The Children's MR Scanner is situated in Children's Radiology on
the ground floor of the Children's Hospital. We provide scanning
services to all specialities within the Children's Hospital.
Did you know……
…….3 Facts about Magnetic Resonance (MR) scanners?
- The magnet scanner is
always on, even when it is
not scanning a patient.
- There are three scanners in the CMFT Trust;
- Manchester Royal Infirmary
- Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
- Trafford General Hospital
- Any magnetic object that is taken into the scan room has the
potential to become a projectile object due to the strength of the
There are specific Local Rules for the MR scan area that must be
adhered to at all times, by all staff and visitors.
Procedures Done in the Department
MR Scanning of all body parts for paediatric patients both
in-patient and out-patient. When necessary scans may need to be
carried out under sedation or General Anaesthesia.
Relatives and Escorts
Parents are encouraged to go into the scanner with their child
to help them tolerate the procedure. However it is not advisable to
stay in the room with a patient having an MR scan during the first
trimester of pregnancy.
Within Children's Radiology, Ground floor, Royal Manchester
Core hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Outside these hours an emergency service operates (see contact
The department is run by a team of cross sectional Paediatric
Radiographers and booking admin.
For scans out of hours that need contrast, the referring team
will need to come down to the scanner and administer the contrast
in the absence of the Radiologist.