Anaesthetic management of a patient undergoing magnetic resonance imaging with suspected intracranial disease

Amy Dutton
Friday, July 2, 2021

Seizing patients with suspected intracranial disease are relatively common within the veterinary profession. Veterinary nurses will be familiar with some of the most common challenges these patients present while hospitalised, however to determine the cause and severity of disease, general anaesthesia is often required. This article will discuss some of the specific considerations during the peri-anaesthetic period of a seizing patient undergoing magnetic resonance imaging, including recommendations for future practice.

Figure 1. Patient positioned in scanner attached to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safe multi-parameter machine (3880 MRI Patient Monitor, IRadimed, Florida, USA).
Figure 1. Patient positioned in scanner attached to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safe multi-parameter machine (3880 MRI Patient Monitor, IRadimed, Florida, USA).

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