CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neuroanaesth Crit Care 2020; 7(03): 163-165
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718972

Sedation and Anesthesia for Magnetic Resonance Imaging during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Perspective

Kamath Sriganesh
1   Department of Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic affecting both community and healthcare system. Most children, adults with claustrophobia, neurological and psychiatric issues, and who are uncooperative or unable to lie still, require sedation or general anesthesia (GA) for facilitating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. There is currently no guidance for sedation/anesthesia management for MRI during COVID-19 pandemic. This article discusses issues and approaches to periprocedural care of patients during MRI.

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Article published online:
25 October 2020

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