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Getting an MRI: A Cartoon for Kids

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This child-friendly cartoon can help prepare your child for getting an MRI. http://www.chop.edu/radiology In this animated MRI video created by child life specialists, your child will learn what to expect during an MRI scan from the point of view of a child who had an MRI with pediatric radiology experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She talks about what the MRI machine looks like, the MRI technologist who helps her, the noise from the MRI machine, and more. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a powerful magnet, radiofrequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of the body’s organs and structures. Your child will be asked to change into a hospital gown and take off any metal objects that are on his or her body, including earrings or other jewelry, due to the magnet inside of the MRI scanner. The MRI machine looks like a small tunnel. The exam table looks like a small bed that slides into the opening of the tunnel. An MRI technologist takes pictures from the control room. The MRI technologist can see your child the whole time through the window into the control room, and they can talk to each other through microphones. It is important for your child to be as still as possible so the MRI images don’t come out blurry. A child life specialist can help your child prepare for the exam and offer tips for staying calm and still. The machine makes noises that can get a little loud, so your child can wear ear plugs or headphones during the MRI test. During the video, you and your child can listen to what the MRI noise sounds like.
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Eliza Dulay (3 days ago)
W
CoffeeDrake3106 (8 days ago)
I had to get one of my chest and pelvic area yesterday, I had to drink some stuff that tasted like really flat room temperature 7-up
Avalasia Love (1 month ago)
I've had a few MRIs before. They went pretty smoothly but I didn't much care for the injection but even that wasn't so bad.
Maxie S (2 months ago)
A "little" loud
Maxie S (2 months ago)
Here's why you need no metal in an MRI so it won't kill you, it happened before, look it up
Maxie S (2 months ago)
This is terrifying
Emily Holgate (3 months ago)
I’m going tonight 😢
Chapinaa420 (4 months ago)
Do I have the right to keep an eye on my 5y/o daughter while she gets hers done???
Lps cake Toohey (4 months ago)
I am going in 3 days
Seawalrus (5 months ago)
Its litrally just a big thing that makes alot of noise and is close to your face...
RaikoTheSaikou (5 months ago)
my brother (sibling) is getting an mri in about 2 or 2 days(s). i hope he comes out oh kay! XD
Ivan The Communist (5 months ago)
I'm not here because I am going or was on a mri scan. It's just 2 am and this was in my recommendation list.
Hybrid (5 months ago)
What the
Hybrid (5 months ago)
Lol
Chris Nunez (6 months ago)
i feel bad for any child that had to watch it. This probally brought up more questions then it solves. lol
J_O_Y Annie (6 months ago)
I had one today
Alketa Struga (7 months ago)
Know what I. Go to this hopsitill
Shannon Barone (7 months ago)
I am scared
TeeCan (8 months ago)
I've never had a helmet on my head while biking, I only have an helmet on while mountain biking.
Savannah Eddy (9 months ago)
i went today but i didnt make it all the way through i had a panic attack
Christopher K (9 months ago)
I had one today, They did not have these cartoons when I was a kid, I have lost count how many I have had close to 30, been having them since I was 2,
Simone Johnson (10 months ago)
I was scared on the M.R.I room
OverGloweded (11 months ago)
I’m going tomorrow...wish me luck!
Hailey Jackson (7 months ago)
OverGloweded I’m going tomorrow also
Danielle Harmer (1 year ago)
I’m having an MRI today but I’m going to my friend’s house after school so I can forget all about it.
Lazy_PoopTDM (1 year ago)
Im going aswell
Destiny animates (1 year ago)
Football Helmet !!
AJdizzle (1 year ago)
20 mins till mine
Leticia Perez (1 year ago)
I'm having one next week
Nupetiet (1 year ago)
I thought this was gonna be really, really corny, but this is actually pretty rad. Good work, CHoP!
Thomas Britton (1 year ago)
Awwwsome!
niyapooh 11 (2 years ago)
I'm going today
Kelly Louise (2 years ago)
This is really helpful!!!!

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