The Patient Awake While Scanned (PAWS) MRI Program empowers children to complete MRI scans without anesthesia. The program has helped children of different ages and with varying medical conditions since it began in 2013.
The PAWS MRI Program includes the followingCertified Child Life Specialist-provided services:
One caregiver may stay with your child during the MRI.
If you are interested in having your child participate in the PAWS program, ask your child’s doctor to request it when scheduling the MRI.
For more information, email a PAWS MRI child life specialist.