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Anaesthesia for CT, MRI and Interventional Radiology 

Anaesthesia for CT, MRI and Interventional Radiology
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Anaesthesia for CT, MRI and Interventional Radiology
Author(s):

Keith G. Allman

, Iain H. Wilson

, and Aidan O’Donnell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199584048.003.0030
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date: 22 May 2018

Pippa Dix

Anaesthesia for CT and MRI scanning 716

Anaesthesia for computerised tomography (CT) 718

Anaesthesia for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 720

Darryl Johnston

Anaesthesia for interventional radiology (IR) 724

The anaesthetist working in the medical imaging department may be expected to use unfamiliar equipment in a potentially hazardous environment. Ensure that trained assistance, monitoring, etc. are available and familiarise yourself with the surroundings. Locate the nearest resuscitation facilities (self-inflating bag/mask, portable oxygen, ‘crash’ trolley, and defibrillator)—confirm that your assistant and the radiographers also know where these are!...

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