How to Prepare Your Child for an MRI Scan

What's an MRI?

An MRI is a big machine that doctors use to see how everything inside you is working, without using any needles!

Bring Your Favorite Toy!

You can bring your favorite toy or blanket to hold during the scan. It'll make you feel safe and cozy!

Dress Comfy!

Wear something comfy like pajamas. No zippers or buttons because the MRI doesn't like metal.

Eating and Drinking

Sometimes, you need to skip snacks before the scan. Your doctor will tell you if you need to fast.

Let's play a game: Practice lying still like you're a superhero on a secret mission!

Practice Lying Still

You can listen to your favorite songs during the MRI.

Listen to Music!

Explain What Will Happen

Your doctor will explain everything and show you the MRI room so there's nothing to worry about.

It's a Bit Noisy

The MRI makes funny sounds. It's just the machine working to take pictures of inside you.

Remember, your doctor and a nurse will be right there with you. They'll take care of you!