The purpose of this video is to show that Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans are a valuable tool in answering questions about the structure of the brain, diagnosis, documentation of extent and time of injury, and how things may look. It does not function as a predictor of how things will look in the future.
The first part of the video is presented by a pediatric neurologist who walks the viewer through what an MRI is and how it is performed. He also provides examples of what neurologists look at when they view the scans.
The second part of the video presents parents who share their stories about what the MRI experience was like for them and their children. Their stories include both positive and negative experiences as well as predictions about their children (versus what actually happened). The effects of labeling their children as a result of the MRI.
The video concludes with a list of suggested questions parents can ask their doctor to help them better understand what is being done and what the data suggests as well as suggestions from parents to doctors on how to present to parents the information gathered by the MRI.
Available As: DVD format
Produced By: Laila Adel, Blind Babies Foundation, The
Running Time: 50 minutes