MRI scanners are located in hospitals and radiology centers.During the examination, radio waves manipulate the magnetic position of the atoms of the body, which are picked up by a powerful antenna and sent to a computer.In addition to the diversions offered by our child life specialists, our staff has extensive experience helping ease anxiety to make your child’s experience as enjoyable as possible.
Dress your child comfortably, in clothes that are easily removed (sweat clothes, t-shirts).
A radiofrequency coil is placed over the body part that is to be imaged.
The magnetic field, along with applied radiofrequency waves, temporarily alters the alignment of hydrogen protons found in water molecules within the body.
Computers construct the images based on the radiofrequency signals emitted by the protons.
While scheduling your MRI appointment and possibly speaking with an anesthesia assessment nurse, you will receive verbal preparation instructions that include dietary restrictions.
This child-friendly video cartoon can help prepare your child for getting an MRI.