Mock MRI: Reducing the need for anaesthesia in children

Carter, Amanda J., Greer, Mary-Louise C., Gray, Simon E. and Ware, Robert S. (2010) Mock MRI: Reducing the need for anaesthesia in children. Pediatric Radiology, 40 8: 1368-1374. doi:10.1007/s00247-010-1554-5

Author Carter, Amanda J.
Greer, Mary-Louise C.
Gray, Simon E.
Ware, Robert S.
Title Mock MRI: Reducing the need for anaesthesia in children
Journal name Pediatric Radiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-0449
Publication date 2010-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00247-010-1554-5
Volume 40
Issue 8
Start page 1368
End page 1374
Total pages 7
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
With a longer waiting list for paediatric MRI performed under general anaesthesia (GA) and considering safety concerns, the Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane established a mock MRI service. The aim of this service is to reduce the requirement for MRI under GA.
The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that the percentage of children ages 3 years to 14 years in the study period that required general anaesthesia would be less with mock MRI when compared to standard practise.
Materials and methods
A retrospective audit of clinical data was conducted to examine the impact of mock MRI on the GA rate for clinical MRI.
Results indicated the addition of a mock MRI reduced the need for GA most significantly for children ages 3 to 8 years. In this age group, the rate of GA was 16.8% lower than that of the non-mock MRI group (P = <0.05).
Mock MRI reduces the need for GA in children with the greatest effect evident in children aged between 3 and 8 years.
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Keyword MRI
Mock MRI
Patient education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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