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Will my son require anesthesia before his CT scan?

My son is 2 years old, and his doctor would like him to have a CT scan after hurting his head. Will he be put under anesthesia for the scan?

3 Answers

You can try to sleep deprive him so he is tired when he arrives and then give him some Benadryl oral. If you try, you can do it.
It is likely that he'll be sedated (AKA conscious sedation), but full anesthesia is not likely.

All the best.
Usually the scans are done very quickly as to not require sedation. They usually wrap the kids very tight in blankets to get them still. Scan time only takes about 5-10 seconds.

Dr Cox