Our dwarf son has had multiple MRI’s and CT scans, so we’ve had some extensive experience with anesthesia. In addition, we have had MRI’s and CT scans done as adult LPs. Here’s what you can expect for MRIs without contrast:
The length of the scheduled time for an MRI will be much longer than the actual imaging requires. From getting them out of street clothes and dressed to going under anesthesia and MRI imaging then recovery, it could take an hour or two. They don’t normally allow anyone else in the room, but parents usually are allowed to stay so you can ask. Anesthesia would just be general by gas or injection, just a little. Either way, they usually determine the dosage by weight. They will put earplugs in his ears because even though he’s under anesthesia, your child will be able to hear it. IT IS VERY LOUD!