Is an MRI safe for a child? What is the minimum age for an MRI scan?
Hello, my child is complaining of a lot of headaches and he even felt dizzy so my doctor suggests we should take an MRI test. He is 8 years old. I am concerned about him will he be safe? Are MRIs safe for kids? What is the minimum age for an MRI scan? Can 8 years old take an MRI test?
@kamisha Hello, An MRI is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a powerful magnet, radio frequencies, and a computer to produce images of a child's organs and structures. MRI does not pose any risks to your child. MRI referrals for children from 6 years of age as they are usually able to keep completely still for the length of the scan, which lasts a minimum of 15 minutes depending on the body region being scanned.