This inspiring story is about a non-anesthesia MRI patient. The patient was a 5-year-old girl who had two prior unsuccessful MRIs at different facilities.
It was very important to the patient’s mother that the child complete the scan without anesthesia; the patient’s mother had specifically researched and chose New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital because of the exceptional care they provide for the pediatric population.
The medical team worked to put the patient and her family at ease for the 6:00am case. The patient was prepared using an MRI Kitten Scanner & engaged in distraction using MRI video goggles, both funded by the Hugs For Brady Foundation. The team figured out a way for the patient to lay on her back (as opposed to the original position on her stomach) so she could easily utilize the video goggles. As a result, the patient was able to successfully complete the scan. Following her visit the patient rushed off to her Preschool Graduation Ceremony!
This remarkable success story could not have been possible without the teamwork of the dedicated staff at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the donation of the MRI Kitten Scanner and Video Goggles from Hugs for Brady. We look forward to many more cases like this.
It is with your generous support that we are able to make equipment donations like this. Items like these can drastically improve the experiences of children and families dealing with the horrible reality of pediatric cancer.
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We would like to extend a special thank you to Tina M. DiMartino, MS, CCLS and the team at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital 3Tower for sharing this inspiring story. The work you do is truly incredible.
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