How to prepare mentally for an MRI scan

What is an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's a big machine that doctors use to look inside your body!

Feeling Nervous?

It’s okay to feel a bit nervous about getting an MRI. Let’s learn how to make it easier!

Learn About MRI

Ask your doctor about the MRI. Knowing what will happen can make you less scared.

Listen to the Sounds

MRI machines make loud noises. Listening to them beforehand can help you stay calm.

Practice lying still like a superhero on a mission! It helps the MRI get better pictures.

Practice Lying Still

You can often bring a small toy or a blanket that makes you feel safe.

Bring a Favorite Toy

Imagine a Story

While you lie still, imagine you’re on a space adventure or in your favorite story!

Breathing Exercises

Take deep breaths in and out to relax. Pretend you’re blowing up a giant balloon!

Think Positive

Think about something fun you’ll do after the MRI, like eating ice cream!

Always ask questions if you're unsure about anything. Doctors are there to help you.