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Can a child get an MRI done with a cold and cough?

Friday, 27 April 2007
Answered by: Dr. H.P.S. Sachdev
Professor and In-charge, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Dept. of Pediatrics,
Maulana Azad Medical College,
New Delhi
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Q. My 5 years old is scheduled for an MRI with sedation but she has come down with cold and cough. Does the MRI need to be rescheduled or will she be allowed to be sedated?

A.  The MRI can be safely done in the presence of mild cold and cough.

A.  The MRI can be safely done in the presence of mild cold and cough.

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