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Do premature babies get Brain MRI's done to make sure no AVM or anything wrong? i was born in 89 and born in Toronto Canada.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Ultrasound not MRI

The normal treatment of premis in 1989 may have includes a screening cranial ultrasound to look for bleeds or other anomalies.
MRI was just starting to be available in the early 80's and are not routinely used in premi's.They are rarely used today due to the need to keep perfectly still, which would often require anesthesia.

In brief: Ultrasound not MRI

The normal treatment of premis in 1989 may have includes a screening cranial ultrasound to look for bleeds or other anomalies.
MRI was just starting to be available in the early 80's and are not routinely used in premi's.They are rarely used today due to the need to keep perfectly still, which would often require anesthesia.
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Prematurity

No. Premature babies are fragile medically and often will not stay still without sedation.
Sedating a premature baby for an elective MRI study could lead to too much sedation and low oxygenation and put the baby at risk for damage to the brain.

In brief: Prematurity

No. Premature babies are fragile medically and often will not stay still without sedation.
Sedating a premature baby for an elective MRI study could lead to too much sedation and low oxygenation and put the baby at risk for damage to the brain.
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Not typically. In the more premature infants,

In brief: No

Not typically. In the more premature infants,
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