Children's MRI


MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging.

An MRI scan uses a combination of a strong magnet and radiowaves to produce detailed pictures of the inside of the body. It can help to find out what is causing your child's problem and help your doctor to find the best treatment.

It provides much more detailed pictures of your child's body than an ordinary x-ray. It is particularly good at identifying problems in the spine, brain and the joints.

MRI of the brain
MRI of orbital cavities
MRI of hypophysis
MRI of brain + angiography of cerebral vessels
MRI thoracic spine
Complex MRI examination of the spine
MRI of the knee joint (one joint)
MRI of the shoulder joint
MRI of one hip joint
MRI of hip joints
MRI of sacroiliac joint

In our clinic, various types of MRI are performed for children over 6 years of age:

  • Brain MRI
  • MRI angiography (examination of blood vessels in the brain)
  • MRI of pituitary gland
  • MRI of paranasal sinuses
  • MRI of spine
  • MRI of hip joints
  • MRI of knee joints

General indications for MRI of joints and musculoskeletal system:

  • sports-related and non-sporting joint injury
  • pain syndrome in the joint or in soft tissues around it

Peculiarities of MRI for children

In Children’s Polyclinic of Litfond, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is performed for children over 5-6 years of age. The possibility to carry out MRI in children depends not so much on age as on child's ability to calmly and motionlessly lie during the procedure.

During the MRI (15 – 40 minutes depending on the type of examination), a child should lie completely motionless, otherwise, the pictures will be of poor quality and will have a low diagnostic value.

The examination is completely painless, the only physical inconvenience that accompanies MRI is a rather loud knock during the operation of the tomograph.

During the procedure, the accompanying parent can stay in the same room with his/her child. However, it is not recommended for a pregnant mother in the first trimester of pregnancy to be in the same room with a working tomograph.

During the scan

Once positioned on the scanner table you will need to keep still so that the pictures are not blurred.

For further information or to book an appointment, call us today on +7 495 150 69 92