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Is MRI safter at 6 months, 8 months or 12 months.

When is the safest time for a 6 month baby to get an MRI

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Asked by frobbins at 9:25 AM on Jul. 29, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Ask the doc....

    Answer by Crafty26 at 9:29 AM on Jul. 29, 2013

  • Why would baby get an MRI unless she needs it? They aren't a routine part of well child visits.

    My son needed an MRI at 5 yrs old, so he got one. He was sedated for it and everything went smoothly.

    Speak with your doctor, like Crafty said.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 9:44 AM on Jul. 29, 2013

  • my daughter had an MRI and a cat scan at 4 months old. if the child needs it done i would think the doctor would know the answer to your question.

    Answer by tnm786 at 10:08 AM on Jul. 29, 2013

  • When the doctor orders it. The doctor wouldn't order it if it wasn't necessary.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 10:31 AM on Jul. 29, 2013

  • DS had one done at 4 months old, because that is when he needed one. If your doctor wants to order one then do it when he says to.

    Answer by kmath at 12:14 PM on Jul. 29, 2013

  • Its no safer then it you as a grown up. Doesn't matter, it sucks that they have to have it done, but it' will hopefully give you answers. good luck!

    Answer by Sillylins at 1:10 PM on Jul. 29, 2013

  • When they need it.
    If they need one at 6 months that is the time to get it.
    It isn't a test that you just do just because.
    Maybe you need to provide more info but I really do not understand why you would ask this question.

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:55 PM on Jul. 29, 2013

  • Is the issue she's getting the MRI for safe to be put off for months, or is it a condition that will get worse?

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 2:15 PM on Jul. 29, 2013

  • My daughter had an MRI at age four because she got a bad eadache and the doctor worried that it might be a brain tumor, but thankfully it turned out fine. Or are you talking about the MMR vaccine?

    Answer by Ballad at 4:02 PM on Jul. 29, 2013

  • An MRI is only ordered when necessary. Most children have to be sedated, so if it can be put off, a doctor will put it off until they are older and bigger. ODD had one at three to check for a congenital brain deformity DH has. The doctor didn't want to do it any sooner and it wasn't a life threatening situation- my question would be is the medical issue something that will get worse if not diagnosed and treated, or is it a "just in case" MRI, with no immediate need for diagnosis and treatment (for example, if at a year ODD had started having severe full body spasms like DH we would have done the MRI then, as opposed to waiting until she was three because she had no symptoms)?

    Answer by preacherskid at 8:10 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

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