We also had him sedated and had an MRI done. He was nervous about the IV so they gave him liquid demerol to calm him down first, then came back in and proceeded to insert his IV. He was alseep within seconds. It took about 30 minutes and I was allowed to sit in the same room while this was being done. It was very simple, the results showed good news. His results showed that his brain was structurally and anatomically correct. I don't know what difference I was looking for but I was glad it was good news. Good Luck and I hope the nurses are as sweet to your child as they were to mine.

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