EDITORIAL COMMENT: PDF OnlyAnaesthesia and sedation for diagnostic proceduresMenon, David K.; Gupta, Arun K.*Author Information Department of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge, UK *Department of Anaesthesia, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK David K. Menon, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge Clinical School. Box V3, Addenbrooke's Hospital. Cambridge CB2 2QQ. UK. Abbreviations ERCP—endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; MRI—magnetic resonance imaging. Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology: December 1994 - Volume 7 - Issue 6 - p 495 Buy Abstract The availability of new technology has resulted in an increase in the range and number of diagnostic procedures performed. The need to provide optimal sedation for large numbers of patients has lead to a variety of sedation protocols, and resulted in the use of anaesthetic agents by non-anaesthetists. The need for adequate supervision and monitoring of patients during such procedures are discussed. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.