Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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Learn what happens during an MRI so your child knows what to expect.

Key points

  • An MRI is a way of taking pictures of the inside of the body without X-rays. It does not hurt.
  • Tell the MRI team ahead of time if your child has any metal in their body.
  • 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.
Last updated: November 17th 2009