High success rates of sedation-free brain MRI scanning in young children using simple subject preparation protocols with and without a commercial mock scanner–the Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) experience

Pediatric Radiology, 10/07/2013

The authors assessed the feasibility of using a simple and affordable behavioral desensitization program to yield high–quality brain MRI scans in sedation–free children. Behavioral training can lead to a high success rate for obtaining high–quality T1–and diffusion–weighted brain images from a young population without sedation.

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