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Is your child having their first MRI scan? We know that the big, round, noisy machine can be scary.
That's why UPMC Children's radiology certified child life specialists (CCLS) offer a mock MRI before the real thing.
Our MRI simulator:
Our CCLS uses age-appropriate teaching tools and language to prepare your child for their MRI. Based on the mock MRI, they can assess if your child can get through the test without sedation.
Most kids that have a mock MRI:
We offer appointments for children ages 4 and older Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UPMC Children's main campus in Lawrenceville.
Appointments for the MRI simulator take about 20 minutes.
Contact the Radiology CCLS Team to make an appointment:
When making an appointment, please provide:
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
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