Paediatric MRI

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan or MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to capture detailed images of your brain, nerves, muscles, soft tissues and the internal organs of your body.

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Things to know

Because an MRI is essentially a large magnet it’s important you tell your MRI radiographer if your child has any of the following:

  • Pacemaker
  • Artificial heart valves
  • Any internal implants or devices in any part of your body
  • Any artificial prosthesis
  • Medication patches
  • Intrauterine devices
  • Aneurysm clips
  • Any injury to the eye involving a metallic object or fragment
  • Tattoos or permanent makeup
  • Hearing aids or devices
  • Body piercings
  • Implanted drug pumps including insulin

FAQs

  • Understandably, children can be a little nervous about having an MRI. We’ve made this animated video to talk them through what to expect when having an MRI at Queensland X-Ray.

    We cover what MRIs are used for, what is likely to happen before, during and after the appointment as well as how long it might take…don’t worry, it’s all pretty easy! We look forward to seeing you at one of our many practices soon.

  • Any of our practices which have an MRI scanner are able to scan a child, however at the time of booking we will talk through whether sedation is required. If your child does need a light sedative, we will most likely arrange for the MRI to take place at one of our hospital practices.

Watch: Having an MRI with Queensland X-Ray (Paediatric)

How much will it cost?

Fees for radiology procedures will vary depending on a variety of factors. We will advise you about the cost of your service at the time of booking but if you do have any questions, contact us and one of our team will be happy to help with your query. You can read more about our billing information here.

How do I access my images?

At Queensland X-Ray, we provide our patients with their images and results online. To access your images and results, you’ll need to register for an account when you visit one of our practices. If you’ve already registered, you can access the Patient Portal here.

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