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Various types of scan such as CT, ultrasound and x-rays can show the size and shape of parts of your child’s body but not in as much detail as an MRI scan.The information from the scan is then used to help with diagnosis and plan their treatment.If you are unable to keep this appointment, please inform the department as soon as possible beforehand.

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The evening before the scan, reduce the amount of sleep your child has by allowing them to go to bed an hour later than usual.

On the day of the scan, wake your child at least one hour earlier than usual and try to keep them awake on the way to GOSH.

It is important that your child does When you arrive at the hospital, you should report to the MRI department.

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses a magnetic field rather than x-rays to take pictures of your child’s body.

The MRI scanner is a hollow machine with a tube running horizontally through its middle.

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