A nurse will stay with your child throughout the scan.
The scanner will make a continuous knocking sound throughout the scan, which can be quite loud, but we will give you and your child ear protectors to minimise any discomfort.
Your child should wear clothes without zips or metal poppers for the scan – otherwise they will need to change into a gown.
They are painless and generally quick with no lasting effects.Your appointment letter will state whether your child is having sedation so you can follow the instructions below to prepare them.Your child may need this scan so that their doctors can get detailed pictures of the size and shape of part of your child’s body.It is important that your child does When you arrive at the hospital, you should report to the MRI department.Some scans need additional preparation – details about whether your child needs any additional preparation is in your appointment letter.
Some children find it difficult to lie still for the scan – either because of their age or their medical condition – so we might suggest they are under sedation for the MRI scan.