(WFRV) -- Getting an MRI done is never fun, especially for kids.
But now, new goggles are helping kids stay calm in the claustrophobic setting.
Rather than getting sedated, kids watch movies with special goggles and headphones. That shuts out the noise, and keeps kids occupied during the procedure.
"We've had as young as 4 and 5 years old use the goggles," said nurse Heather Haddock. "Which is pretty amazing for them to hold still for sometimes 20 minute exams up to an hour, hour and a half."
Some specialists say they've seen the number of children completing their scans without sedation double.