Imaging

When children need an imaging scan it is really helpful to show them what is going to happen. Children who are prepared for a hospital procedure feel less anxious, more in control and are better able to complete the tests. It is important that children are calm and lie still during the scan so the imaging is a high quality at the first attempt and no further scans are needed. We show step by step what happens during MRI, CT, X-ray, ultrasound and nuclear medicine renal imaging (DMSA and MAG3). The videos also include the sound of the MRI machine so children know what to expect. We also made videos with ideas for pretend play to help younger children use cardboard boxes, stickers and wires to play their teddy is having an MRI, CT, X-ray or Ultrasound.

CT Scan for children

A video explaining what happens when your child has a CT scan.

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CT Scan for children
Imaging Lungs
MRI and CT PDF Download

Echo for children

A video explaining what happens during an Echo.

Echo, Echocardiogram, Cardiology, Heart, Cardiac, Jelly, Ultrasound, Hospital, Child, Kids, Parents, Family, Support, Anxious, Prepare, Charity, Scotland, Electrodes, Stickers

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Echo for children
Heart Imaging
Echo and ECG PDF Download

Glasgow Cancer Centre

Helping children prepare for their specialist treatment and admission to the Cancer Centre in Glasgow.

Hospital, child, kids, parent, family, anxious, worried, preparing, cancer centre, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, Glasgow, Scotland, WWCIH, What? Why? Children in Hospital, charity, outreach nurse, Marion's house, Clic Sargent

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Glasgow Cancer Centre
General Imaging

MAG3 Renal Scan

A video showing what happens when a child goes for a MAG3 Renal Scan (Nuclear Medicine test) in hospital.

hospital, child, worried, anxious, renal, family, MAG3, parent, kidney, nuclear medicine, charity, scan, What? Why? Children in Hospital, WWCIH

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MAG3 Renal Scan
Digestive System Imaging
DMSA and MAG3 Scan PDF Download

MRI for children

A video explaining what happens when your child has a MRI.

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MRI for children
Brain Imaging
MRI and CT PDF Download

Play prepare for CT

A video explaining how you could prepare your child for a CT scan.

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Play prepare for CT
Imaging Play
MRI and CT PDF Download

Play prepare for MRI

A video explaining how you could prepare your child for a MRI.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI, Pretend play, Pretend hospital play, Child, Preparation, WWCIH, anxious, MRI noise, Scotland, Headphones, What, charity, hospital, Kids, what happens in an MRI, what do I tell my child about an MRI

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Play prepare for MRI
Imaging Play
MRI and CT PDF Download

Play prepare for X-ray

A video explaining what happens when your child has an X-ray.

kids, parent, anxious, worried, family, What? Why? Children in Hospital, pretend play, hospital, child, WWCIH, charity, X-ray, lion, Lewis, teddy, toy, chest, bones, what happens in an x-ray, how does it feel to have an x-ray, lung x-ray

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Play prepare for X-ray
Imaging Play
Ultrasound and X-Ray PDF Download

Play ultrasound

A video explaining what happens when your child has an Ultrasound.

hospital, child, parent, family, anxious, worried, WWCIH, What? Why? Children in Hospital, charity, pretend play, ultrasound, tummy, arm, lumps, Lewis lion, teddy, what happens in an ultrasound, imaging of lumps, imaging of bladder problems, ultrasound of sore tummy

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Play ultrasound
Imaging Play
Ultrasound and X-Ray PDF Download

Renal Scan (DMSA)

Our video shows what happens when a child goes for a Renal Scan (Nuclear Medicine test) in hospital

hospital, child, parent, family, anxious, worried, kidney, renal, DMSA, Nuclear Medicine, radioactivity, WWCIH, What? Why? Children in Hospital, charity, Glasgow, Scotland, scan, imaging

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Renal Scan (DMSA)
Digestive System Imaging
DMSA and MAG3 Scan PDF Download

Ultrasound for children

A video explaining what happens during an Ultrasound.

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Ultrasound for children
Digestive System Imaging
Ultrasound and X-Ray PDF Download

X-Ray for children

A video showing what happens when your child has a X-Ray.

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X-Ray for children
Imaging Lungs
Ultrasound and X-Ray PDF Download

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