MRI Mock Scanner

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An MRI mock scanner simulates the real MRI experience, including the noises the camera makes throughout the scan. The mock scanner is a useful tool to see how your child will handle the MRI and assess their ability to complete an MRI without sedation.

A certified child life specialist will set up the mock scan and walk your child through the process. If your child is allowed to watch or listen to a video or music during their scan, the mock scanner is equipped to simulate these options as well.

In most cases, your child’s medical team will make the referral for your child to be assessed by a child life specialist prior to their scheduled MRI appointment. They will then arrange the visit to the mock scanner. If you have any questions, please contact our radiology child life team via email at

These scanners are located at the Hospital’s Main Campus in Philadelphia.

MRI Scanner