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The ABCs of CMN: “G” is for GOGGLES

Child undergoes an MRI at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, made easier by the use of MRI goggles. *photo taken pre-pandemic

The ABCs of CMN: “G” is for GOGGLES.

Anyone just love Magnetic Resonance Imaging aka MRI? Didn’t think so. Laying in a tube trying to hold still isn’t most people’s idea of a good time. But often, it is a must. It helps doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions that can be seen only by use of x-ray or magnetic fields and radio frequencies.

An MRI machine produces detailed pictures of internal body structures. Know what else produces pictures? MRI GOGGLES purchased by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UC Davis Children’s Hospital donors!

This equipment allows pediatric patients having certain MRI procedures to watch movies while undergoing tests. Not only do GOGGLES make MRIs less scary, they’ve cut down on the need for kids to be anesthetized. As of summer 2019, some 80 percent of  MRIs were being performed without anesthesia among patients ages 6 to 11, and 63 percent among kids ages 0 to 5. Wow! Thanks CMN. When do us adults get ours?