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Preparing Your Child for an MRI

The first time anyone has an MRI, it's a rather unique experience. Here at HSHS St. Vincent Children's Hospital, we get that.

What is an MRI?

An MRI is how we can take pictures of the inside of your child's body, such as their brain or foot, with a big special camera. Watch this video to learn more!  

Child Life Can Help

If you are concerned about how to discuss any of this with your child, Child Life Specialists at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital can help. They are trained to teach children and families the skills it takes to cope with a hospitalization. Child Life Specialists can help children and families prepare for the experience by using medical play, age-appropriate explanations and comfort measures. If you are interested in speaking or meeting with a Child Life Specialist, call 920-433-8641 or notify your child’s doctor.