Imaging Scans (MRI, CT, GFR, Bone Scan)
MRI technicians will give your child protective ear plugs or covers that reduce noise during the scan. Some Machines in children’s hospitals offer a special TV screen that the child can watch during the scan. Some offer audio music during the scan.
Talk to your medical team in advance about what options your child may have. This will enable you to accurately prepare your child, and you may even select your own DVD or CD for your child to enjoy during the scan.
Parents and child life specialists are often able to be present to support a child during the scanning process. Talk to your medical team about whether you can stay and whether a child life specialist is available for advanced preparation and support during the procedure.