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Kids and MRI

Kids And Mri

It is important to inform and prepare your child for their MRI so they are comfortable with the process.

Let your child know that:

  • MRIs do not hurt
  • The big machine takes pictures of their insides to help them feel better.
  • It’s important to hold very still during the scan.
  • A registered technologist will help them move onto the MRI bed.
  • MRI beds sometimes have seatbelts, like cars, to help keep you safe.
  • The MRI makes loud noises when it takes pictures but you can listen to music to help with the noise.
  • A registered technologist will be able to see you and talk to you during your MRI scan.
  • It’s sometimes helpful to use your imagination. Pretend you are going to outer space or flying a plane.

The most common issue with small children obtaining MRI scans is their inability to hold still.

Depending on your child’s age, we will evaluate whether or not a oral sedation is necessary and consult with your referring physician.