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MR Scanning (RMCH)


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?

  1. The magnet scanner is always on, even when it is not scanning a patient.
  2. There are three scanners in the CMFT Trust;
    • Manchester Royal Infirmary
    • Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
    • Trafford General Hospital
  3. Any magnetic object that is taken into the scan room has the potential to become a projectile object due to the strength of the magnet.

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 Children's Hospital.

Opening Hours

Core hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Outside these hours an emergency service operates (see contact details below)


The department is run by a team of cross sectional Paediatric Radiographers and booking admin.

Additional Information

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.