Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)MMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI)Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)EnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNATestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZJoti Thind, MRT;Lars Grosse-Wortman, MD;Shi-Joon Yoo, MD, PhD;Albert Aziza, MHSc, MRT;Stephanie Holowka, MRT;Andrea Young, MRT;Tami Ralston, RN6.0000000000000072.0000000000000843.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn what happens during an MRI so your child knows what to expect.</p><h2>What is an MRI?</h2><p>Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a way of taking pictures of the inside of the body without X-rays. MRI uses a strong magnet to make the pictures. This is called an MRI scan.</p><p>An MRI scan is fairly noisy but does not hurt. A number of short MRI scans make up a complete MRI study. A complete MRI study may take as little as 30 minutes and up to two hours to complete.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>An MRI is a way of taking pictures of the inside of the body without X-rays. It does not hurt.</li> <li>Tell the MRI team ahead of time if your child has any metal in their body.</li> <li>An imaging specialist will look at the MRI study and send a report to your doctor. Your doctor will talk to you about the results of the MRI.</li> </ul><h2>What to tell your child about the MRI</h2> <p>Tell your child exactly what will happen during the MRI scan. Explain what they will see, hear and feel. Here is a description of what happens during an MRI scan. Remember, MRI scans do not hurt!</p> <h3>What happens before an MRI</h3> <ul> <li>Before your child goes into the room, the staff will ask some questions. They want to make sure your child will have no problems being near the strong magnet in the MRI scanner. There are some metal devices and implants that make it impossible to have an MRI.</li> <li>Your child will have to empty their pockets completely of everything, including coins, keys, pens, cell phones, wallets and bank cards. They will also have to take off their watch. Your child cannot wear any makeup or jewellery.</li> <li>Your child will change into a hospital gown.</li> </ul> <h3>What happens during an MRI</h3> <ul> <li>The MRI scanner is a large, round machine with a wide tunnel in the centre.</li> <li>Your child will lie on the bed. The technologist will place them in the correct position for the MRI scan.</li> <li>When everything is ready, the bed will be moved into the tunnel. Most of your child's body will be inside the tunnel.</li> <li>Your child must lie completely still for the whole time of each MRI scan.</li> <li>The scanner makes a loud knocking or drumming sound during scanning. Everyone staying in the room will wear ear plugs or headphones to protect their hearing.</li> <li>The technologist will talk to your child through a speaker. When the MRI scan is complete, the technologist will help your child off the table.</li> <li>In some scanners, there is an entertainment system so your child will be able to watch a movie while having the scan.</li> <li>If your child does not need to be asleep during the study, you will be able to stay in the room with your child if you wish. If you wish to stay in the room, you will also need to be screened for metal implants.</li> </ul><h2>Your child may need a needle for the MRI study</h2> <p>Some MRI scans give the doctor more information when they are done with a special liquid called a contrast medium. This liquid is put into the vein in the hand or arm using an intravenous line (IV). The IV is put in with a small needle. If needed, the IV will be inserted before the MRI scan.</p> <p>Contrast medium is normally very safe, but it may produce a reaction in rare cases. The team will watch your child very closely during and after the MRI to see if your child has a reaction. The team is trained to deal with these problems if they happen. A member of the team will discuss the risks with you before the MRI.</p> <h2>Members of the MRI team</h2> <p>A team of three or four people will be involved in the MRI study:</p> <ul> <li>A medical radiation technologist will do the MRI scans.</li> <li>A nurse will prepare your child for the scans. If your child is having sedation, the nurse will give the sedation. If your child is having a general anaesthetic, the nurse will assist the anaesthesiologist.</li> <li>The anaestheologist is the doctor who gives the general anaesthetic.</li> <li>A doctor will check each MRI scan to make sure that the study is complete. Most of the time, this will be a radiologist. This is a doctor who specializes in diagnostic images like MRI scans.</li> </ul><h2>What happens after the MRI study</h2> <p>After the MRI study, outpatients may go home unless they have other appointments at the hospital. If your child has had sedation or a general anaesthetic, you must stay until they are awake. This means your whole visit will usually take three to four hours.</p> <p>Your doctor will receive a report of the MRI scan. Your doctor will talk to you about the results of the MRI study.</p> <h2>Who to call if you have any questions</h2> <p>If you have any questions, call the MRI centre.</p><h2>Getting ready for the MRI</h2> <h3>Tell the MRI team about any metal in your child's body</h3> <p>Because MRI involves a strong magnetic field, certain metal implants could injure your child. Tell the MRI team if your child has had any surgeries, procedures or injuries that involved metal, such as metal rods, plates, screws, braces, clips or body piercing. If your child does have any implants, please give the MRI team information about the type of device and the manufacturer. In some cases, your child may need an X-ray to confirm that it is safe for them to have an MRI. If you have any questions, please contact the MRI team.</p> <h3>Your child may need sedation or general anaesthetic</h3> <p>If your child is old enough and able to lie completely still for about an hour (on average), they will not need to do anything special to prepare for the MRI study.</p> <p>If your child is not able to lie still for the whole study, they may need a special sleep medicine. If your child is an outpatient and needs to be asleep for the procedure, the MRI unit will give you information about when to stop feeding your child before the appointment.</p> <p>If your child needs to be asleep for the procedure, the nurse or <a href="/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">anaesthesiologist</a> will perform a full medical assessment to make sure it is safe for your child to have the sleep medicine. If it is not safe, your child's appointment will be delayed or cancelled.</p> <p>Write the date and time of your child's study here:</p> <p></p> <h2>What to do if you need to cancel your child's appointment</h2> <p>If you have to cancel your child's MRI appointment, please call the department as soon as possible.</p> <p>If your child has a bad cold and a cough, you should change the time of your child's appointment. Your child will likely be unable to lie still for the whole MRI study. Another patient will take your original appointment time. The need for MRI studies is very high.</p> <p>If you are late for your child's appointment, we may have to delay or cancel your appointment. </p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) patients usually have their MRI study in the MRI Centre at SickKids.</p> <p>To get to the MRI Centre, take the Atrium elevators to the 4th floor. Follow the hallway between 4A and 4D. This will link to CDIU. At the end of the hallway, turn left.</p> <p>For the MRI scans, we ask that you arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time. If your child is receiving a general anaesthetic, we ask that you arrive one hour before your appointment time.</p> <p>If your child's study is at Toronto General Hospital (TGH), the TGH staff will call you to tell you how to get there.</p>
التصوير بالرنين المغناطيسي (التصوير بالرنين المغناطيسي)االتصوير بالرنين المغناطيسي (التصوير بالرنين المغناطيسي)Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)ArabicOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNATestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZJoti Thind, MRTLars Grosse-Wortman, MDShi-Joon Yoo, MD, PhDAlbert Aziza, MHSc, MRTStephanie Holowka, MRTAndrea Young, MRTTami Ralston, RN6.0000000000000072.0000000000000843.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>التصوير بالرنين المغناطيسي هو وسيلة لالتقاط الصور لداخل الجسم دون استخدام الاشعة السينية. احصل على معلومات عن جهاز الرنين المغناطيسي والاستعدادات اللازمة قبل التصوير.</p>
磁共振成像 (MRI)磁共振成像 (MRI)Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)ChineseSimplifiedNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA1990-01-01T05:00:00ZJoti Thind, MRTLars Grosse-Wortman, MDShi-Joon Yoo, MD, PhDAlbert Aziza, MHSc, MRTStephanie Holowka, MRTAndrea Young, MRTTami Ralston, RN72.00000000000006.00000000000000843.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z了解 MRI 过程中的情况,这样孩子就知道会发生什么事情。<br>
磁共振成像 (MRI)磁共振成像 (MRI)Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)ChineseTraditionalNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA1990-01-01T05:00:00ZJoti Thind, MRTLars Grosse-Wortman, MDShi-Joon Yoo, MD, PhDAlbert Aziza, MHSc, MRTStephanie Holowka, MRTAndrea Young, MRTTami Ralston, RN72.00000000000006.00000000000000843.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z了解兒童磁共振成像檢查過程,包括金屬植入和全身麻醉等磁共振成像準備工作
Imágenes por Resonancia Magnética Nuclear (RMN)IImágenes por Resonancia Magnética Nuclear (RMN)Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)SpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZJoti Thind, MRTLars Grosse-Wortman, MDShi-Joon Yoo, MD, PhDAlbert Aziza, MHSc, MRTStephanie Holowka, MRTAndrea Young, MRTTami Ralston, RN72.00000000000006.00000000000000843.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Infórmese sobre qué sucede durante un estudio por Resonancia Magnética Nuclear y con el medio de contraste. Prepare a su niño y sepa de qué se trata la RMN.</p>
காந்த அதிர்வு விம்பங்கள் (மக்னடிக் ரிசொனன்ஸ் இம்மேஜிங் MRI )காந்த அதிர்வு விம்பங்கள் (மக்னடிக் ரிசொனன்ஸ் இம்மேஜிங் MRI )Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)TamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZJoti Thind, MRTLars Grosse-Wortman, MDShi-Joon Yoo, MD, PhDAlbert Aziza, MHSc, MRTStephanie Holowka, MRTAndrea Young, MRTTami Ralston, RN72.00000000000006.00000000000000843.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>மக்னடிக் ரிசொனன்ஸ் இம்மேஜிங்க் (MRI) என்பது மூளையில் உள்ள ஒழுங்கற்ற அமைப்பு முறைகளை காட்டும் ஒரு நியுரோஇமேஜிங் தொழில்நுட்பம். பிள்ளைகளுக்கான MRI ஸ்கான்கள் பற்றி படித்தறியுங்கள்.</p>
(MRI) میگنیٹک ریزونینس امیجنگ((MRI) میگنیٹک ریزونینس امیجنگMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)UrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZJoti Thind, MRTLars Grosse-Wortman, MDShi-Joon Yoo, MD, PhDAlbert Aziza, MHSc, MRTStephanie Holowka, MRTAndrea Young, MRTTami Ralston, RN72.00000000000006.00000000000000843.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>میگنیٹک ریزونینس امیجنگ (MRI) اعصاب کی تصویر کشی کی تکنیک ہے جس سے دماغ کی ساخت میں غیر معمولی پن کو دیکھا جاسکتا ہے۔ بچوں کیلئے MRI اسکینز کے بارے میں پڑھیں۔</p>
Imagerie par résonnance magnétique (IRM)IImagerie par résonnance magnétique (IRM)Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)FrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNATestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZJoti Thind, MRT;Lars Grosse-Wortman, MD;Shi-Joon Yoo, MD, PhD;Albert Aziza, MHSc, MRT;Stephanie Holowka, MRT;Andrea Young, MRT;Tami Ralston, RN6.0000000000000072.0000000000000843.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Vous apprendrez ce qui se passe pendant une IRM pour que votre enfant sache à quoi s’attendre. </p><h2>Qu’est-ce qu’une IRM?</h2><p>L’imagerie par résonnance magnétique est un moyen de prendre des photos de l’intérieur du corps sans utiliser la radiographie aux rayons X. L’IRM utilise un puissant aimant pour prendre les images. C’est ce que l’on appelle un examen par IRM.</p><p>Une IRM est assez bruyante, mais est sans douleur. Quelques petits examens par IRM composent une étude complète, qui peut prendre moins 30 minutes ou bien plus de 2 heures.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Une IRM est un moyen de prendre des photos de l’intérieur du corps sans avoir à faire de radiographies. Elle est indolore.</li> <li>Appelez l’équipe d’IRM à l’avance si votre enfant a des implants de métal. </li> <li>Un spécialiste de l’imagerie examinera les analyses et enverra un rapport à votre médecin. Votre médecin vous parlera des résultats de l’IRM.</li> </ul><h2>Que dire à votre enfant au sujet de l’IRM</h2> <p>Dites à votre enfant exactement ce qui se passera pendant l’IRM. Expliquez-lui ce qu’il verra, entendra et sentira. Voici une description de ce qui se passe pendant une IRM. Souvenez-vous, les IRM sont sans douleur!</p> <h3>Ce qui se passe avant l’IRM</h3> <ul> <li>Avant que l’enfant n’entre dans la pièce, le personnel posera des questions pour vérifier qu'il n'y a pas d'obstacles à ce que l’enfant soit près du puissant aimant del’appareil. Il y a des appareils et des implants qui rendent impossible l’examen par IRM.</li> <li>Votre enfant devra vider ses poches, y compris les pièces de monnaie, les clés, les stylos, le téléphone cellulaire, le portefeuille et les cartes bancaires. Il devra aussi enlever sa montre. De plus, votre enfant ne pourra pas porter de maquillage ou de bijoux.</li> <li>Votre enfant portera une chemise d’hôpital.</li> </ul> <h3>Ce qui se passe pendant une IRM</h3> <ul> <li>L’appareil est une grosse machine ronde avec un grand tunnel au milieu.</li> <li>Votre enfant se couchera sur le lit. Le technologue le placera dans la bonne position.</li> <li>Quand tout sera prêt, le lit se déplacera dans le tunnel. La majeure partie du corps de votre enfant sera à l’intérieur.</li> <li>Votre enfant doit rester complètement immobile pour la durée de l’examen.</li> <li>L’appareil émet des sons qui ressemblent à des percussions pendant qu’il est en marche. Ce bruit est fort; tout le monde dans la pièce portera des bouchons ou des cache-oreille pour se protéger les oreilles.</li> <li>Le technologue parlera à votre enfant à l’aide d’un micro. Quand l’IRM sera terminé, il aidera votre enfant à descendre.</li> <li>Certains appareils sont équipés d’un système de divertissement, pour que votre enfant puisse regarder un film pendant l’examen. </li> <li>Si votre enfant n’a pas besoin d’être endormi pendant l’examen, vous pourrez rester dans la pièce avec lui si vous voulez. Si vous voulez rester dans la pièce, on devra vous examiner vous aussi pour voir si vous avez des implants en métal.</li> </ul><h2>Votre enfant pourrait avoir besoin d’une injection pour l’analyse par IRM</h2> <p>Certains examens par IRM donnent au médecin de plus amples renseignements quand on les effectue au moyen d’un liquide spécial appelé agent de contraste. Ce liquide est injecté dans la veine de la main ou du bras au moyen d’un cathéter intraveineux (IV). L’IV est inséré au moyen d’une petite aiguille. Au besoin, l’IV est inséré avant l’examen par IRM.</p> <p>Normalement, les agents de contraste sont très sûrs, mais ils peuvent induire une réaction dans de rares cas. L’équipe surveillera attentivement votre enfant pendant et après l’IRM pour voir s’il a une réaction. L’équipe est formée pour traiter ce genre de problème, s’ils surviennent. Un membre de l’équipe discutera des risques avec vous avant l’IRM.</p> <h2>Membres de l’équipe d’IRM</h2> <p>L'équipe en charge est composée de 3 ou 4 personnes :</p> <ul> <li>Un technologue en radiation (un manipulateur-radiologiste) fera les examens par IRM.</li> <li>Un infirmier préparera votre enfant pour les examens. Si votre enfant a besoin d’un sédatif, l’infirmier le lui donnera. Si votre enfant subit une anesthésie générale, l’infirmier assistera l’anesthésiste.</li> <li>L’anesthésiste est le médecin qui donne l’anesthésie général. </li> <li>Un médecin vérifiera chaque IRM pour s'assurer que les examens sont complets. La plupart du temps, il s'agira d'un radiologue, un médecin spécialisé dans les images diagnostiques comme les examens par IRM.</li></ul><h2>Ce qui se passe après un examen par IRM</h2> <p>Après un examen par IRM, les patients externes peuvent retournez chez-eux, à moins d’avoir d’autres rendez-vous à l’hôpital. Si votre enfant a reçu un sédatif ou est sous une anesthésie générale, vous devez rester jusqu’à ce qu’il se réveille, ce qui veut dire que la visite prendra de 3 à 4 heures.</p> <p>Votre médecin recevra un rapport de l’examen par IRM et vous parlera des résultats des analyses.</p> <h2>Qui appeler si vous avez des questions</h2> <p>Si vous avez des questions, appelez le centre d’IRM.</p><h2>Se préparer à l’IRM</h2> <h3>Mentionner à l’équipe la présence de toute pièce de métal dans le corps de votre enfant</h3> <p>Étant donné que l’IRM fonctionne avec un puissant champ magnétique, certains implants en métal pourraient blesser votre enfant. Mentionnez à l’équipe d’IRM si votre enfant a eu des opérations, des interventions ou des blessures qui peuvent impliquer du métal, comme des tiges, des plaques, des vis, des corsets, des pinces ou des perçages (piercings) corporels en métal. Si votre enfant a des implants, veuillez préciser à l’équipe le type d’implant et le fabricant. Dans certains cas, votre enfant pourrait devoir subir une radiographie pour que l’on confirme que les IRM sont sans danger. Si vous avez des questions, veuillez communiquer avec l’équipe d’IRM.</p> <h3>Votre enfant pourrait avoir besoin d’un sédatif ou d’un anesthésique général</h3> <p>Si votre enfant est assez vieux et capable se rester parfaitement immobile pendant environ 1 heure (en moyenne), il n’aura pas besoin de mesures spéciales pour se préparer à une étude par IRM.</p> <p>Si votre enfant n’est pas en mesure de rester immobile pendant toute l’étude, il pourrait avoir besoin d’un médicament spécial pour dormir, une anesthésie générale. Si votre enfant est un patient externe et qu’il a besoin d’être endormi pour l’intervention, l’unité d'IRM vous dira quand cesser de nourrir votre enfant avant le rendez-vous.</p> <p>Si votre enfant doit être endormi pour l’intervention, l’infirmier ou l’anesthésiste effectuera une évaluation médicale complète pour vérifier si votre enfant peut recevoir le médicament. Si l’administration du médicament n’est pas sûre, elle sera reportée ou annulée.</p> <p>Écrire la date et l’heure de l’étude de votre enfant ici :</p> <p></p> <h2>Quoi faire si vous devez annuler le rendez-vous de votre enfant</h2> <p>Si vous devez annuler le rendez-vous de votre enfant, appelez le département aussi tôt que possible.</p> <p>Si votre enfant a un mauvais rhume et de la toux, vous devrez changer la date du rendez-vous. Votre enfant sera probablement incapable de rester immobile pendant l’examen. Un autre patient prendra la place de votre enfant, car le besoin d’analyses par IRM est très grand.</p> <p>Si vous êtes en retard pour le rendez-vous de votre enfant, nous pourrions devoir reporter ou annuler votre rendez-­vous.</p><h2>À l'hôpital SickKids</h2> <p>Les patients de l’hôpital The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) ont habituellement leur examen par IRM au centre d’IRM à SickKids.</p> <p>Pour vous rendre au centre, prenez les ascenseurs de l’atrium jusqu’au quatrième étage. Suivez le corridor entre l’aile 4A et 4D, ce qui vous mènera à l’unité de diagnostic et d’intervention cardiaques. Au bout du corridor, tournez à gauche.</p> <p>Pour les IRM, nous vous demandons d’arriver 30 minutes avant l’heure du rendez-vous. Si votre enfant reçoit un anesthésique général, nous vous demandons d’arriver une heure avant le rendez-vous.</p> <p>Si l’IRM se fait à l'hôpital Toronto General Hospital (TGH), le personnel du TGH vous appellera pour vous dire comment vous y rendre.</p>

 

 

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)1270.00000000000Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)MEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNATestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZJoti Thind, MRT;Lars Grosse-Wortman, MD;Shi-Joon Yoo, MD, PhD;Albert Aziza, MHSc, MRT;Stephanie Holowka, MRT;Andrea Young, MRT;Tami Ralston, RN6.0000000000000072.0000000000000843.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn what happens during an MRI so your child knows what to expect.</p><h2>What is an MRI?</h2><p>Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a way of taking pictures of the inside of the body without X-rays. MRI uses a strong magnet to make the pictures. This is called an MRI scan.</p><p>An MRI scan is fairly noisy but does not hurt. A number of short MRI scans make up a complete MRI study. A complete MRI study may take as little as 30 minutes and up to two hours to complete.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>An MRI is a way of taking pictures of the inside of the body without X-rays. It does not hurt.</li> <li>Tell the MRI team ahead of time if your child has any metal in their body.</li> <li>An imaging specialist will look at the MRI study and send a report to your doctor. Your doctor will talk to you about the results of the MRI.</li> </ul><h2>What to tell your child about the MRI</h2> <p>Tell your child exactly what will happen during the MRI scan. Explain what they will see, hear and feel. Here is a description of what happens during an MRI scan. Remember, MRI scans do not hurt!</p> <h3>What happens before an MRI</h3> <ul> <li>Before your child goes into the room, the staff will ask some questions. They want to make sure your child will have no problems being near the strong magnet in the MRI scanner. There are some metal devices and implants that make it impossible to have an MRI.</li> <li>Your child will have to empty their pockets completely of everything, including coins, keys, pens, cell phones, wallets and bank cards. They will also have to take off their watch. Your child cannot wear any makeup or jewellery.</li> <li>Your child will change into a hospital gown.</li> </ul> <h3>What happens during an MRI</h3> <ul> <li>The MRI scanner is a large, round machine with a wide tunnel in the centre.</li> <li>Your child will lie on the bed. The technologist will place them in the correct position for the MRI scan.</li> <li>When everything is ready, the bed will be moved into the tunnel. Most of your child's body will be inside the tunnel.</li> <li>Your child must lie completely still for the whole time of each MRI scan.</li> <li>The scanner makes a loud knocking or drumming sound during scanning. Everyone staying in the room will wear ear plugs or headphones to protect their hearing.</li> <li>The technologist will talk to your child through a speaker. When the MRI scan is complete, the technologist will help your child off the table.</li> <li>In some scanners, there is an entertainment system so your child will be able to watch a movie while having the scan.</li> <li>If your child does not need to be asleep during the study, you will be able to stay in the room with your child if you wish. If you wish to stay in the room, you will also need to be screened for metal implants.</li> </ul><h2>Your child may need a needle for the MRI study</h2> <p>Some MRI scans give the doctor more information when they are done with a special liquid called a contrast medium. This liquid is put into the vein in the hand or arm using an intravenous line (IV). The IV is put in with a small needle. If needed, the IV will be inserted before the MRI scan.</p> <p>Contrast medium is normally very safe, but it may produce a reaction in rare cases. The team will watch your child very closely during and after the MRI to see if your child has a reaction. The team is trained to deal with these problems if they happen. A member of the team will discuss the risks with you before the MRI.</p> <h2>Members of the MRI team</h2> <p>A team of three or four people will be involved in the MRI study:</p> <ul> <li>A medical radiation technologist will do the MRI scans.</li> <li>A nurse will prepare your child for the scans. If your child is having sedation, the nurse will give the sedation. If your child is having a general anaesthetic, the nurse will assist the anaesthesiologist.</li> <li>The anaestheologist is the doctor who gives the general anaesthetic.</li> <li>A doctor will check each MRI scan to make sure that the study is complete. Most of the time, this will be a radiologist. This is a doctor who specializes in diagnostic images like MRI scans.</li> </ul><h2>What happens after the MRI study</h2> <p>After the MRI study, outpatients may go home unless they have other appointments at the hospital. If your child has had sedation or a general anaesthetic, you must stay until they are awake. This means your whole visit will usually take three to four hours.</p> <p>Your doctor will receive a report of the MRI scan. Your doctor will talk to you about the results of the MRI study.</p> <h2>Who to call if you have any questions</h2> <p>If you have any questions, call the MRI centre.</p><h2>Getting ready for the MRI</h2> <h3>Tell the MRI team about any metal in your child's body</h3> <p>Because MRI involves a strong magnetic field, certain metal implants could injure your child. Tell the MRI team if your child has had any surgeries, procedures or injuries that involved metal, such as metal rods, plates, screws, braces, clips or body piercing. If your child does have any implants, please give the MRI team information about the type of device and the manufacturer. In some cases, your child may need an X-ray to confirm that it is safe for them to have an MRI. If you have any questions, please contact the MRI team.</p> <h3>Your child may need sedation or general anaesthetic</h3> <p>If your child is old enough and able to lie completely still for about an hour (on average), they will not need to do anything special to prepare for the MRI study.</p> <p>If your child is not able to lie still for the whole study, they may need a special sleep medicine. If your child is an outpatient and needs to be asleep for the procedure, the MRI unit will give you information about when to stop feeding your child before the appointment.</p> <p>If your child needs to be asleep for the procedure, the nurse or <a href="/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">anaesthesiologist</a> will perform a full medical assessment to make sure it is safe for your child to have the sleep medicine. If it is not safe, your child's appointment will be delayed or cancelled.</p> <p>Write the date and time of your child's study here:</p> <p></p> <h2>What to do if you need to cancel your child's appointment</h2> <p>If you have to cancel your child's MRI appointment, please call the department as soon as possible.</p> <p>If your child has a bad cold and a cough, you should change the time of your child's appointment. Your child will likely be unable to lie still for the whole MRI study. Another patient will take your original appointment time. The need for MRI studies is very high.</p> <p>If you are late for your child's appointment, we may have to delay or cancel your appointment. </p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) patients usually have their MRI study in the MRI Centre at SickKids.</p> <p>To get to the MRI Centre, take the Atrium elevators to the 4th floor. Follow the hallway between 4A and 4D. This will link to CDIU. At the end of the hallway, turn left.</p> <p>For the MRI scans, we ask that you arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time. If your child is receiving a general anaesthetic, we ask that you arrive one hour before your appointment time.</p> <p>If your child's study is at Toronto General Hospital (TGH), the TGH staff will call you to tell you how to get there.</p>Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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